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Chris Salow is President of Peak Manufacturing and Founder of the Shoprat Foundation. He has been a business owner for more than 30 years, and successfully built and sold several multi-million dollar businesses in this career. His unique and innovative manufacturing process and equipment have allowed his current business to become the number one global supplier of bearing spacers for the heavy truck industry in the world. His passion for building and fixing things keeps him busy whether it is working on a revolutionary motor, or working with the kids of the Shop Rat Education Program, which he found (www.shoprat.org). Chris is also an inventor, holding a patent for Rat Rims (Decorative Wheel Apparatus), Camera Cars, and many more to come as his mind is always reaching out to create the next innovative thing.
Among many things they share, including a last name, Mr. Salow and his son Aaron have worked together on and off for the past 10 years. In addition to finally giving in to his love for country music while living in Nashville, Aaron has been fortunate enough to put together a solid resume in Operations and Sales, as well as graduate with an absolutely worthless MBA. In addition to forming and running Mr. Salow's current business from 2005-2008, Aaron has worked in clean room design over the last several years and was able to design, sell, and manage large projects for clients like Johnson Controls, The Department of Energy, and Caterpillar. He adds the presentation spice and sales flavor to the team, as well as silly things like revenue models and financial statements.
Amanda Hutchings has worked alongside Chris Salow for many years as a key player in several of his businesses. Prior to completing her BA in Business Administration/Marketing, she began to work with Chris Salow as a secretary for one of his past manufacturing companies and performing administrative/marketing duties for the Shoprat Foundation, a non profit founded by Mr. Salow. Within a very short period Amanda excelled rapidly into many key positions. Currently, as the Executive Director of the Foundation, Amanda has expanded the Shoprat Foundation and its programs to reach thousands of students with local and national project based curriculum. Along with her work in this non-profit industry, Amanda gained extensive knowledge in the Manufacturing Industry managing many key departments at Peak Manufacturing. She is currently the Plant Manager and CFO of a multi million dollar manufacturing facility.
In addition to packing his family and all worldly possessions into a truck for his move to Michigan for the Pairasight venture, Anthony is also bringing his spirit for entrepreneurship and a wealth of experience in organizational development. As the Director of Sales for the country's premiere modular building manufacturer, he developed processes and teams that produced 26% sales growth. He was primarily responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, and day-to-day management of personnel across several job functions, and he facilitated long-term business growth across a variety of customer markets and product brands. His role at Pairasight consists of a similar blend of functional and strategic responsibilities. He too has an MBA, but unlike Aaron, Anthony is convinced his has to be worth something, if for no other reason than he still owes Loyola Marymount University a lot of money.
James Beecham has been interested in electronics and technology from a very young age. James has worked in the fields of Information Technology while at RS232 Computer Systems, a leading firm in Detroit, MI handling Computer and Network installation and maintenance for individuals as well as contracted work for companies such as Jenkins Construction and The Detroit School System Head Offices downtown. Most recently James worked for FhonWizards, Inc., a smart phone repair and remanufacturing company for the last 8 years and his job duties included managing up to 30 employees and writing custom PC and Smartphone software/firmware.