Management Team

Applied Sciences Group's management team exhibits a common thread: each member has extensive software engineering expertise and hand on experience.  Our team is committed to delivering the very highest quality and value engineering services available to our clients, each and every time.

Paul Buckley - President

Paul Buckley, ASG

  • As President, Paul is responsible for strategic direction, management and profitability of Applied Sciences Group
  • Paul joined Applied Sciences Group in 1996 and became the company president in June 1997
  • With a diverse background in software and systems engineering including DoD Command and Control Systems, Wireless Communication Systems, and Medical Devices, Paul is able to lead the organization from a strong technical base
  • Paul holds a B.S. in Bio-Medical Engineering and an M.S. in Computer & Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Most recently Paul graduated from the University at Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, where he was the 2004 recipient of the Taylor Kew award in recognition of Entrepreneurial Excellence and in 2008 Paul completed the Advanced CEL Program
  • In 2010, Paul was elected to be the President of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Alumni Association and was elected to the Board of Directors for the Upstate New York, Medtech Association.  He has also served on the board of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership since 2007. In 2013 he was selected by the University of Rochester - Department of Biomedical Engineering to help build a Masters program around medical device design


Ben Casto, Sales Manager

Ben Casto - Sales Manager, ASG

  • As Sales Manager, Ben has overall responsibility for the generation of all sales revenue. Managing the sales team to effectively generate new business opportunities and maintain existing business relationships
  • Ben joined ASG in 1996, and has been one of ASG's top producing salespeople for over a decade. He relishes the opportunity to meet with customers, identify areas for improvement through automation and/or custom software development
  • Ben regularly works with ASG's project management as the customer's advocate to be sure projects are successfully completed on-time and on-budget
  • In 2008, Ben was recognized by the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives with an Elite Sales and Marketing Award for his outstanding work throughout his career with ASG
  • In 2010, Ben completed the High Tech Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) program at the University of Buffalo
  • He has held various board positions with the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives Group and gives freely of his time to various charitable events as well as Scouting
  • In 2014, Ben is continuing his education with the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership’s Core program (CEL) at the University of Buffalo
  • Ben holds a BS in Business Administration from the University at Buffalo

Thomas Fischer, PMP, Engineering Manager for Custom Software Solutions


A project-oriented engineering leader well versed in the three core tenets of computer engineering -- hardware, software, and peopleware.  32 years of real-time embedded software design, development and integration experience gained through industrial applications, military and government contracts. 

Specific experience includes:

  • 10 years real-time software development for electronic warfare training and simulation radars
  • 8 years with international flight inspection
  • Several years with flight simulation motion platforms
  • Several dozens of product development and custom software projects for industrial and commercial applications 
  • Currently managing a staff of15 software engineers


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