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 Breakfast Showcase
PNAA Inspire Award Winner: Silicon Forest Electronics

Silicon Forest 

Join your colleagues for a Breakfast Showcase
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Bellevue, WA

Silicon-Forest-Electronics-frank nicholsDuring his tenure at Silicon Forest Electronics, CEO Frank Nichols has grown his Vancouver based business into a $20 million per year aerospace and unmanned automated vehicle business specializing in mission critical electronics manufacturing.  Prior to SFE, Nichols worked as a business consultant within the Department of Defense and Department of Energy and DOD contractors.  He has had significant contributions to military projects and environmental remediation projects contracted by Aerojet, Eaton, Chamberlain Manufacturing, US Navy Cruise Missile programs and other  US Navy air launched combat weapons.

Join PNAA on Wednesday, June 4th to hear Nichols' success story and learn how Silicon Forest Electronics is supporting STEM education and working to ensure that Washington has a strong workforce for years to come.  

As a member of the Governor's Aerospace Pipeline Committee, Nichols helps provide information on training programs, grants, partnerships and aerospace programs designed to ensure that Washington's next generation of aerospace workers have the skills needed maintain the state's competitive edge.

Silicon Forest Electronics was awarded the “Inspire” Award at PNAA’s 2014 Aerospace Conference in recognition of their exceptional creativity in working with schools to share the activities of manufacturing in an overall effort to cultivate interest and skills leading to aerospace careers.  Nichols will review his perspective on leadership and how we can help inspire the next generation of aerospace workers. 

Included topics:
• Overview of Silicon Forest Electronics
Frank Nichols background
Silicon Forest Electronics’ Work with STEM Fest and students
Company philosophy
How we can help the next generation

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Bellevue Red Lion
Yarrow Room
11211 Main St., Bellevue, WA 98004
$50 for current paid PNAA Members
$75 for non-members
Includes breakfast
To register:
  Space is limited, so early registration is recommended
  Registration closes Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Directions: click here


About Frank Nichols:

Mr. Nichols holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix; a Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University at Fresno and has earned a Master’s Degree from the Professional Photographers of America.  He is the founder of Silicon Forest Electronics, 1999, and is the current CEO and President.  In addition to his work at SFE, Mr. Nichols is an accomplished photograper and writer.  His passion also is focused on the education of our youth.  Since reading the book by Thomas Friedman, The World is Flat, he has engaged in activities to support the increase of STEM education.  SFE supports intern programs from both Oregon State University and Washington State University. 

Click here for Mr. Nichols's full bio



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