Connecting Aerospace Interests

Boeing Factory PFS

Cost Reduction Strategies to Manage 
for Success Requirements

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 • Everett Community College
Corporate & Continuing Education Center

Twenty percent of your jobs drive eighty percent of your losses.  
Do you know how to identify, evaluate and fix them? 

Whether it is Boeing’s Partnership For Success or Airbus’ Scope+ cost reduction requirements, discounting pressure has never been greater for supply chain members.  The only solution is perfect execution and constant process optimization. 

Paul Van Metre and Kelsey Heikoop, founders of Pro CNC and Adion Systems, will discuss methods for giving your company the best chance of executing jobs while maximizing margin.  Learn how to bring work into your company in the leanest, risk free and profitable way. 

Topics Include:

  • How to thoroughly estimate, review contracts, plan & release work to the shop floor with the highest degree of success and profit
  • How to develop closed loop systems to get job information from the shop floor back to estimating and planning.
  • Develop metrics to evaluate your planning effectiveness.
  • Make the best possible decisions about whether to retain jobs or to pass the headache on to a competitor
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Everett Community College
Corporate and Continuing Education Center
Room #116 • 2333 Seaway Blvd, Everett, WA 98203
Cost: $50 for current paid PNAA Members
$75 for non-members
Includes breakfast
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About our speakers:

Paul HeadshotPaul Van Metre has been in the manufacturing industry for 20 years, first co-founding Pro CNC directly out of college with 5 college buddies including Kelsey.  Paul helped lead the company to great success, serving aerospace and commercial clients around the world with world class machining, assembly and design services. Pro CNC was successfully acquired by Trulife Inc. in 2014.  Paul is now co-founder and VP of Sales and Marketing for Adion Systems, Adion develops web based ERP, MES and QMS software for the aerospace industry.  

Paul is a graduate of Western Washington University and the Vehicle Research Institute.  Having learned machining, project management, design engineering and world class sleep deprivation skills while building vehicles at the VRI for up to 120 hours a week at times, Paul and his partners decided that working for other companies would offer far too much opportunity for sleep. With money from a second mortgage from a partner, Pro CNC was born directly out of college and proved to be a great training ground for how to grow a company focused on customer service, continuous improvement and world class quality. Paul is also a Design For Manufacturing expert and has lectured and taught worldwide.


Kelsey HeadshotKelsey Heikoop has been in the manufacturing industry for 20 years and is a die-hard champion of Lean Manufacturing processes and ERP design and optimization.  Kelsey was a co-founder of Pro CNC along with Paul, and 4 other buddies from college. Serving as the VP of Operations at Pro CNC, Kelsey brought his endless enthusiasm for continuous improvement and process optimization, helping Pro CNC thrive in a very competitive market, and lead to an ultimate sale of the company to Trulife Inc. in 2014.

Kelsey is a graduate of Western Washington University and the Vehicle Research Institute. Having helped lead several successful teams at international competitions, Kelsey had entrepreneurship in the blood and has been pushing the boundaries of manufacturing innovation ever since.  He is passionate about helping companies achieve excellence and is driven to contribute to their success every day.

A special thank you to PNAA Affiliate Members and other partners that help promote our events: Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, British American Business CouncilFrench American Chamber of CommerceEconomic Alliance Snohomish CountyWashington State Department of Commerce, Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC). 


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