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.