Board of Directors
J. Ned Dempsey
Ned is the founder of Century West Engineering, and was its President for over twenty years. Ned is a Pneu-Logic founder, and a principle shareholder. He was appointed to the Oregon Sustainability Board (OSB) by Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, and has served or is currently serving as co-Chair of Portland Development Commission’s Sustainability Industries Task Force, chair of the Oregon Business Council’s Natural Resources Committee, vice Chair of Oregon Futures Research Commission, appointed by former Oregon Governor Victor Atiyeh.
Franklin J. Agardy, PhD
Dr. Agardy is former tenured full professor at San Jose State University and retired President of URS Corporation. In 2005, Dr. Agardy was the recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from the University of California. He is the author and coauthor of numerous technical books, and has served as a board member of several engineering companies, assisting in taking them public.
Gary Hoffman, MD
Dr. Hoffman is a partner in the Bend Surgery Center, principal of Deschutes Medical Products, Inc. He practiced surgery at Bend Memorial Clinic from 1975 to 2000. Dr. Hoffman served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Cascade Bancorp from 2000 until 2005, when he was appointed Chairman. He was the owner of Grand Yachts Northwest from March 2001 until May 2005 and is a co-founder and board member of Deschutes Medical Products, Inc. in Bend, Oregon.
Mr. Gillesby recently retired after more than 30 years as Senior Vice President & General Manager of PepsiCo, specifically operating in Pepsi Bottling Group’s beverage business. He held numerous executive leadership positions within PepsiCo across diverse disciplines of Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Equipment Development and Finance.
Scott drove exceptional results throughout his career and his most recent leadership role generated over $2B of revenue annually, and increased corporate leading margins and operating profit performance while motivating and developing 5,000 employees. He also developed and launched many highly successful national brands and packages during his career, ensuring category leading market share results.
Additionally, Scott brings a unique blend of executive and technical skills having previous responsibilities for Manufacturing and Supply Chain operations across numerous Pepsi plants earlier in his career.