Randy is the principal of Bonair Strategic Solutions with a specialty in Strategic Planning.
As Red Dot’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Randy Gardiner was a Charter member of CAMPS and lead Red Dot’s business development and strategic planning initiatives around the world. He was responsible for an organization with over 500 employees in the United States, United Kingdom, and China producing over $130 million US in revenue in 2012. Joining Red Dot in 1977, Randy worked in nearly every aspect of the company, including leadership roles in cost accounting, human resources, production forecasting, customer service, aftermarket distribution, and sales. Under his stewardship the company diversified and balanced its revenue across a broad range of heavy- duty, commercial, and international markets. Most recently these efforts included the establishment and growth of Red Dot’s military sales group; engineering and manufacturing agreements with a European designer of Rail HVAC products; and an exclusive engineering and manufacturing agreement with a company that has invented a ground breaking food preservation system utilizing molecular ice. Randy was appointed President in 1989 and Chairman of the Board of Directors when Red Dot’s Employee Stock Ownership Trust purchased 100% of the company’s stock in January 2000. As Chairman, Randy worked with senior Red Dot executives to set the overall strategy and direction of the company. Randy is a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS), and the national Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association. He was also a voting commissioner on the Washington State Economic Development Commission; appointed in 2011.
Western Integrated Technologies
President & CEO
Board Vice President
Bill Hill is the President of Western Integrated Technologies. Bill has over 37 years in the fluid power industry. during the last 28 years transforming a small hydraulic distribution company ($ 1MM) into the broadest geographically based with 9 offices and one of the largest in sales volume (2014 est. $ 50+MM) privately owned motion control and fluid power company in the Western United States. Bill was born in the United States, but had the opportunity to life abroad in Japan and Australia. In 1977, he returned to the United States and chose Seattle as his him. From there he was introduced to the Fluid Power industry and in 1986 along with a partner bought Hydraulic Components Company, Bellevue Washington. Company changed name to Western Integrated Technologies in 2004. In 2000, they added 5 new locations through acquisition. From 2010-2014 they added 3 more acquisitions. Bill served as a member of the Bank of Bellevue board of directors 2007-2009. He is also a Member of Vistage from 2000 -2014.
Jennifer Lilly, CPA
Berntson Porter & Company, PLLC
Jennifer Lilly is a Principal at Berntson Porter & Company, PLLC. She is a member of the Assurance Services Department and also serves as the leader of the firm’s Distribution & Manufacturing Practice Group. As the practice group leader, Jenn provides direction for the growth, marketing and technical advancement of the group. She is responsible for establishing policies and procedures and monitoring the technical development and training of the firm’s manufacturing and distribution staff specialists. Berntson Porter’s Distribution & Manufacturing Practice Group focuses on providing services to clients regarding specific issues faced by manufacturers and distributors, and is a resource to other members of the firm. Jenn’s professional experience with working with her clients includes: management and approval of audited, reviewed and compiled financials; inventory management consulting; and, business strategy and cash flow planning. Jenn is involved in several industry related organizations that promote economic and educational opportunities to the distribution and manufacturing industry sectors. These organizations include the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS), The Association for Operations Management (APICS), and the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA).
Western Integrated Technologies Operations Manager
Past President, Founding Board Member
Jon is currently the Operations Manager for the Kent Operations of Western Integrated Technologies. After merging FSI into omniFAB McQuiston focused his efforts for nearly five years as President of omniFAB, LLC. Jon was responsible for directing the company’s long-term vision while assembling a management team and directing their efforts towards meeting the company’s goals and objectives. Jon has lead organizational growth through strategic planning, new market development, systems implementations, and change management. Prior to that, he spent twenty-three years as founder and CEO of Fabrication Services, Inc. (FSI is a contract manufacturer and integration company that produced high-mix low volume turnkey products for OEMs). Jon holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration.
GlobalTech Plastics President
Medical Device Program Chair
Tom Fleck is President and co-founder of GlobalTech Plastics, a full service plastic injection molding company founded in 2003, serving medical, transportation and consumer industries. Tom continues his career now with GlobalTech Plastics after 25 years a co-owner of Fleck Company, a similar business then a short 5 year retirement hiatus. Partnering with companies to assist them with achieving their vision with products such as the first portable defibrillator, car phones, medical devices used in open heart surgery, Seattle-PAPP device (new) used for premature babies, HP printers, hand held computer components, etc. These have nurtured a respect and appreciation for achievements in manufacturing and technology and a commitment to providing the younger generation the same opportunities I experienced. Past Auburn Chamber of Commerce board member, Recipient of 2014 Seattle Business Magazine’s Manufacturing Executive of the Year-Small Business, Member of Society of Plastic Engineers and on the lighter side Past President of Meridian Valley Country Club.
City of Kent
Economic Development Director
Board Member and Government Affairs
Ben Wolters is the Economic & Community Development Director for the City of Kent. As Director, he oversees Economic Development, Planning Services, Building Services, the Permit Center and Development Engineering Divisions. Mr. Wolters has 24 years of experience in economic development and public affairs. Prior to coming to the City of Kent, he worked as the Economic Development Director for the City of Renton and for the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development recruiting and retaining businesses and investment in the industrial, high tech and service sectors.
Pacific Machine Inc.
