OK 28: CEOs, Founders or Leaders of Product Companies

OK 28

CEO’s, Founders or leaders of product companies.

Facilitator

Connie Newport
Connie Newport

Connie Newport is the facilitator of OK 28. She moved to Bend in 2001 after retiring as a parks and recreation director in suburban Chicago. In addition to Opportunity Knocks, she has served on the board of the Bend Parks Foundation, the Bend Golf and Country Club and currently serves on the board of the St. Charles Foundation and has done work for several non-profits.

Team Members

Brian Harris
Brian Harris

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.

Rick Fredland
Rick Fredland

Rick is the Founder and CEO of Silipint, the first and only silicone pint glass. Customizable for corporate branding,and overall fun.

Scott Philiben
Scott Philiben

Scott is the President of CIES, Inc., a company specializing in high reliability non contact aircraft sensor systems.
Intrinsically safe digital and analog output.

Jen Moore
Jen Moore

Jen is the owner of Gem Raw Organics

Scott Mills
Scott Mills

Scott is the President of Smith Brothers Racing Products, Inc.

Gary North
Gary North

Gary is Co-owner of RH-Construction and Vice President of Central Oregon Operations. With over 31 years of construction experience, Gary’s expertise lies in strategic planning and the Central Oregon market. His passion for community involvement and dedication to improving educational pathways for skilled trades has led him to become heavily involved in such organizations as Opportunity Knocks, REACH, Bend Chamber, 100 Men of Central Oregon, East Cascades Works and many more.