Tim Rabe
Tim Rabe | Chairman
MTorres America

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.

Tim Bacon
Tool Gauge & Machine Works Inc.

Tim comes to AJAC with nearly 20 years of manufacturing experience and over a decade of teaching. He graduated Green River Community College in 1987 with a degree in Pre-Mechanical Engineering. After studying Industrial Technology at Western Washington University, Tim pas spent the last 15 years at Tool Gauge and Machine Works in Tacoma, Washington as the CNC Department Supervisor. In 2015, Tim graduated with a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technical Teaching Education from South Seattle College.

During AJAC’s 2018 Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony, Tim received the 2018 Instructor of the Year award. Connect with Tim on LinkedIn.

Matt Poischbeg | AJAC Committee
Matt Poischbeg
SEA-LECT Plastics

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.

Dave Trader | AJAC Committee Member
Dave Trader
Work Force Development Center

Work Force Development Center (WFDC) is led by the Chief Executive Officer, David Trader, who has been with Work Force Development Center since 1996.  David left the automotive retail/service centers as a manager of 13 years to work with at-risk, special needs students that he saw himself as at their age. During his 23 years at WFDC, he has held numerous positions within the organization. David has held the position of Chief Executive Officer since 2002. In this position, David is engrossed in all aspects of the organization, including business development, budgeting, public relations, finance, and acting as a liaison between WFDC staff and the board of directors.