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 crafting a written and visual message that shows customers that they matter. He joined DornerWorks as a staff engineer after a career developing electronics and 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.