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Jim Lee Joins Board of Directors of Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA)

Tacoma, Wash., November 6, 2017 – Tool Gauge, a manufacturer of complex, high-value plastic and metal assemblies for global aerospace original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), announced today that its sales and marketing manager Jim Lee has joined the board of directors of the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA). PNAA is a coalition that promotes the growth of the Pacific Northwest aerospace industry by helping member companies be globally competitive through education, access to business opportunities, information on emerging markets, and facilitation of key relationships.

“Washington state is home to the largest commercial aerospace manufacturing cluster in North America and Tool Gauge is proud to be a part of it,” explains Jim Lee, sales and marketing manager at Tool Gauge. “I would like to thank PNAA for their kind invitation and I look forward to helping strengthen our aerospace community alongside my fellow industry board members.”

“With his in-depth aerospace manufacturing experience, coupled with his passion for and knowledge of modern sales and marketing, Jim will broaden and strengthen our board,” adds Melanie Jordan, CEO of PNAA. “We recognize the aerospace marketplace is rapidly evolving with the digital age playing an increasingly important role in shaping company strategies and customer outreach. Jim brings insights and expertise to PNAA as we embrace the digital age and the benefits it offers our organization, our members, and our events.”

Appointed as sales and marketing manager in October 2015, Jim Lee is responsible for Tool Gauge’s global business development efforts. During his tenure, Jim has rebranded the company, launched an international sales program, developed a sales and estimating team, and launched effective global marketing campaigns. Jim has been working in the manufacturing sector for 25 years, primarily in plastics and metals manufacturing, serving such companies as FCA Packaging, Phillips Medisize, GM Nameplate, and Precision Plastics in various positions ranging from business development manager to vice president of sales. Jim received a Bachelor of Science degree in business operations and production operations management from DeVry University in Phoenix, AZ. He is also a United States Marine Corps (USMC) veteran.

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About Tool Gauge

Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Tacoma, Wash., Tool Gauge manufactures complex, high-value plastic and metal assemblies. Global aerospace OEMs trust us for our high product quality, on-time delivery, and continuous technology innovation. We have been the proud recipient of Boeing’s Silver Performance Excellence Award for seven consecutive years (2009-2016). For more information, please visit us online at www.toolgauge.net/ or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About PNAA

Based in Redmond, Wash., PNAA is a coalition that promotes the growth of the Pacific Northwest aerospace industry by helping member companies be globally competitive through education, access to business opportunities, information on emerging markets, and facilitation of key relationships. With members and affiliates around the world, PNAA strengthens the manufacturing supply chain through dynamic events designed to inform aerospace leaders, connect aerospace interests, and inspire industry collaboration and innovation. For more information, please visit us online at http://www.pnaa.net/ or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.