I find art in a well struck nine iron slightly cut into the wind with just enough backspin to make you think it might go in the hole and watching a great punter find the coffin corner at the 1 yard line. I enjoy walking and working out; mostly the feeling when finished. Other things I really enjoy: fine red wine served at 68 degrees F (slowly warming to 71); anywhere and anytime with my lovely wife. I love my cat (a first for me at 60+)… my dog reminds me that love exists without conditions and displaying pure joy is the best way to express love and devotion. My cat plays with my heart and toys with my mind. She is probably God’s messenger sent to remind me that I am not nearly as important, intelligent, or controlling as I think I am. I love my children (all three of them) just as they are. The grey hair and experience part is frankly really an annoyance to me because I do want to live forever.
Denise McIntosh finds art in singing with the Springfield Mid America Singers and enjoys yoga for calming the soul and staying flexible! She spent a number of years in sales and leadership positions in the agriculture industry and has a degree from Oklahoma State University in economics and a MBA from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
I find completeness with the Art of Engineering in conceptualizing, developing, and implementing solutions for our customers.
Away from the daily grind, my true passion is spending time with my family, while interacting with and watching our grandchildren explore, experience, and grow. If it happens to be on the lake, it’s just a little better.
Scott Heffern is Sr. VP of Products at CPS and he conceptualizes solutions for our client’s needs. He finds art in Pinball Machine restoration, enjoys 80’s bands reunion tour concerts and is crazy about late ’60 muscle cars.
I have the opportunity and enjoy meeting and working with people from around the world and strive to be an ambassador of the United States of America and our company. When working and helping people solve their problems you reach a whole new level of camaraderie with them. My passion is my family, and my hobby is my guitar and playing with our contemporary church band.
Azhar Qureshi is the Director of Engineering. He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from University of Arizona and had taken Graduate level courses in Management at Indiana Wesleyans University. Azhar has over 25 years’ experience in capital and custom equipment manufacturing. He has managed engineering groups in both, conventional and matrix environment. He enjoys coordinating community events, like interfaith meetings, Blood drives and other religious activities, also like gardening and family time.
Pharmaceutical, food and chemical industry equipment manufacturer for 22 years – Automation Engineer, Automation Director and Technical Services Director.
Personal interests, over the years I’ve had many hobbies and interests:
Married for 36+ years, no children, my wife and I both have big families that we feel blessed to be a part of and enjoy visiting
I work with an awesome safety team that provides outstanding results in our overall safety record.
I work with an outstanding management team on our wellness that has committed to the improvement of our employee’s health and looks for ways to improve their employee’s time with CPS.
I work the best employee’s that understand the commitment to the company and other employees.
I work with Work Force Development that provides leadership and training goals that have enabled several of our employee’s opportunities to advance their careers and promote them to achieve their life goals.
I work with owners that are forward-looking in regards to the company and employee growth.
I work with the benefit providers that continually look for ways that we can provide the highest quality benefits; in health care, 401K benefits and assistance in all areas of our business.
It is the team that makes CPS the best company to work for and with.
What I do for fun:
I have three dogs, they are Yorkies and like little kids, we enjoy the lake, going for walks and working in the yard (when it is below 90). I enjoy the many friends I have and spending time with family members. I have spent many years in the past volunteering for different organizations and have achieved many awards including from Past President Obama but now I enjoy slowing down and enjoying my life.
I work with all departments to get all parts needed to complete highest quality equipment while maintaining on-time delivery.
I enjoy road cycling, mountain biking, camping (in an air-conditioned camper), hiking and spending quality time with family.
“I believe that a team is made from all members, not just the key roles”
I manage manufacturing and follow up with all department to keep jobs on schedule.
I enjoy being outdoors – but my true passion is my family. Whether it would be camping, hiking or just setting down to a good family movie.
When Brian Lin came to the U.S. from Taiwan in 2009, he couldn’t speak one word of English. But one year of community college taught him the language … along with drafting & design. That knowledge led to Brian’s career as a drafter at CPS. Before long, he was promoted to Mechanical Designer, and then quickly promoted again to Project Manager, a role in which he has excelled.
In the meantime, when he’s not hard at work, you’ll find Brian tinkering with electronics at home, surfing Lifehacker.com, or spending time with his wife and daughter.
Brian became a proud American citizen on April 13, 2017.
I manage the daily component quotes, sales, and follow-ups. I also assist Technical Services with quotations & customer relations and facilitate historical research for members of our estimating and sales teams.
I have also been trained in QA, Purchasing, Shipping/Receiving, Internal Auditing, and Project Management.
I enjoy helping others achieve our overall goals here at CPS.
When not working, I can be found taking care of my lawn, my mother’s yard, and about six others belong to close friends and family.
I actually enjoy working and staying busy; it’s just second nature to me. It gives me a chance to take care of the people that mean the most to me.
Speaking of nature, I enjoy ALL forms of it.
Whether it’s snowboarding down a Colorado mountainside or creeping in a canoe down a stream in southern Missouri, I find the same peace.
Russell Krainiak, Director of Technology, provides more than 25 years of direct experience in design and construction of barrier and isolation systems for the biological, chemical and nuclear industries. Russ holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Glovebox Society, the primary engineering association for this technology.
Ronnie Harris, Director of Engineering, provides more than 20 years of experience in design and construction of barrier and isolation systems in biological, chemical and nuclear industries. Ronnie holds an associate’s degree in mechanical drafting and design and is a member of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers and AGS (American Glovebox Society). He works with the Standards Writing Committee developing the next “Guideline of Practices” for AGS.