High Tech/High Growth: Jobs Landed

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Christopher Jarman

In my new position, I will support the outreach WMSTI conducts to life sciences entrepreneurs and researchers in promoting its new “mini-labs” program.  WMSTI’s mini-labs offer affordable access to the incubator’s world-class lab space, including more than 100 pieces of life sciences equipment and instrumentation, significantly lowering the cost of market entry for start-ups.  The mini-labs initiative has been made possible through funds from a Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Business Incubator Grant, which was awarded to WMSTI in March 2011.

Job Title: Business and Community Relations Associate
Company: West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative
College: Grand Valley State University, Bachelor’s Degree, Grand Rapids, MI

Chris Steele

I joined Maximize as an IT Systems Engineer. I bring more than 19 years of knowledge in the technology support field to his role, with experience at various corporations in the region. I have managed and supported complex network configurations for data and voice, as well as assisted internal customers as their Help Desk contact.  

I am a customer service savant, not just listening to my client's needs, but anticipating them and offering options to meet their budgets as well as their technology queries.

What I most enjoy about my job is the opportunity to explore new technologies and using them to help client's meet their needs. I am excited about the opportunity to help clients stretch their budgets by implementing Google Apps throughout their network.

Job Title: IT Systems Engineer
Company: Maximize Technologies
College: Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI

Kacie Wilcox

UFP Technologies is a publicly-held, leading designer and manufacturer of interior protective packaging and component product solutions using molded and fabricated foams, plastics, laminated composites, and natural fiber materials. UFP Technologies consists of three divisions: United Foam, Simco Automotive, and Molded Fiber. As an employee of United Foam with a medical industry focus, my role includes researching, developing, designing & selling foam and plastic components & packaging for the medical device market. The materials I primarily work with are either FDA Grade, FDA Approvable, and/or have the ability to be sterilized. Our company supplies parts such as zero-particulate packaging for orthopedic implants, sterilizable protection for surgical tools, endoscopic component parts, everyday consumer products, blood oxygen filtration devices, medical swabs, body positioners for physical therapy, and wound care items.

Job Title: Medical Account Manager
Company: UFP Technologies
College: Saint Ambrose University, Bachelors of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Physics Minor, Davenport, IA

Michael J. Weitzman

As the Director of Business Development and Management Info Systems at World Source Tech, LLC I actively lead and engage a sales force of Business Development Professionals and a team of talented web developers, creative designers and programmers.
I coach the sales force to develop relationships with small and medium sized companies looking to grow using the internet and helps them recommend the most appropriate web design solution in order to effectively grow the client's business.
Additionally, I manage all major projects for the regional office, high level project milestones, and application development by working as a liaison between the development or programming team, sales force, and end client.
I am responsible for the overall financial performance and customer service ratings of a regional office and work with our national partners, support call center, and world class data center to ensure we are successful in delivering raving fans customer service with 24/7/365 support.
Overall, I take responsibility for the regional World Source Tech office and seek to engage their entire team in recommending and creating web sites that help our clients obtain measurable sales growth with an effective site and proven web marketing techniques.

Job Title: Director, Business Development and MIS
Company: World Source Tech
College: Grand Valley State University, Seidman School of Business, Marketing and Management Department, Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Grand Rapids, MI

Joseph A. Smith

As the Marketing Communications Manager I am responsible for the development and implementation of all CompuCraft marketing and communications efforts. The primary goal is to maintain the brand integrity of CompuCraft. I am excited to work at CompuCraft because I'll be able to use my knowledge of social media to help drive our brand and expertise in customer communications to assist in developing and marketing new solutions for clients. Prior to working at CompuCraft, I was a Marketing Coordinator at Universal Forest Products in Grand Rapids and Marketing Communications Specialist at Paragon D&E in Grand Rapids.

Job Title: Marketing Communications Manager
Company: CompuCraft Inc.
College: Grand Valley State University, Bachelor of Science, Communications, Allendale, MI

Mike Stoykovich

I am excited to work at CompuCraft because I enjoy working with computers and expanding my knowledge on them. CompuCraft has a great team with knowledgeable people whom I can assist and learn from as well. I will be responsible for resolving Windows server and workstation problems as well as solving printer problems for our clients. I'll also be responsible for implementing new Windows-based solutions.

Job Title: Support Consultant
Company: CompuCraft Inc.
College: Lake Superior State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Computer Science & Accounting, Grand Rapids & Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Addie Sweeting

I'm excited to be a part of a company that clearly cares about its people and its community. I'm grateful for the opportunity to further my technical knowledge of a wide variety of products and solutions. The CompuCraft team is dedicated to going above and beyond wherever possible, and I'm glad to be involved. I'm looking forward to helping CompuCraft serve West Michigan by exceeding customer expectations with our level or service and support. I will be responsible for resolving Mac server, backup, and application problems as well as implementing new solutions (with a focus on design and backup applications) for clients.

