Jesse Cote went to work for Foss Maritime in 1989. He became active in District 160 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers in 1992 and has served in numerous Local and District Offices and Committees. He entered the Marine Machinists Apprenticeship Program at Renton Technical College in 1993 from which he successfully exited in 1996. In 1999, Jesse became a full-time Union Representative/Organizer working for District 160. In 2004, he accepted the Union Representative/Director of Organizing position with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 751. Jesse has worked within the trades for 19 years. Jesse is serving as the Chairperson for the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee.
Tom Lux worked at Western Gear Corporation in Everett WA, Briggs Technologies in Lynnwood, WA and the Boeing Aircraft Company in Everett, WA as a Journeyman-level Machine Parts Inspector. As a Lead at Briggs Technologies and the Boeing Company he trained other Machine Parts Inspectors. Tom spent six years as Site Coordinator and eight years as an Administrator with IAM/Boeing Joint Programs, a training and safety program. Tom also served six years as an Employee Representative on the IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Committee.
With 30 + years’ experience in the manufacturing/machining industry, Tim Rabe has held a wide variety of roles including Machinist, Estimator and Project Manager. Tim has volunteered for numerous advisory committees related to manufacturing; apprentice JATC to vocational college programs. Tim holds certifications in Machining, Lean Manufacturing and Project Management. Tim resides in Milton, Washington where he enjoys spending time with his wife Denise and two teenage daughters.
John currently serves as the Vice President of Operations for Ellison Technologies Northwest. Ellison Technologies Northwest is one of the largest distributors of CNC Machine Tools in the Pacific Northwest, serving the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
John has served Ellison Technologies Northwest for the past 33 years, joining the local company less than a year after its formation. Starting in the position of Service & Applications Engineer, he has also held the positions of Applications Manager, Service Manager, Technical Sales and Sales Manager.
John has served the regional manufacturing community as a committee member of the Puget Sound Consortium for Manufacturing Excellence, as well as the Committee for Manufacturing Excellence at Shoreline Community College, and continues to serve on the advisory boards for the manufacturing & machining programs at Renton Technical College, Lake Washington Technical College, and Shoreline Community College for over 10 years.
Matthias Poischbeg, was born and grew up in Hamburg Germany. He moved to Everett, Washington after finishing his BA in Business in 1995 to work for Sea-Dog Corporation. Sea-Dog Corporation has been a manufacturer and distributor for Marine and Rigging Hardware established in 1923.
In 1999, Matt took over the reins at Sea-Lect Plastics Corporation, a sister company of Sea-Dog and a manufacturer of Plastic Injection molded products with an in-house Tool & Die shop. He became a U.S. citizen in 2005 which made a dream come true.
Matt graduated from the Leadership Snohomish County program in 2008 and served on its board for three years. In May of 2014 he joined the Village Theatre board a calling due to his passion for the performing arts and musical theatre.
Like the performing arts, another genuine passion of Matt is the support of apprenticeship programs and AJAC. Matt finished school at the age of sixteen and completed two, 2- year apprenticeships in Germany.