OK 28: CEOs, Founders or Leaders of Medium and Large Businesses

OK 28

CEO’s, Founders or leaders of medium and large businesses.

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.

Rob Walsh
Rob Walsh

Rob is the owner of Ocean Equipment, a sales, marketing and distribution company in the boating industry.

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.

Jennifer Moore
Jennifer Moore

I have my degrees in Dietetics and Exercise Physiology. I have spent 25 yrs working in the holistic medicine field and raising 3 children.
My professional field has gained me experience in management of people and departments. I am a self-starter haveing contracted my services out to places like Hewlett Packer, St. Charles Medical Center, The Athletic Club of Bend and New Leaf Academy.
I have been the CEO of Jem Organics for 4 years. As an owner of a start-up company, I have worn many hats from manufacturing, sales, marketing, HR, bookkeeper, and the list goes on. I am currently learning all about LEAN principles which I find extremely valuable.