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.

Allan Wedderburn  /  President  /  Woodfold

Barry Hendrix / Chairman / The Ulven Companies

“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.”

Carl Cox / CEO / 40 Strategy

“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.”

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.”

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.”

Michael Scala / CEO / Crew Boss


Michelle Moore / CEO / Adapt8

Michelle Moore is the CEO and founder of Adapt8. She is the inventor of the revolutionary Grow4it, the Complete 4-Season Food Growing System. With 20 years of greenhouse experience, Michelle is a published author, Oregon State University Master Gardener and member of Garden Writer’s Association. Greenhouse growing and sustainability is her passion. She is a Fulbright Scholar and earned an International MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management.

Scott Simmons / Executive Coach  /  Scott Wade Simmons & Associates

“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.”


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