OK 6: Owners of Manufacturing Businesses

OK 6

We are group of Manufacturing Business owners who are fiercely curious.

Meeting time: Second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 10am

Team Facilitators

Jay Riker
Jay Riker

Jay is the Advanced Operations (Contractor) at Cascadian Group, LLC. He is a technically skilled and business-savvy senior manager/consultant with extensive experience in sales, project/ product management, manufacturing operations and business development. Jay has a solid record of profitable sales growth and driving operational and manufacturing efficiencies through Lean initiatives. He is adept at analyzing production systems and client requirements, identifying root causes of problems, and delivering strategically-focused decisions that deliver positive financial results for both client and company.

Team Members

Lance Gilles
Lance Gilles

Lance Gillies is the CEO of EarthCruiser Overland Vehicles. He has 25 years experience in component manufacturing for the transport industry and specialty body building for a number of applications. Lance is also highly 4WD savvy having competed locally in Australia as well as in Malaysia in various ‘super-tough’ off-road competitions. He is widely traveled in Australia and internationally.

Troy Rutherford
Troy Rutherford

Troy is the owner of Swag Off Road, and specializes in off road products as well as unique and innovative fabrication tools. Troy graduated from College at OIT with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has always had a life long obsession for making sparks in the garage, designing, creating and coming up with a bigger and better mouse trap. 

Ty Johnson
Ty Johnson

Ty is the Marketing Director for Horse Guard. A Cal Poly graduate, Ty has been handling and competing with horses her whole life. Ty values her horses health and truly believes she is feeding and marketing the best equine supplements on the market.

Scott Mills
Scott Mills

Scott is the President of Smith Bros. Pushrods.  Prior to joining Smith Bros. Pushrods, Scott worked over 15 years in engineering and managerial roles at high-tech manufacturing companies including Intel and First Solar.  Outside of work, Scott enjoys hiking, cycling, and traveling (over 40 states & 20 countries so far).

Debbie Fred
Debbie Fred
Jamie Rose
Jamie Rose