President, Western Window Systems
Professionally, I am an accomplished executive who provides leadership by creating a compelling vision of the growth and impact a company can achieve. An educated planner who implements and executes a detailed strategy designed to maximize the core values that define a company and the way they add value to the marketplace. A strong communicator with a unique ability to motivate employees, build teams, create loyal customers, and enhance company culture. A problem solver adept at process improvement and root cause analysis with a proven track record of increasing operations performance within a company growing at a record pace. A president with strong creativity and a unique understanding of what the customer wants and how best to corporately connect and communicate with them. Lastly, I am a leader that truly loves and appreciates the people I have on my team. The best part of my job is leading fantastic people that want to achieve great things.
Personally, I have a passion for helping others through my work with several local and global nonprofit organizations. Whether serving on the boards of Sun Valley Community Church (6,000+ attendance) and nonprofit charity Orchard: Africa or traveling annually to work with organizations in impoverished communities in Mexico, Brazil and South Africa, my hope is to continue to work to better the lives of vulnerable children suffering in poverty across the globe.
Prior to beginning his role as president in August 2015, Scott served as Western Window Systems’ president and chief operating officer following assignments as vice president and general manager and marketing director. He played a key role in growing sales over 800% over a five-year period, an increase that led to Inc. magazine naming Western Window Systems as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
As president, Scott oversees the strategic direction of the company, including delivering on record-breaking sales and overseeing growth enablers such as new products, market expansion, development of sales and marketing strategies, leadership initiatives, and development of company culture.
Scott, who joined Western Window Systems in 2011, holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and an MBA from Arizona State University. In 2015 and 2017, Scott was selected for Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Select, an award celebrating the achievements of leaders that demonstrate innovation, growth, and entrepreneurial spirit. In 2015, he was named one of 30 exceptional executive MBA (EMBA) graduates from the class of 2015 by Poets & Quants, a business school news website.
In 2016, Scott was selected by Professional Builder magazine as one of the nation’s top building industry leaders under the age of 40.
Scott enjoys spending time with his family and serves on the boards of the Sun Valley Community Church and the nonprofit charity Orchard: Africa.
From the May 8, 2018 Phoenix Business Journal
Western Window Systems manufactures and installs moving glass walls and windows that blend the indoors with the outside.
Why we think we’re a great place to work
We provide an opportunity for shop and office workers to gather for catered lunches and encourage the staff to fully buy into our unique culture. It’s all set against the backdrop of the firm’s sparkling new office in manufacturing facility, a virtual work/play utopia whose contemporary open floor plan breeds innovation, team work and, yes, a sense of fun, as evidenced by the pool and ping-pong tables, pinball and arcade games, DVD and book lending library, and even the bright-red two-story corkscrew slide that beckons staffers looking for a brief respite from the hard work happening throughout the building
Inc 5000 2018 Rank #3212
Leadership Scott Gates
2018 Revenue $132 M
3-Year Growth 122%
Inc 5000 2017 Rank #1777
iNC. 5000 HONORS 5-Time Inc. 5000 Honoree
2018 #3212, 2017 #1777, 2016 #1418, 2015 #1474, 2014 #1762
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Founder & CEO, Trinity Air Medical
Seth brings with him two decades a professional medical service and is a graduate of Phoenix College and Arizona State University. During his previous fire service career, he held the rank of Firefighter, Captain and Battalion Chief and values his experiences with multiple departments. He was adjunct faculty at Maricopa Colleges is instructing courses ranging from introduction to the Fire Service to Command Strategies for Major Emergencies. In addition, Seth received Recruit of the Year, 5 citations for Individual and Unit awards, Chief Officer of the Year, Technical Rescue Technician, SWAT Paramedic, Lead Instructor for a grade school life safety program, union officer, served on multiple committees and produced a public education television program. Today Seth is active on charitable boards, a Vistage member and coaches youth sports. As Founder and CEO of Trinity air medical, the organization has appeared twice consecutively in the top 500 Inc. magazine list of the fastest growing privately held companies.
From the September 2017 Issue of INC. Magazine:
How This Former Firefighter Found a Niche in the Organ Transportation Business
Trinity Air Medical is a focused health care transportation and logistics organization. Specializing in global patient movement and donor network transplant team and organ transportation.
Inc 500 – 2018 Rank #221
Leadership Seth Bacon
Inc 500 – 2017 Rank #87
3-Year Growth 4,316%
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Founder & CEO, IceMos Technology
Samuel Anderson founded IceMos Technology in 2004 and currently serves as Chairman, CEO and President. IceMos Technology is a US corporation headquartered in Tempe, Arizona with operations in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Tokyo, Japan. IceMOS is the manufacturer of power management semiconductors, including MOSFET switches that enable energy savings and enhance environmental progress.
Before starting IceMos, Sam founded Great Wall Semiconductor Corporation in 2002 and served as its Chairman, CEO and President from January 2002 to September 2015. Great Wall Semiconductor is a manufacturer of power management MOSFET switches for the cloud computing and mobile communications market that enable efficient energy conversion in point of load servers and prolong battery life on smart phones, respectively. On September 8, 2015 Great Wall Semiconductor was acquired by Intersil Corp, an Analog Semiconductor Company based in Milpitas California.
Prior to his career as a Founder and CEO, Sam served as Vice President of Business Development at ON Semiconductor Corporation from August 1999 to December 2001. From June 1986 to August 1999, he served as a Director of Technology at Motorola Inc. power and signal products divisions and held various positions in the Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector. Sam also served as Chairman and Director oat Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. (AATI), a $100 million annual revenue power management corporation that went public on NASDAQ in August 2005. He was chairman of the board of AATI from August 2001 until it was sold to Skyworks Solutions in January 2012.
Sam has been a Director of Vicor Corporation since 2001. He holds 80 US patents in green and clean semiconductor technology. He holds a MS degree in Microelectronics from Arizona State University, a MS degree from Queens University of Belfast Ireland and a BSEE in electronics from University of Ulster, Belfast, Ireland.
CEO, Digital Current
Scott is a leader, strategist, marketing consultant, entrepreneur, business coach, speaker and contributing writer for Inc. Magazine. He has experience in nearly all marketing disciplines and agency environments. Throughout his career, he has delivered results for clients across a wide range of initiatives, including working on the global brand launch of the Microsoft Xbox; leading fully integrated traditional and digital campaigns for telecom megabrands CenturyLink, BellSouth, and AT&T; and successfully driving “big data” Customer Relationship Management (CRM) initiatives for Spectrum Enterprise, Nature’s Bounty Co., and Progressive.
Scott led the turnaround of a global CRM powerhouse, founded an agency recognized as one of the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S., and ran major global brand relationships at Grey Global Group and McCann. Today, Scott leads Digital Current, one of the Southwest’s up-and-coming digital marketing agencies serving a portfolio of both national brands as well as regional startups. As a four-time member of The Inc. 500/5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies, Scott lends an insider perspective as a contributing writer for Inc. Magazine.
Scott has an Economics degree from the University of South Carolina.