David Dorner, President and CEO
David started DornerWorks to provide electronics engineering expertise to businesses who need reliability in both design and service. In its first few years, the company grew rapidly, doubling in size several times over, and now continues to grow with those original principles, serving many businesses and institutions. David has been recognized as a business leader by the Grand Rapids Business Journal (40 Under Forty) and by his alma mater, Calvin College (Horizon Award), among others. As our CEO, he helps make sure all of us stay on the mission of helping our customers focus on their core expertise through that same reliable design and service for which DornerWorks was founded.
Steve VanderLeest, Chief Operating Officer
Steve is a multi-talented technical expert and entrepreneur who works with our team to implement innovative solutions for our customers. Steve has proven expertise in engineering design and processes, with experience in both industry and academia, having been a professor of engineering at Calvin College for many years. He has published dozens of papers on a variety of technology-related topics. Steve and his wife Pam have been married for over 30 years and have three children and several grandchildren. Steve’s hobbies include music, app development with squishLogic, and blogging on Deus Ex Machina. As DornerWorks COO, Steve’s detailed organizational leadership has helped us clarify our mission and focus our energies so that we can then help our customers focus their expertise as well. His goal is to serve our customers well by enabling our team to thrive personally and professionally.
Jeff Dorner, Vice President of Finance and Administration
Jeff is a skilled business administrator who works closely with our customers to make sure that all invoicing is accurate and timely. He joined DornerWorks to work with his brother David after honing his skills as a business manager for two high profile medical practices in New York City. Jeff oversees all administrative, financial, and human resources activities here at DornerWorks. His goal is to provide much-needed perspective as one of the few non-engineers in an engineering company while we serve our customers reliably.
Lance Hilbelink, Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Lance is the unusual engineer who likes to write. He has a passion for showing customers that they matter though our work, service, and communication. He joined DornerWorks as a staff engineer after a career developing software in the automotive industry, and soon became responsible for all customer proposals and quotes. Lance now leads our effort to clarify our message, communicate the value DornerWorks brings to our customers, and help customers become fans.
Shawn Isenhoff, Program and Personnel Manager
Shawn started his career in engineering, and grew into project management because he saw a need for bridging gaps in the organization, being proactive, and advocating to see products meet the needs of all stakeholders. After Shawn came to DornerWorks, he continued to grow, and his personnel management responsibility has helped him to better understand the team and how each individual contributes to make a stronger team and to enhance our customers’—and their customers’—needs. Recently, Shawn has also helped customers consider alternative and strategic engagement opportunities, and he is excited to continue to explore customer needs through the design process, services, and products we offer.
Matt Remijn, Program and Personnel Manager
Matt began with DornerWorks as a software engineer and grew quickly into project and people management because he saw a need to serve our people and our customers well. Matt is a leader who likes both to dive into the technical details and to show our customers and partners the great job our team does for them every day. Matt also leads DornerWorks’ engineering training program, helping each member of our team develop still greater expertise so that we all can better serve our customers’ needs.
Kevin Crots, Program and Personnel Manager
Kevin joined DornerWorks in 2014 and is responsible for project and account management, operational execution, and engineer development. His background comes from developing hardened electronics for transportation systems as well as manufacturing system design. Kevin serves DornerWorks and its customers through product development, leading the drive for operational excellence through business tool improvements, and helping engineers achieve their goals and grow into what they want to become.
Gregg Wildes, Business Development Manager
Gregg joined DornerWorks as it was evolving from a regional engineering services business to an international technology solutions organization. Gregg focuses on understanding our customers’ goals/objectives and, leveraging DornerWorks expertise and partnerships, creates plans to maximize project value and customer success.
Cindy Angerer, Human Resources Manager
Cindy creates and implements programs centered around DornerWorks being a Great Place to Work. We strive to create an environment where our talented engineers can excel at what they do best, creating innovative solutions for our customers.
Curt Stienstra, Chief Software Engineer
Curt joined DornerWorks in 2006 and has assisted customers primarily with software for medical devices. In addition to crafting software to enable customer success Curt works to enhance other DW engineers ability to do the same through mentoring, training and process improvements.
David Johnson, Program Manager
David has a passion for collaborating with clients to create the very best products and technologies. From the spark of an idea all the way to the product’s realization, David leads engineering teams to tackle the tough problems in embedded electrical engineering. After graduating from The Ohio State University, he worked as a research scientist at a nonprofit R&D institute, and joined DornerWorks in 2012 as an embedded engineer.
Gary Kersting, Director of Quality Assurance,
Manufacturing Engineer, Test Engineer
Gary brings a variety of skill and expertise to DornerWorks, where he specializes in LabVIEW development and Quality Assurance. Along with a degree in electronics engineering from DeVry, he has also proven himself essential our team as an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified LabVIEW Developer. Gary joined DornerWorks in 2008 and has since been responsible for improving testing and the DornerWorks QMS, helping deliver high quality product to our clients.
Nancy Sykes, Chief CyberSecurity Engineer
Nancy joined DornerWorks in 2015 after 29 years of embedded engineering experience in the aerospace industry. Nancy’s leadership and technical skills include information assurance, safety and security critical design methodologies, and architecture design for FPGA and ASIC implementations.
Shameka Honorable, Office Manager
Since beginning with the company in 2009, Shameka Honorable has provided excellent office management and has effectively represented the face of DornerWorks when meeting and corresponding with our various clients. Shameka has proven to be invaluable in organizing and managing schedules and resources, as well as contributing to improving office support efficiency. With a long history of customer service, she loves providing not only a quality experience to both existing and new clients, but equally enjoys cultivating a harmonious work environment for the DornerWorks staff of 80+ employees. Working directly with Executive Leadership, Shameka continually coordinates the corporation’s payroll, human resources, accounts payable, project databases, financial bookkeeping, building maintenance and interns.