Irwin Research and Development is located in Yakima, Washington in the United States. All of our facilities are housed in a multi-building complex, in a common industrial park. A new building in 2005 added 34,000 square feet to our complex.
The company's largest investment lies in the machine shop which features numerous modern CNC machining centers, plasma arc stations, EDM machines, grinders, welding facilities, etc.
The machine shop produces all the manufactured
components for the thermoformers, "Chesaws", and tooling sets.
This valuable asset gives us the ability to provide quality parts on demand for the machines and tools in production, as well as providing for any emergency replacement parts that are not available from stock. We also have the ability to bring our new design concepts to fruition in a timely fashion thereby getting the new technologies to the customer more quickly.
Jere Irwin is President of Irwin Research & Development. Starting in 1965 he continues to guide the company with new ideas in the plastics industry today. With more than 40 patents to his and/or Irwin Research and Development’s credit, Jere has long been a creator of new technologies.
Chairman of the Board
Craig Richardson is our Sales & Marketing Director. He has been with Irwin Research for 32 years and has excellent knowledge of our equipment, having worked his way up to managing the Electronics and Field Service Departments. For 16 years he was part of our sales staff before being promoted to Sales & Marketing Director.
Executor-Trustee Secretary of the Board
Skip Schoff has had a very successful career for 33 years in the insurance and investment business assisting over one thousand clients. He spent 30 of those years with New York Life and currently is owner/operator of Schoff Insurance which is associated with Washington Brokerage. He has been involved with IRAD since 1989.
Rafael Fernandez is our technical director and he has been in our company for about 30 years. During his time with us, Rafael has worked in different departments such as Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Customer service.
Derek Ozanich is the manager of our Tooling Department at Irwin Research. He has been a mechanical engineer with IRAD for a total of 23 years including 15 years of machine design and production, and 11 years as our Tooling Department Manager.
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