Jack Roberts is skilled in turn around management, profit-oriented operations, lean manufacturing, inventory management, information systems, and quality improvement. He has served as senior management with both large and small companies. While working as the Vice President of Gecko Alliance, Mr. Roberts oversaw general operations, maintained the P&L for the $30M in annual sales, implemented the MRP and quality systems, and provided both customer service and technical support. Jack held the position of Chief Operations Officer for Morris International where his responsibilities included P&L, global sales, quality control, product development, human resources, and customer service. As the General Manager of the Leisure Water Division at Pentair, Mr. Roberts focused on operations management, manufacturing, product engineering and quality control. In addition, while self-employed, Jack worked extensively in the field of Distressed Asset Management.
While attending UCLA, Anderson School of Management, Mr. Roberts’ focus of study in the Executive Program incorporated strategic thinking, adaptive planning, financial management, corporate strategy, fostering innovation and global perspectives.
Jack Roberts joined Pacific Crest Transformers in 2011 as the President/Chief Executive Officer. His principal responsibilities involve managing the overall operations and resources of the company, acting as the main point of communication between the board of directors and the corporate operations, as well as driving innovation and change within the organization.
Bruce DeLine began his career as an accountant for Plasta-Medic Inc., in Carson, California, in 1977. From 1980, he was with Balteau Standard Inc. (Medford, Oregon), becoming Vice President, Finance in 1983. With the Company now for over 33 years, under various owners, Mr. DeLine has significant experience in treasury operations, risk management, and diverse corporate reporting packages.
With a Master of Science in Business Administration degree from Southern Oregon University (1992) and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from California State University Fullerton (1977), Mr. DeLine oversees the Finance and Accounting functions of the Company. He also is involved in the company’s employee benefit plans and continues to manage the Company’s 401K retirement plan.
Juan Escobar has a strong background in the Transformers industry in the areas of R&D, New Product Development, Engineering, and Manufacturing, holding different positions as Head Engineer, Engineering Manager and COO for recognized companies with a wide range of applications, from Pole and Dry type Transformers, up to Large Power Transformers, Juan has also worked in managerial positions in Electronic Lighting and Refrigeration industry.
With a MSc. degree in Electrical Power Systems, and Bachelor degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in UANL, Juan joined to the team in 2013 as Engineering Manager in Pacific Crest Transformers.
Shalina Hamlet brings 16 years of transformer experience to Pacific Crest Transformers’ Executive Staff. Since joining Alstom T&D, Inc. in 2000, she has advanced into many positions furthering her career within the company. She has worked in Marketing, spent 10 years as a Sales Engineer, managed the Sales team for 3 years before promoted to VP of Sales Operations and again advancing a year later to her current role as VP of Operations.
Utilizing her technical skills and knowledge of process, Shalina has provided leadership to improvement projects which have resulted in efficiency gains in document flow, data generation and strategic analysis. Tools, which she designed and coded, are indispensable parts of the quotation and product testing processes, enabling Pacific Crest Transformers to be responsive to its customer’s requirements.
Janie Carr has a diverse background, having worked for a law firm, a bank, and for the past 24 years, in manufacturing. Ms. Carr began her career in Human Resources by preparing payroll for a fruit-processing company. Her duties were quickly expanded, and she was soon promoted to HR Assistant. Ms. Carr was hired in 1995 by GEC Alsthom, predecessor several times removed to Pacific Crest Transformers, Inc., to manage their HR Department.
Ms. Carr is a member of Society of Human Resource Management and a Notary Public for the State of Oregon.