Meet Our Management Team
Teknipure’s management team is comprised of experienced professionals who are driven to find innovative solutions for cleanrooms and other controlled environments. Our entire team is very customer-centric, and is well-known in the industry for their customer service excellence.
Pat Frazier, Chief Executive Officer
Pat is an early semiconductor industry entrepreneur. Pat started as an Independent Representative for Galtek (now Entegris), and soon established Aztech Controls Corporation (ATC) in 1986. ATC is recognized as a trusted leading supplier in the cleanroom industry, with many areas of reach. In 2008, Pat and Chris formed Teknipure as a division of Aztech Controls, supporting contamination control applications. Today, Teknipure LLC is a successful, independent entity, with growing a loyal client base. Pat is an expert in Industrial Distribution, and this expertise serves our distribution network and clients well.
Christopher Heiland, President
Chris co-founded Teknipure in 2008 following a brilliant career in product, brand and business development and more than 25 years’ experience of cleanroom manufacturing and in-direct materials product development in multiple industries. Chris successfully developed and introduced new fabrics, and washing and processing technologies to the industry which improve product functionality and results. He also established a distribution and OEM network of select loyal partners to support global users of cleanroom consumables.
Chris is an Arizona native and a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Business degree and a passion for production yield improvement.
Dale Foster, Chief Financial Officer
Dale has an extensive background in Finance & Accounting. He has experience as an entrepreneur, efficiency wizard and owner of B2B industrial distribution firm in the Phoenix hi-tech manufacturing industry. Dale successfully sold this business, and led a national distribution firm to improved performance and profitability. He supported Aztech Controls as Operations Manager, while implementing many successful ventures in manufacturing and distribution. Thanks to Dale’s support, we are able to provide the most value, and corporate health to our clients.
Angie Ruiz, Customer Concierge
Customer Concierge: Angie is a veteran in hi-tech industrial distribution and manufacturing. She is a loyal team leader, with the best solution for the customer in mind. Angie is an expert in customer support, order fulfilment, material planning, procurement, manufacturing assemblies, and she maintains a great attitude. In addition, she is a great problem solver, excellent communicator, and premier customer advocate. Angie is your go-to at Teknipure.
Eric Hilkman, Operations Manager
Eric has a diverse background covering operations and quality management across a variety of regulated industries. He has managed teams both large and small; overseeing production and manufacturing in the Food and Dairy, Nutraceutical, Industrial Manufacturing and Contract packaging industries. He has directed facility layout, generated implementation, and management. Eric is a hands-on leader that is always looking for continuous improvement to ensure Teknipure remains a leader in the cleanroom consumables industry.
Kenny Griffen, Production Supervisor
Kenny has six years cleanroom processing, high-speed bottle filling, equipment installation and start-up experience. Kenny brings over twenty years of Supply Chain Management and food manufacturing as well. He is a strong asset to our production team with a solid leadership and a safety-first mentality.
VeAnna Rodriguez, Account Manager
VeAnna has over ten years of customer service experience and is always the customer’s best advocate. She has associates and bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Human Resources and enjoys diving deep into the behind the scenes operations of business management. Her skills and innovation bring a strong asset to the Teknipure team.