Board of Directors

Meet the Board

We rely on our board to propel our organization forward and help fulfill our company vision. Learn more about them and the ‘WHY” behind their involvement with OMEP.


Barry Hendrix / HBG Consulting / Western Shelter

“As a long time manufacturing executive in the area, I have always admired the work of the OMEP team and support for our region’s manufacturing community. They continue to provide leadership to support growth of many companies. I hope to be able to continue the good work of the organization and help to lead it to the next level for the future.”


Jerry Koopman / President / Amfor Electronics

“I support OMEP so that the Manufacturing sector in Oregon can continue to grow and thrive with the help of the expertise that OMEP provides to manufacturing companies.”


Lori Miles-Olund / President / Miles Fiberglass

“OMEP has been instrumental in helping Miles Fiberglass in a variety of cost saving processes such implementing Lean Manufacturing, Business and Marketing Development.”


Susan Priddy / Director of Operations / CLEAResult

“In the course of my manufacturing career, I have worked with OMEP while serving in COO roles at Peco Manufacturing and Xeres. I appreciate the work OMEP does for companies like mine and am eager to contribute to its ongoing success.”


Dave Hunt / President / PNDC

“OMEP does an amazing job assisting PNDC members and other Oregon manufacturers get from where they are to where they want to go. OMEP staff bring invaluable experience and expertise to assist these businesses grow and succeed.”


Jean Ohman Back / Attorney / Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

“I support OMEP because it is a great organization that helps to strengthen and grow Oregon’s manufacturing base, by providing advice on sustainable and lean business practices.”


Lisa Nisenfeld / Principal / Patt Scruggs & Associates

“As Director of the Oregon Employment Department, I have over 30 years of experience in workforce and economic development in both the public and private sectors. Because OMEP champions job creation in the manufacturing space, they are an integral contributor to our state’s economic future.”


Carl Cox / CFO / DW Fritz Automation

“I want to promote fact-finding leadership so that OMEP can improve its strategic effectiveness and expand its efforts to positively impact Oregon manufacturing companies in their operations and profitability. In this way, the companies we assist can expand employment while providing a healthy, sustainable impact to grow Oregon’s economy.”


Cliff Stites / CEO / Cabinet Door Service

“I joined the OMEP board because I believe in OMEP’s approach to training and creating change within organizations. Their work has “rocket-launched” CabDoor to new heights. I want to contribute to the transformation of businesses and bring new opportunities to manufacturers.”


Michael Scala / President / Crew Boss


Gary Sirianni / Executive Vice President / Exceed Enterprises 

“I want to be a part of the movement to re-energize manufacturing in Oregon communities. OMEP provides this opportunity in demonstrating  professionalism, expertise, and a positive impact delivered to its clients.”


Scott Simmons / VP of Manufacturing / Leupold & Stevens

“I care about manufacturing because it is a key industry for sustainable job security and community stability.  It is also the best outlet for worker creativity and innovation in our society.  I’ve joined the OMEP BOD to help small and medium sized manufacturing companies to better compete, grow, and develop.”