President: Stevie Schmidt (General Manager, Interstate All Battery Center)
Stevie Schmidt: General Manager of Interstate All Battery I’ve worked in a number of fields, during my life including making drapes, building long line fishing gear for commercial fishing boats and for 20 years selling Marine and Diesel parts to the Ballard Fishing Fleet. I love the technical aspects of batteries, they keep me challenged and learning. Helping to solve a problem for a customer or find a battery for a custom application is something I enjoy. Most of all, I am a slave to my grandchildren who are two of the cutest little terrors I have ever met.
Secretary: Ron deRu, Norwest Medical Supply
Ron Has been in the biomedical equipment industry for 35 years. He is currently the owner and operator of Northwest Supply, managing biomedical and imaging equipment services, dealing in surplus, and performing appraisals for the greater Seattle area. He has been functioning as the WSBA secretary for a number of years and is interested in promoting practical application, education and maturation of incoming students and career-change technicians.
Treasurer & Webmaster: Chris Walton, CBET-R (Philips & Physio-Control Retired)
Chris is now retired, having served the HTM profession for over 30 years in numerous capacities (hospital Biomed, Field Service Engineer, and Service Product Manager at Philips and Physio-Control). Chris remains engaged in the WSBA due to his strong desire to help promote career development within the HTM community.