President & Owner
Workforce Committee Co-Chair
Jim’s career in the Metals Manufacturing Industries began over 50 years ago with an interest in Metal Working that was started in a high school shop class. He then attended Dunwoody Technical College in Minneapolis and upon graduation he returned to Seattle and began his career working in the transportation, fishing, and marine industries. After moving to Vancouver, Washington, Jim was employed by a company that manufactured equipment used for lumber manufacturing. He concurrently attended Clark College. With his degree completed, Jim moved to Tacoma to teach at L.H. Bates Technical College and was also employed by a plywood equipment manufacturer. Jim then moved into marine construction and began working for a company that constructed vessels for use in fisheries an oil exploration. This led to an opportunity to work for a start-up company where his responsibility was to gain company certification to both Coast Guard and American Bureau of Shipping Standards. He then became the Welding Engineer/Supervisor in the Foundry Industry, for a company that produced castings to High Quality and Nuclear Standards. He later became a Project Manager and then Operations Manager for the foundries machining operations. In 1985 he purchased Pacific Machine Inc. where he is the President/Owner. Jim is one of the original members of the Center for Advance Manufacturing, a member of the AMES committee, and serves on the CEO Council and Board of Directors. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Tacoma School Districts Machining/Welding and Engineering/Robotics classes.
Port of Seattle
Managing Director, Economic Development Division
Board Member and Government Affairs
David brings more than 20 years of experience in economic development and business growth to the Port of Seattle. His results-oriented background makes him uniquely qualified to fill the role to bring more middle class jobs to the region and Washington state.
As President and CEO of the Yakima County Development Association since 1997, McFadden was responsible for business and industry retention and expansion, along with new business recruitment. Companies that received support from the association have invested over $400 million in new facilities and created over 2,000 new jobs since 2002.
As the Managing Director of the Economic Development Division, McFadden’s portfolio includes recruiting and retaining businesses in aviation, manufacturing and maritime sectors, along with real estate, long-term leases, innovative property development, the Small Business ‘Incubator’ and Accelerator Initiatives, marketing, tourism and workforce development.
McFadden’s responsibilities include driving economic development activities at the Port of Seattle to maximize opportunities available to the port while making Seattle a gateway for international commerce.
Madden Industrial Craftsmen Incorporated
Membership and Program Committee Chair
Rick Amero joined Madden Industrial Craftsmen, Inc. as Operations Manager of the Seattle office in June 2010. Rick received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Washington with a major focus on Leadership and Human Resource Management. Prior to his employment with Madden Industrial, he was an executive recruiter with his own firm providing recruiting solutions to a variety of clients. Previous to operating Amero Associates, Rick spent eight years as Senior Director leading the staffing, recruiting and training efforts for a large hospitality company in the Puget Sound. Rick serves on the Welding Advisory Boards for Renton Technical College, South Seattle Community College, and Bates Technical College. He has been active with the Seattle Jobs Initiative for the past three years, helping place students of various programs into jobs. Rick has been an active Member of CAMPS s ince 2010 and currently is membership Chair and serves on the Board of Directors.
Rick has a strong passion for the staffing industry and is available to consult with you on your staffing, succession planning, or other operations improvement efforts you are currently pursuing. In his personal time, Rick loves baseball, sitting under a palm tree, taking long walks with his wife Maureen, viewing a sky full of stars, and spending time with his family and at the gym.
VP, Manufacturing, Production and Assembly
Membership and Program Committee
Mike Quinn is Vice President of Manufacturing, Production and Assembly at Northwest Center. He joined the team in 2008 with 30 years of experience in operations management, capital projects and negotiation—as well as logistics, shipping and distribution. Mike oversees Electronetics, Puget Sound Laundry Services, and Northwest Center Assembly & Packaging. In each of those businesses, he has emphasized lean processes and systems that resulted in a better bottom line for his customers – while creating greater opportunities for people with disabilities to succeed. Mike has been actively involved in acquisitions and divestitures of Northwest Center’s operational units, leading to organizational efficiency and profitability. He and his team have seized networking and development opportunities that drove double-digit percentage growth in Northwest Center’s electronics, packaging and laundry businesses. Prior to Northwest Center, Mike worked as the General Manager of Operations for Ryerson Steel, where he led the day-to-day busi- ness and personnel management aspects for large manufacturing centers and regional distribution facilities. He has a proven track Prior to Northwest Center, Mike worked as the General Manager of Operations for Ryerson Steel, where he led the day-to-day business and personnel management aspects for large manufacturing centers and regional distribution facilities. He has a proven track record of applying analytical skills and leadership to reduce costs, increase productivity and improve customer service. Mike is also experienced in leading continuous improvement initiatives during changing business cycles, resulting in increased market share and profitability. Mike holds a BA in economics from Ithaca College in New York
Board Member and Marketing Advisor
Tuanhai Hoang is currently the president and founder of Qualitel since 1995. Qualitel contract manufactures mission critical electronics with the highest reliability and extraordinary customer service. Qualitel has over 200 employees located outside of Mukilteo, Washington. Tuanhai dedicates his career in high technology contract manufacturing with a background in implementing ISO quality systems for medical and aerospace. He practices lean manufacturing and theory of constraints as well as supply chain at Qualitel. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Masters of Business Administration Certificate from the University of Washington. Prior starting Qualitel, Tuanhai was designing high speed processors and chipsets at Intel. He has also served on other boards including AEA (American Electronics Association) and SMTA (Surface Mount Technology Association). Tuanhai is a proud supporter of CAMPS, First Robotics, and the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County.
In 2007, Tom was asked to take on the task of launching CAMPS and defining the mission to establish CAMPS as a long-term sustainable organization. Tom has over 30 years of experience in high growth manufacturing companies, holding senior positions as General Manager, CFO, Controller, and Director of Materials. Since 2004, Tom has been a professional services consultant focusing on emerging and transitioning companies. Tom is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) specializing in Strategic Planning, Organization Development, Transition Management, CFO Advisory, and Advanced Cost Management Strategies. Tom has a Masters in Business Administration and is a 25 year member of the Financial Executives International (FEI), Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), and a 25 year member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).