BeneSys welcomes Jeff Spires as CIO


TROY, Mich. – Sept. 29, 2020 – BeneSys Inc., a leading third-party administrator of benefit plans for Taft-Hartley multi-employer trust funds, is delighted to announce that Jeff Spires joined the company as chief information officer on Sept. 14. “Jeff brings a strong and varied background to us with significant experience in both IT infrastructure and software development,” said CEO Edward S. Wolyniec. “With technology at the heart of the services we provide to clients, I am pleased that we have Jeff in the critical CIO position.”

With more than 25 years of experience, Spires most recently served as director of software engineering for Ontario Systems in Muncie, Indiana, where he was responsible for leading the engineering in the development of SaaS solutions for the receivables management and payment processing industry. Prior to that, he spent 15 years at health benefits company Anthem Inc., designing, building and implementing enterprise technology platforms for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Spires earned his bachelor of arts in computer science from Anderson University in Indiana.

Appreciated by colleagues for his technical acumen and enthusiastic leadership, Spires specializes in overcoming complex business challenges ranging from customer relationships to risk management. He looks forward to working with the BeneSys team to serve clients and their plan participants during this critical time and into the future.

BeneSys has been providing Taft-Hartley trust fund administration and IT services since 1979. The company’s dedicated specialists understand the nuances of Taft-Hartley benefit plans, and its software system, BenefitDriven, is designed to give clients and their plan participants the most efficient tools for self-administering trust fund accounts. With more than 220 clients representing over 480 multi-employer trust funds across the U.S., BeneSys serves more than 500,000 plan participants and their dependents. Learn more at

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BeneSys, Inc. and Carday Associates, Inc. Join Forces

We are excited and pleased to announce the combination of BeneSys and Carday Associates, Inc. into a single entity. The combined business will operate under the BeneSys name going forward. Both companies are well known within the Taft-Hartley Benefits space as quality providers. The combined entity will have even greater resources to improve service and technology for our clients and continue to focus on increasing quality and capabilities.

Chris Brecht, CEO of Carday, will continue his service as Senior Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Clients. Chris will join the BeneSys Executive Team and report to Ed Wolyniec, BeneSys CEO. “I look forward to leveraging the resources of the combined entity to provide even better service to our clients,” said Chris Brecht.

This represents a geographic expansion for BeneSys in the Eastern United States and specifically the Mid-Atlantic region. Since Carday already has a standalone, quality operation in Columbia, MD, with 3 smaller client-specific locations, this is a great augmentation to the 22 locations that BeneSys has with no overlap.

Carday Associates, Inc. provides administrative and consulting services to a variety of Benefit Funds. Our clients include many Taft-Hartley Multi-employer Benefit Funds, multiple employer Funds and local unions. We have served the benefits community with pride since 1952.

BeneSys has provided Taft-Hartley Trust Fund Administration and I.T. services since 1979. We currently serve over 180 clients representing over 430 Trust Funds across the United States with participants in almost every state of the US & Canada. Learn more at

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Welcome Jen Pineau as IT Manager of Infrastructure

BeneSys would like to welcome Jen Pineau to the team as our new IT Manager of Infrastructure.  Jen comes to BeneSys with 20 years of IT experience.  Jen spent 16 years at Royal Oak Industries as an IT Manager, then 2 years as an independent IT consultant with the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan, then on to 2 years at General Dynamics Land Systems as an IT Enterprise Architect. Jen specializes in top to bottom Infrastructure design and management of medium sized businesses. Jen will be managing the Infrastructure and IT Support teams at BeneSys.  Jen has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems.


People on the Move: Edward Wolyniec

Edward Wolyniec

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Wolyniec brings more than 25 years of experience with Xerox and Mercer, growing businesses, developing winning teams and leveraging technology. With BeneSys as well-positioned and respected provider of Taft-Hartley benefit administration servicing approximately one million members and their dependents, Wolyniec will now focus on building on an already strong market position, increasing brand awareness and enhancing the delivery of BeneSys’ services to over 150 Union Trust Funds across the USA.

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BeneSys names president of Western operations

BeneSys Administrators is pleased to announce the promotion of Bonnie Maraia to president of Western operations. Bonnie’s 35-plus years of experience in Taft-Hartley Benefit Administration is a driving force behind BeneSys’ growth in the West and she plans to continue focusing on delivering first-class service to our 65 West-coast clients.

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