GREG HEILAND – FOUNDER AND CEO
Greg Heiland, a recognized leader in contamination control, has dedicated himself to promoting critical environment excellence for over 30 years. After graduating from Santa Clara University in 1982, Greg launched a 6-year career with American Scientific Products in sales and management roles. In 1988, Greg and his wife, Mary, founded Sierra Scientific, an Arizona based distributor of cleanroom products. They acquired the Texas-based supplier, Class 10, in 1998, and started Valutek, a controlled environment consumables manufacturer in 2000. In 2002, Cintas acquired the distribution business. Based on client encouragement, Greg created the cleanroom wiki, Global Society for Contamination Control in 2005.
Known as an industry expert, Greg is a frequent contributor to contamination control publications, trade shows, and the development of cleanroom standards. For his long-term commitment to IEST, he was awarded the 2018 Robert L Mielke award. When not promoting the protection of product, people and practices, Greg enjoys travel, the outdoors and spending time with his family.
MARY HEILAND – CO-FOUNDER AND VP OF HUMAN RESOURCES
A native Californian, Mary graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She began her career in neuro rehab at St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton, CA. She then worked as a pediatric OT for California Children Services in Orange County, CA and Howard County Schools in Maryland. In 1988, Mary co-founded Sierra Scientific with her husband, Greg, and subsequently Valutek in 2000.
As our internal and external “goodwill ambassador”, Mary’s role as culture advocate, team builder, talent recruiter and celebrator is the heart of Valutek. Whether planning monthly themed “team appreciation” luncheons or celebrating any and all milestones, Mary’s legacy is her genuine care for the well-being of the team and the business. In her leisure time Mary enjoys cooking, crafting, volunteering, travel and keeping connected with four grown children and their exciting lives.
KOREY FLECK – VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING
As the VP of Sales and Marketing, Korey made an immediate impact for Valutek's business model. He has nearly two decades of territory management and sales experience in the healthcare, academic, and biotechnology industries and is known for excellent customer service. Korey's people skills are unmatched and his leadership has brought Valutek to new levels. He and his family reside in sunny California, but he commutes to the Phoenix headquarters frequently.
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TAMMY FEATHERSTON - CUSTOMER ADVOCATE
Since 2013, Tammy has been the face of Valutek. She delivers the ultimate customer experience by making it pleasant and hassle-free. She also inputs orders, handles online chat, resolves issues and tracks shipments. Tammy makes sure our customers get the right product, in the right quantity, at the right price, and on time. In her leisure time, Tammy enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband and spending time with family.
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NEAL WOODS - CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT SPECIALIST,
Neal has over two decades of experience in the controlled environment space and is based in Geneva, Illinois. He has continuously helped customers improve quality and increase compliance through innovative training and solutions. Neal excels at setting priorities and utilizing resources to aggressively follow-through on the individualized needs of our customers. Neal and his wife, Michele, have six kids and like to travel and explore in their leisure time.
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MATTHEW BLIESENER - CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT SPECIALIST,
Joining the Valutek team in 2019, Matt is a passionate controlled environment consultant and a well-established sales professional. With over two decades of experience working in healthcare and medical sales for companies Ansell, J&J and 3M, he now manages the entire Western region. Matt resides in San Diego with his wife who is a teacher and their two children, Everett and Kelly.
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RAUL VARGAS - CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT SPECIALIST,
With an extensive background in manufacturing and quality, Raul joined the Valutek team in 2019. Previously, he ran multiple factories in Mexico, and has made his mark on the entire LATAM territory. Raul and his family reside in Nogales, Mexico and have close ties to the Phoenix area.
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CHARLES KIZER - MATERIALS MANAGER
Charles is the backbone of the Valutek warehouse. A navy veteran, he has a wide range of experience in logistics and management. As a business major, he also excels in customer communications and just-in-time inventory. Charles recently moved to Arizona with his wife and children and has made a huge impact on business at Valutek's Phoenix headquarters.