Job Title: Support Consultant
Company: CompuCraft Inc.
College: Grand Valley State University, Davenport University, Computer Networking, Grand Rapids, MI

Brad Metzger

Joining the CompuCraft Sales Team marks the beginning of a new path in my 15+ year IT career. Until now, the focus of my experience was both technical and project management based. Migrating over to the Sales/Consulting side will certainly present many new and exciting challenges for me of which I am looking forward to. I am very blessed to be a part of West Michigan's top technology solutions provider. My responsibilities include: acquisition of new business (Mac & Windows) and helping clients leverage technologies to improve their operational efficiency.

Job Title: Technical Consultant
Company: CompuCraft Inc.
College: Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician, Microsoft Office Specialist, A+ Certified, Project+ Certified, Grand Rapids, MI

Ben Routson

I am responsible for developing custom websites for small and medium sized businesses.  They are built in such a way that the client can edit their site easily as well as integrate it into their current business processes.  We target open source technologies specifically.

Job Title: Senior Technical Consultant
Company: TekWorkforce
College: Grand Rapids Community College, Bachelors Degree, Grand Rapids, MI

Joseph Maag

I create custom website designs and web advertising, meshing client's business personality with the capabilities of a content managed web experience. My days are spent choosing colors, layout, and visuals that give life to each specific brand, while tailoring the functionality to success in a web 2.0 world.  I have designed top-to-bottom for clients with all levels of marketing savvy. I enjoy the challenge of bringing our clients visions to life, and bringing life to visions they hadn't thought of. Alongside branding, I project manage many of our concurrent web developments, stepping into multiple roles to ensure every client has a web face to be proud. If they look good, West Michigan looks good.

Job Title: Senior Web Designer, Project Manager
Company: TekWorkforce
College: Grand Valley State University, School of Communications, Seidman School of Business, Allendale, MI

Derek Abbring

I specialize in partnering with companies to help maximize the usage of software and computer systems they already have in place. This results in more efficient and productive employees. All of this is incorporated while lowering the bottom line and providing a great return on investment for the company.

Job Title: Business Solutions and Professional Development Coordinator
Company: New Horizons
College: Grand Valley State University, School of Communications, Allendale, MI

Kaylee Hendrickson

I perform administrative duties for executive management of Pomegranate Studios, which includes Spout and ArtPrize, The Windquest Group and Momentum. My work includes managing schedules, screening calls, making travel and meeting arrangements, preparing reports and financial data, as  well as handling customer/partner relations.

Job Title: Executive Assistant
Company: Pomegranate Studios
College: Grand Valley State University, Communications, Emphasis in Theatre and Broadcasting, Grand Rapids, MI

David Fleming

I oversee all branding, public relations and inverstor relations activities for CornerWorld and all of its subsidiary companies.

Job Title: Director of Corporate Communications
Company: CornerWorld
College: Hope College, Bachelor of Arts, Communications and Theater, Holland, MI

Brian Miller

I provide vision and direction for the use of technology to further the educational and strategic goals of Davenport University, a private university based in Grand Rapids with 14 campuses across Michigan.  My primary objectives are to hire world class IT professionals, align technology solutions with university strategy, measure the success of technology in helping the university achieve its goals, design and adjust technology standards for the university, and to manage the cost of our substantial investment in technology resources.  In short, the CIO role is a blend of technology evangelist, people manager and business strategist.  
As a relatively young CIO, my focus lies in the use of the web, social media and cloud computing to help Davenport continue to recruit quality students, reduce the cost of IT solutions, and ensure that we stay ahead of the curve in terms of the technology we provide students.  Social media provides us a means for communicating with students (and prospective students) in a more personalized manner than we get with traditional advertising.  Similarly, cloud computing removes some of the barriers to adoption for new technology (in terms of cost and infrastructure and spin-up time) that existed a few short years ago.

Job Title: CIO / Vice President of Information Technology Services
Company: Davenport University
College: Kalamazoo College, Computer Science, Kalamazoo, MI

Raymond Anderson Riley

I run all aspects of a wholesale cellular phone company. I am responsible for locating the product and selling to cell phone dealers and consumer electronic wholesalers all over the country.

Job Title: Owner
Company: Ray Wireless
College: Aquinas College, Bachelor Degree, Grand Rapids, MI

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