OK 26: Owners and Leaders in Small Business and Professional Services
This team includes services-based businesses and product companies with employees.
Meeting time: 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7:30 – 10:30am
I am a partner in Eclipse Engineering and the Branch Manager of the Bend, Oregon office. I am a licensed civil engineer and licensed structural engineer in the State of Oregon and have an engineering license in 41 US states, DC, and Guam.
For the past 50 years, Ron Ford has been leading businesses, technical teams, organizations and individuals in accomplishing significant missions. His experience includes senior management positions with a Fortune 50 company, President and CEO of three high technology small businesses and a distinguished 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force where he was a command pilot and attained the rank of Colonel. During his Air Force career he accumulated over 2700 hours of flying time including over 200 combat missions in Vietnam. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Central Oregon Veterans Ranch (COVR), and as Director of Research and Development for the National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center. He has served as a teacher, facilitator and counselor to over 250 veteran couples suffering from PTSD, and is a certified by FranklinCovey as a facilitator of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Principled Centered Leadership.
Ron holds a Master of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Brian, a Central Oregon native, is the owner of Composite Approach, a Bend company that produces customized composite materials used to build everything from parts for Lancairs to unmanned aquatic vehicles to customized strollers. For the past 14 years, Brian has sculpted Composite Approach into one of the leading contract composite manufacturers in the industry with much of our focus over the past six years assisting in the Lancair Evolution production and development.
Scott is the President of CIES, Inc., a company specializing in high reliability non contact aircraft sensor systems.
Intrinsically safe digital and analog output.
Dave is the Chef and Owner at Rockin Daves Bagel Bistro & Catering Co.
Matthew is the president of Cascade Integration & Development, Inc, a control system integration firm that specializes in database driven automation solutions. They provide solutions to a variety of industries that include Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Manufacturing, Water, Wastewater, and other utilities.
Andy is the Owner at Myluckyhouse.com, offering real options in Real Estate.
Affton is the CEO and Founder of Broken Top Candle Company, a Bend based company curating candles, lotions, soap, and perfumes. Since 2015, Affton has spent her time educating herself on marketing, wholesale distribution in the gift industry, and product design and development.
Scott is the President of Smith Brothers Racing Products, Inc.