OK 28: CEOs, Founders or Leaders of Product Companies
CEO’s, Founders or leaders of product companies.
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.
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 is the Founder and CEO of Silipint, the first and only silicone pint glass. Customizable for corporate branding,and overall fun.
Scott is the President of CIES, Inc., a company specializing in high reliability non contact aircraft sensor systems.
Intrinsically safe digital and analog output.
Born and raised in Central Oregon, I am a CPA and the CFO for Two Old Hippies LLC, which is the parent company for Breedlove Guitars, Bedell Guitars, and Weber Mandolins. My wife and I also run a ranch in Powell Butte, 3 Bar L Livestock LLC, where with our son we raise cattle, horses and chickens. When not working at TOH or our ranch I love spending time fly fishing, hunting and playing the piano and guitar.
Jen is the owner of Gem Raw Organics
Scott is the President of Smith Brothers Racing Products, Inc.