Board of Directors

Meet the Board

We rely on our board to propel our organization forward and help fulfill our company vision. Learn more about them and the ‘WHY” behind their involvement with OMEP.

Allan Wedderburn  / Chair

President Woodfold


Barry Hendrix / Finance Committee Chair

Chairman / The Ulven Companies

“As a long time manufacturing executive in the area, I have always admired the work of the OMEP team and support for our region’s manufacturing community. They continue to provide leadership to support growth of many companies. I hope to be able to continue the good work of the organization and help to lead it to the next level for the future.”

Karla Lawrence / CEO / Zuniga Foods LLC

“Zuniga has grown 70% in 3 years, is currently in 4 states, in over 160 grocery locations and sells wholesale to a large restaurant chain with 25 locations. Zuniga has been fortunate to have met and worked with people from the industry who have mentored and guided her along the way. One of which is OMEP. I am grateful for all that OMEP has taught, provided, and assisted thus far. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to grow both personally and professionally and achieve great new things for Zuniga Foods”.

Jean Ohman Back / Secretary, Chair-Elect

Attorney / Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

“I support OMEP because it is a great organization that helps to strengthen and grow Oregon’s manufacturing base, by providing advice on sustainable and lean business practices.”

Lori Miles-Olund / President / Miles Fiberglass

“OMEP has been instrumental in helping Miles Fiberglass in a variety of cost saving processes such implementing Lean Manufacturing, Business and Marketing Development.”

Michael Scala / CEO / Crew Boss

Michelle Moore / CEO / Adapt8

Michelle Moore is the CEO and founder of Adapt8. She is the inventor of the revolutionary Grow4it, the Complete 4-Season Food Growing System. With 20 years of greenhouse experience, Michelle is a published author, Oregon State University Master Gardener and member of Garden Writer’s Association. Greenhouse growing and sustainability is her passion. She is a Fulbright Scholar and earned an International MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management.


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