MEET OUR TEAM

GREG HEILAND

FOUNDER & 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 cleanroom products distributor. They acquired the Texas-based supplier, Class 10, and started Valutek, a controlled environment consumables manufacturer in 2000.

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 products, people, and practices, Greg enjoys travel, the outdoors, and spending time with his family.

MARY HEILAND

CO-FOUNDER & 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.

SALES

WEI MA

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Reach Wei directly at wma@valutek.com or 330.431.2504

LAMAR SMITH

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Reach Lamar directly at lsmith@valutek.com or 602.761.2232

MARKETING

YUNUS AKCALI

MARKETING MANAGER

 Yunus is originally from Turkey and joined the Valutek Team in 2021. His concentrations are marketing, business & data analytics. Yunus’s enthusiasm for traveling and history led him to travel to different parts of the world. His extended journeys allowed him to explore the old world’s ancient civilizations and cultures. He lives in Gilbert, AZ with his family. In his spare time, Yunus enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with family and friends

Reach Yunus directly at yakcali@valutek.com.

OPERATIONS

JOHN HEILAND

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

John has officially been part of the Valutek staff since the beginning of 2019, but unofficially part of the family business since he could walk, talk, and move boxes in the warehouse. He now oversees the Valutek Operations department. When not at work/reining in his dad’s next business idea, John and his wife Samantha (and dogs Panda and Nacho) spend their free time boating at a local lake, camping up north, or road tripping somewhere new. 

Reach John directly at jheiland@valutek.com.

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. 

Reach Jose directly at jhernandez@valutek.com.

IAN SUTTON

ON-SITE COORDINATOR

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. 

RENUGAA KRISHNAN

SUPPLY CHAIN ASSISTANT

Renugaa joined Valutek with experience in computer systems administration. Originally from Penang, she works as a Supply Chain Assistant to maintain inventory levels, fulfill orders, and communicate with the suppliers. She loves listening to music during her spare time. 

Reach Renugaa directly at rkrishnan@valutek.com

QUALITY

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.

Reach VJ directly at vijen@valutek.com.

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. 

Reach Sunny directly at swu@valutek.com.

FINANCE

NICHOLAS KADLEC

SENIOR CONTROLLER

Reach Nicholas directly at nkadlec@valutek.com or 602.761.2310

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. 

Reach Sharon directly at slooi@valutek.com

DANIEL PRESTON

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Reach Daniel directly at dpreston@valutek.com.

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