Our Team

Edmond Johnson, President

Edmond Johnson, Owner of Premier Manufacturing, Inc., in Frederick, Colorado holds an MBA in Marketing from Clark Atlanta University.

Before founding Premier Manufacturing Inc., Edmond held various management and middle management positions in Manufacturing Operations and Supply Chain Management with IBM, AST Computers, US Robotics, 3COM and Maxtor Corporation.  As CEO of Premier Manufacturing, Inc. Edmond applied his education and career experience to grow Premier Manufacturing Inc. to one of the largest, 3rd tier, contract manufacturing operations in Colorado. Premier Manufacturing Inc. was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies by Colorado Biz Magazine.

Linda Tedder, Director of Operations

Linda, has over 25 years of experience in Electronics industry. Linda spent 18 years of her experience in the disk drive industry with Miniscribe, Maxtor and Seagate all tier one disk drive manufacturers. That experience give Linda a keen operational background in production and supply chain management. Linda is responsible for all manufacturing operations including Shipping and Receiving, Production Control, Accounting, Manufacturing and Procurement. Linda was key in expanding Premier’s physical building from 15,000 to 50,000 square feet and putting an infrastructure to manage our growth. Linda, has also established key strategic alliances with our tier one parts distributors including Arrow, Avnet and TTI. Linda, also established an offshore relationship to procure high quality, low cost FAB’s from Taiwan. Linda’s also implemented a new end to end ERP software system from Profitkey tm.

Daryl Fields, Manufacturing Engineer Manager

Daryl has an extensive background in manufacturing engineering.  His manufacturing work experience includes; Dovatron International, Flextronics, Zolo Technologies and Tyco Electronics. Daryl has accumulated more than 20 years in the electronics industry. Daryl has been involved in several plant layouts and has unilaterally laid out Premier’s new facility installing four lines of manufacturing, through-hole work cell, post operations, test and sub assembly. Daryl has an impressive lists of certifications and special training including Six Sigma and formal education in Electronics Engineering. Daryl presently and in the past has established continuous flow (CFM) strategies throughout the manufacturing floor.

Stan Haag, Quality Manager

Stan has over 20 years of technical experience in Supply Chain Operations. Stan began his high-tech career at Honeywell Inc. where he worked as a test and process engineer for 14 years. He has held positions as a Quality Manager for companies such as DOVatron International and Flextronics International, and more recently as an NPI Program Manager and Hardware Technologist for Sun Microsystems. Now as the Quality Manager for Premier Manufacturing, he is responsible for all aspects of the Premier Quality System. Stan manages the quality certifications that Premier Manufacturing currently holds: ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C:2009, and ISO 13485:2003.

Vicki Hoff, Plant Manager

Vicki has been with Premier for 11 years.  Vicki has worked in the contract manufacturing industry for 25 years. Vicki has worked in every aspect of contract manufacturing from prepping parts to shipping. Vicki has held various Supervisor positions in the pass with Cencorp, Dovatron and Flextronics. At these companies, Vicki supervised test operations, post operations and through hole work cells. Vicki motivates her teams to work together, respect each other and provide customer delight.

Jason Messenger, Sr. Program Manager

Jason has been in the electronics manufacturing industry for 18 years. Jason has held several positions that prepared him for Program Management. Jason came to Premier as a Machine Operator and after several promotions became a Program Manager. Jason’s hands on knowledge of how the manufacturing piece of our business works is invaluable when interfacing with Customers especially Engineers. Jason holds an Associates of General Studies degree with an emphasis on Business.