Wes Beecoft – Senior Consultant

As a Senior Consultant at OMEP, Wes serves as a configurator and implementation support professional for OMEP’s cloud-based operational excellence management system and Industry 4.0 technologies such as IoT, AR, VR, automation, and robotics. With a passion for emerging technologies, Wes has extensive technical expertise applying a wide range of manufacturing tools to develop systems architecture that leverage industry best practices. He is a manufacturing and engineering business leader with demonstrated successes utilizing continuous improvement tools to deliver measurable improvements in high-mix/low-volume manufacturing environments.

  • Some of his most notable career highlights include:
    Led team at Benchmade Knife Company to win the Portland Business Journal’s Innovative Product of the Year.
  • Key contributor to negotiations and purchase of $3.8M in capital equipment at Benchmade Knife Company, which enabled 34% growth over two years.
  • Won the 2010 Portland Business Journals Manufacturer of the Year for Climax Portable Machining and Welding Systems. Achieved the 40 under 40 Award from Plant Engineering Magazine.
  • Increased gross margins at Climax from 32% to 48% in three years and simultaneously increased product releases 29%.

Past Relevant Experience

  • VIGOR  – Senior Manufacturing Engineering
  • KRATOS FLY Fittness – Co-founder
  • AVALIGN THORTEX –  Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • SHIELDS MANUFACTURING  – NPI/Technical Services Manager
  • BENCHMADE KNIFE COMPANY  – Senior Development Engineering Manager
  • CLIMAX PORTABLE MACHINING AND WELDING SYSTEMS  – Engineering Manager
  • A.R.E. MANUFACTURING  – Manufacturing Engineer

Education

GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY, Master of Business Administration

OREGON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Technology