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:  Gary Hoffman (Pronk Technologies)

Gary is the Director of Sales for Pronk Technologies. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from Norwich University and an MBA from City University of Seattle. Gary developed and is now managing the US independent sales organization for Pronk Technologies, Inc. Prior to joining Pronk he spent six years as the General Manager of an FAA regulated electronics manufacturing facility and twenty-five years with Fluke Corporation selling electronic test instrumentation and managing a variety of sales organizations including industrial, networking and biomedical test instrumentation.


 Benjamin Roberts, MS, CBET  (Professor, North Seattle College)

Benjamin Roberts: Ben started his career as an Electronics Technician in the Air Force. After his enlistment he joined the Air National Guard in Portland Oregon while he worked for Qwest communications. He then decided to go back to school, obtaining his Bachelors of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology. Followed by a Master of Science in Applied Physics. After working as an Optoelectronic Design Engineer he decided he wanted to work in the field again. Ben started his biomed career at Providence’s Cooperative Health Resources (CHR) in Portland Oregon. He moved to the Seattle area to work with the University of Washington Scientific Instruments. Scientific Instruments supports direct and indirect patient care, and research equipment. He is now the Biomed professor in the Electronic Department at North Seattle College. While in Oregon he was a proud member of the Oregon Biomed Association (OBA). He is now a proud board member of the Washington state biomed Association WSBA.

Jim Kenyon (Eastern Washington)

Jim Kenyon: I grew up in Eastern Washington and graduated from the Spokane Community College Biomedical Technician program.  I began my career at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, WA and stayed there for 17 years, the last six as Supervisor.  Moving back to Eastern Washington in 2004, I joined the Engineering Services Dept. at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA as a Field Service Engineer.  I have been in Pullman, WA since that time.  I served the WSBA  in many positions while at Good Samaritan over the course of eight years.  I have served as the WSBA's Eastside/East Cascades representative for several years.  We envision bringing more education opportunities to Eastern Washington and enhancing the profession for all who work in its varied settings.


Perry Morgan (Multimedical Systems) Membership Chairperson

Russell Elledge (GE Healthcare)(Eastern WA)   Video/Multimedia Expert

Steve Ellithorpe (Providence Hospitals)

Brandon Keith (Swedish Hospital)  Secretary Elect

Topher Shipp  Membership Co-Chair

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