Leadership Team

  • Dave Whitley - President

    Dave joined Zetec in February 2021 bringing extensive C-level executive leadership with strategic and growth-oriented experience from several diverse industries.

    Prior to Zetec, Dave was President and CEO of True Brands, a global designer and B2B multi-channel distributor of wine accessories and barware products with a portfolio of 10 brands distributed in over 30 countries. He also spent 16 years in CEO and COO roles at Global Harvest Foods and Northstar respectively.

  • Steve Kingma - Vice President of Finance

    Steve joined Zetec as Vice President of Finance in February 2016. He began his career in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

    Steve has held senior leadership positions at companies in a variety of industries including retail, consumer products, technology and transportation/logistics, with domestic and international experience in mergers and acquisitions. He has been the Chief Financial Officer for two publicly traded companies and holds a bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University.

  • Shane Campbell - Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain

    Shane joined Zetec in May 2019 and brings an extensive process-oriented background with over 20 years of experience in operational excellence, lean manufacturing and supply chain optimization across a range of industries.

    Prior to Zetec, Shane was Vice President of Operations with McFarland Cascade. He earned a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree, as well as an MBA from the University of Washington. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

  • Kihang Choi - Vice President, Asia

    Kihang joined Zetec in 2003 as part of the sales team to manage Zetec’s growing business in Asia. In mid-2016, Kihang assumed responsibilities for Zetec’s largest business unit - Power Generation. He has since returned to managing the Asia market for the company.

    Prior to joining Zetec, Kihang was VP of Sales for a Seattle-based high-tech startup company and was VP/General Manager of an electrostatic equipment company in Wisconsin. He has a Computer Science degree from Belmont Abbey College and an MBA from Duke University.

  • Diane Lawson - Vice President, Eddy Current Technology

    Diane joined Zetec in June 2004 as an Engineer Test Manager. In 2006, she was promoted to Director of Quality for Zetec worldwide. Currently, Diane is leading all Eddy Current efforts in the Oil & Gas, Military, Aerospace, Industrial and Transportation Markets.

    Diane was previously Engineering Test Manager at Terabeam and spent 20 years in engineering roles at Boeing. She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Seattle University.

  • Frédéric Laprise - General Manager, Canada & Ultrasound Technology

    Frédéric joined R/D Tech in January 2002 as an Ultrasound Technology (UT) Applications Specialist. Zetec acquired a division of R/D Tech in mid-2004 and Frédéric joined the Zetec team as part of that acquisition.

    Over the years Frédéric has served as Applications Manager, then Director and in 2015 was promoted to General Manager for the Canadian center of excellence in Quebec City. His responsibilities include the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Phased Array Ultrasound Technology (PAUT) Business Unit. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Engineering from Laval University.