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.
Shawn is a graduate of Michigan Technological University with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He brings to DornerWorks’ customers 19 years of experience in engineering for both product and services based engineering, with 15 years of progressive management experience. Shawn has experience in product launch and sustaining services, new product development, research, project management, program management and strategic planning. His current role is oversight of research and development across all groups/areas within engineering. His work passion is successful product innovation and development.
Lance has a passion for showing customers that they matter though our work, service, and communication. He now leads our effort to clarify our message, communicate the value DornerWorks brings to our customers, and help customers become fans.
Jamie VanDeWinkle graduated with a bachelors in accounting, and masters of business administration from Davenport University. She joined DornerWorks with over 10 years of experience in a variety of finance and operations leadership roles in health care, property management, and consulting. Jamie now oversees finance, IT, and administration teams where she can utilize her passion for process improvement, risk management, and operational excellence to assist in scalability across our organization.
Michael Cotter graduated from Boston University with a degree in Computer Systems Engineering and earned an Executive MBA from the Broad College at Michigan State University. He brings 20+ years of technology experience with the last 5 years focused on leading organizations through digital transformation. Michael is passionate about helping customers develop winning technology strategies resulting in market differentiation, accelerated growth, market expansion, and additional revenue models.
Sara Parmeter joined DornerWorks in 2021 after having previously serving in HR leadership roles in IT, professional services and healthcare. As Director of Human Resources, Sara oversees the strategic aspects of DornerWorks “people” strategies, as well as their day-to day implementation. Within Human Resources, Sara is passionate about engaging employees in the success of the business and creating service oriented HR teams. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University and her Master’s degree in Organizational Development from Loyola University in Chicago. Sara also serves as an adjunct professor of Human Resources with Cornerstone University.