Selmet Inc. is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of titanium castings and machined parts for the aerospace industry. Located in Albany, Oregon, Selmet has evolved into a state-of-the-art investment casting foundry manufacturing parts for a variety of programs including the Boeing 737, Airbus A320, and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Selmet was founded by Larry Sharpf in 1983 after a successful career in the aerospace industry. Larry found he had discovered a unique casting process which allowed him to create his own company and compete in an industry dominated by a small group of other companies. This process led to Selmet’s ability to compete with even the largest of manufacturers and work its way to becoming the only cast foundry to be awarded UTC Gold Supplier Status in 2012.
In 2011, Selmet was purchased by Blue Point Capital Partners and has experienced major growth since then, expanding facilities from 130,000 square feet to over 220,000 square feet, and employing over 500 people in the Albany and surrounding areas. In 2014 and 2015, Selmet acquired machining companies Onamac Industries in Everett, Washington and Western Metrology in Wilsonville, Oregon, which have a combined 160 employees.
- ISO 9001:2008
- BS EN 9100:2009
- JIS Q 9100:2009
- UTC Gold Supplier
The Continuous Improvement Story
Selmet has been involved in Continuous Improvement for many years but in May, 2008 a renewed commitment was made that has transformed the company. This commitment was made by Selmet leadership and all of the 280 employees at that time to focus on our customers and provide industry leading value. The Lean Journey was moved into the fast lane and continues to accelerate and change Selmet for the better. July 2012 Selmet celebrated the completion of their 100th Kaizen Event since recommitting the organization to become “World Class”.
Through the Strategic Planning/Policy Deployment process Selmet defines its operational goals, focuses resources and actions. Lean tools drive action based Kaizen eliminating waste and providing value to our customers. Lean tools are selected from our tool box, 5S, Value Stream Map, Cause & Effect, Process Mapping, Standard Work, Set-up Reduction, Total Productive Maintenance, 5 Whys, Linkage & Flow and others as needed to create a basis for action that delivers results.
April of 2012, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines, a division of United Technologies Corporation, recognized Selmet as a UTC Gold Supplier. Being the first raw material casting supplier to achieve Gold Supplier Status was a major milestone in Selmet’s Lean Journey. Our people know that much remains to be done and we have many opportunities for improvement awaiting us. Selmet remains committed to the identification of the least waste way and the uncompromising pursuit of identifying and eliminating waste. Our Lean Journey Continues!
Rick Kenyon – President/CEO
Rick Kenyon has been President/CEO of Selmet, Inc. since November 2011. Rick joined Selmet in 1992 and has held increasingly responsible roles from Vice President-Finance to Vice President-Manufacturing to Executive Vice President before being promoted to his current position. Prior to coming to Selmet, Rick was a commercial lender for Bank of America for over six years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oregon State University and an MBA in finance from University of Oregon. Rick is currently on the board of directors of the Albany Chamber of Commerce, Samaritan Albany General Hospital and the Albany-Millersburg Economic Development Corp. In his spare time, Rick enjoys spending time with his family along with hunting, fishing, skiing, and golfing.
Brian Evans – Chief Financial Officer
Brian started at Selmet in 2015 with 17 years of experience in the aerospace industry. He received a BA in Finance/Management from University of Oregon and an MBA in Finance from the University of Washington. His specialties are financial management, operational leadership, cost accounting, and cash management. In his off time he enjoys adventure motorcycle touring and competitive shooting.
Dustin Harrington – Vice President of Manufacturing
Dustin Harrington joined Selmet in 1988 and has held increasingly responsible roles including Process Engineer, Manufacturing Manager, Director of Engineering and his current position as Vice President of Manufacturing. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and an M.B.A. Dustin has been a Board Member of MECOP (Multiple Engineering Co-Op Program) at Oregon State University and a member of the Workforce Development Advisory Council since 2014. In his free time, Dustin enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.
Derek Schweitzer – Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Derek Schweitzer joined Selmet in 1988 and has held increasingly responsible roles including Customer Service, Sales, Inside Sales Manager, Director of Sales and Marketing and his current position as VP of Sales and Marketing. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Marketing Concentration).
Bob Brown – Vice President of Finance and Administration
Bob Brown joined Selmet in 2012 as the Vice President of Finance and Administration. His executive experience includes finance and administration management and service on the Boards of Directors for rapidly growing companies including Audit Committee Chair for Nasdaq listed company, and completion of Initial Public Offering. Bob has been a CPA and has six years’ experience with ‘Big 8’ international accounting firm. His education includes a Business Administration and Accounting Bachelor of Science, Magna cum Laude, from Southern Oregon University. In his personal time Bob is involved in boat building and playing golf.
Jarrett Coiner – Vice President of Engineering
Jarrett Coiner joined Selmet in 2015 as the Director of Engineering and was promoted in 2016 to VP of Engineering. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Finance. Jarrett is also a Six Sigma Black Belt. He has worked in the aerospace investment casting industry for 13 years holding increasingly responsible roles. In his spare time Jarrett enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing, motorcycle riding and various other sports.