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JOSE HERNANDEZ – WAREHOUSE COORDINATOR
Originally from Colorado, Jose has been the warehouse coordinator at Valutek for years. A seasoned and dedicated employee, Jose is the core of order fulfillment at Valutek as he does inventory receiving, order picking, and stock rotation. He also monitors all the raw material components required for the manufacturing. Jose and his family reside in the East Valley of Arizona.
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NICK GORMLEY – ON-SITE COORDINATOR
Nick joined Valutek in 2020 and made an immediate impact in the warehouse with a "can-do" attitude. He also transitioned into the crucial role of driving the truck, delivering product to our valued Phoenix-area customers. When he's not in the office, Nick's favorite hobby is to walk his beloved dog, Murphy.
MICHAEL REDEAGLE – WAREHOUSE TECHNICIAN
Michael began in the Valutek warehouse in 2020 and proved to be a hard-worker and willing to tackle any project. He specializes in clean room production and inventory management.
TERRANCE D'ANGELUS – ASIA OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
With decades of experience at Valutek, TJ is an expert of high-tech manufacturing consumables. He's the director of all operations in Asia and a core component of Valutek's supply chain. TJ's wealth of knowledge is immesurable and his positive attitude is contagious.
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CHRIS BROWN – DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICES
Chris has been with Valutek for years and holds several certifications in the controlled environment industry relating to the maintenance and testing. He's an experienced contamination control expert with a proven track record in the industry. Chris has held an evolving role in Valutek's regional sales and clean room certification process.
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VIJENDRAAN VENKITASALAM – QUALITY MANAGER
Based in the Malaysia office, VJ is a high-tech manufacturing consumable expert. He's been with Valutek for more than a decade and has held roles of increasing importance throughout the years. VJ has an extensive education in electric and electronic engineering and enjoys traveling and playing sports in his free time.
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LOGESWARY GOPAL – QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER
Loges joined the Valutek team in 2020 and brings a wealth of knowledge about the field of manufacturing medical devices. She's worked in the industry for years and specializes in establishing inspection quality criteria.
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SUNNY WU - QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER
Sunny plays a crucial role in the Asia market as she leads on-site inspections for all apparel products manufactured in China. She excels at both improving product quality and reducing quality issues while also maintaining superior communication with multiple suppliers. Sunny enjoys playing badminton and rope in her leisure time.
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DAWN HO - INVENTORY ANALYST
Based in Valutek's Malaysia office, Dawn specializes in inventory management for all Asia operations. She manages procurement, planning and logistics for all direct and indirect materials from suppliers. Dawn also coordinates Amazon shipments and her hobbies include swimming, reading, and traveling.
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NATALIE GORMLEY - CONTROLLER
Arriving at Valutek in 2019, Natalie made an immediate impact in the finance and accounting department. She's specialized in general ledger implementation but wears multiple hats on a daily basis. An alumni of the University of Texas at Arlington, Natalie and her husband have now settled into the Phoenix area.
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ANDREW YATES – BUSINESS ANALYST
Andrew joined the Valutek team in 2019 and has consistently proved to be a hard-worker and accounting specialist. He has skills in data analysis and order processing, but does whatever is necessary to help the Valutek team. In his free time, Andrew enjoys working out and preparing gourmet meals.
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SHARON LOOI – STAFF ACCOUNTANT
Based in Malaysia, Sharon has been invaluable to the Valutek team for over a decade. She handles the majority of financial matters in Asia, especially accounts payable and receivable. Sharon specializes in sending friendly reminders to clients and always ensures prompt payments. Outside of the office, her favorite pastime is to go sightseeing with family members.
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RENUGAA KRISHNAN - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Renugaa joined Valutek with experience in computer systems administration. Originally from Penang, she helps the Asia office run smoothly and enjoys listening to music during her free time.
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