Meet the Board
If you need to, you may contact any board member below, talk to us at our monthly meeting or send comments to us.
- Adam Beck – Vigor Industries
- Kelly Brown- HII
- Nicholas Gianacakos – GD NASSCO-Bremerton
- Rich Hill – PACSHIP
- Chris Daskam – HII
- David Jack – QED Systems
- Jim Junger – Propulsion Controls Engineering (PCE)
- Ed Zajonc – Olympic Services
- Tony Hutton – Oceaneering
- Chris Lombria – Aerotek
- Richard Van Doren – Metropolitan Solutions
- Sean Hartman – Bender CCP
Officers of the Association
President – Ed Zajonc
Treasurer – Phil Parson
Secretary – Chris Daskam
Vice President – Dave Jack
Chairman – Adam Beck
Board Member Biographies
Mr. Zajonc has been a strategic planner and problem solver for over 20 years with specific experience in marketing and business development for marine industrial clients to the U.S. Navy. He has strong working relationships with key congressional members and their staffs. He frequently advises them on regional industry issues and initiatives as he is considered a West Coast expert in Marine and Naval Shipyard activities. As President of Olympic Services, LLC he provides consulting, lobbying, personal and professional services. His company assists clients in identifying new and emerging technologies and markets to broaden their business bases. Additionally he helps to solve problems and seek solutions to complex and multi-agency issues. His company has provided services to industry leaders such as: BAE/MES, BAE San Diego Ship Repair, H.E.R.C, Todd Pacific Shipyards, Propulsion Controls Engineering, Puglia, Honolulu Ship Yard, Navatek and Electrox, Inc. From 1988 to 1993 he served as the Director of Marketing and Government relations for Cascade General, Inc. located in Portland Oregon. Prior to this, he was appointed to the Department of State Lands for the State of Oregon as Director. He also served as a Special Assistant to Senator Bob Packwood, in Portland, Oregon from 1976 to 1980. Ed and his wife Sally reside on Bainbridge Island, and have a blended family of nine children
David has been affiliated with the Ship Repair Industry for nearly 40 years.
A retired Navy veteran, he specialized in the Submarine and Surface ship repair business throughout his navy career. Enlisting in 1977, he was trained as a Nuclear Components Welder in the Hull Maintenance Technician rating. His first assignment was to the USS CANOPUS as a member of the Weld Shop team. During this tour he received specialized training in Steam Generator overhaul at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Following this assignment, he was detailed to the USS PROTEUS. During this tour, he served in the Sheet Metal Shop, and as the Assistant Quality Assurance Officer. His first shore duty assignment was at Trident Refit Facility Bangor as the Welding Shop Supervisor. During this tour of duty, he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer and selected for commissioning under the Limited Duty Officer program as a Submarine Engineering Repair Officer. His first tour of duty was as the Damage Control Assistant (DCA) on the USS FRANK CABLE. Next he served as the Main Propulsion Assistant (MPA) on the USS EMORY S. LAND. His final sea duty tour was as Engineer Officer (CHENG) on the USS HOLLAND. His last assignment was as the NW Region Machinery Repair Officer at IMF Bangor, where he was heavily involved in PSNS&IMF regionalization efforts.
Following his Navy career, he entered the manufacturing industry as the Production Manager for Watson Furniture Group. During his three years with Watson, he was instrumental in stream lining manufacturing processes, upgrading manufacturing technologies, and work force development. He also was a key component to the successful move from their existing factory on Bainbridge Island to new factory located in Poulsbo.
In the summer of 2002, he joined QED Systems, Inc. as a Program Manager charged with management of marine preservation projects. He has seen success in several key management positions within this company and is now assigned as the NW Area Manager overseeing all QED operations in the NW. QED holds many multi-year IDIQ and MAC contracts and supports US NAVY, US Coast Guard and MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND ship maintenance, modernization and repair contracts in the Puget Sound. He is directly involved in the day to day management of all forms of government contracts.
Phillip K. Parson
Phillip was in the US Navy Civil Service Submarine/Ship repair, Trident Refit Facility Bangor from 1978 – 1999. He currently works in the US Navy Submarine/Ship repair Consultant since 2000. Phillip has been associated with submarine/ship repair for over 40 years. His focus is US Navy Corrosion Control. Phillip has a diverse professional/management consulting background in coatings and corrosion control spans marine/industrial markets, some project leadership examples include: Establishing NAVSEA Corrosion Control Assistance Team at Naval Station Everett, Strategic Systems Program Office Refresh of 100 Submarine Missile Tube Ballast Cans, Coating Inspections on USS Ronald Reagan, Corrosion Survey Teams on USS Stennis, Coating Failure Analysis and Expert Witness on Jack Up Oil Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico for Major British Insurance Company, Coating Inspection and Development of 20 Year Coating Maintenance Plan for 137 Oil Storage Tanks at the Largest Oil Refinery in Canada. Phillip provides Assistance and Support services to companies in such areas as SSPC QP programs, Training/Developing High Performance Teams, Assisting Small Disadvantage Business Startup, ISO Program Development, Business Development, Bid/Proposal Development, Contract Management, Project Development/Management, QC/QA Programs, Guidance and Compliance with NAVSEA Standard Items and Other Navy Technical Documents.