Hydra-Electric’s management team is made up of seasoned, award-winning aerospace and manufacturing industry executives, leading the Company’s efforts to deliver exceptional products and service to our customers.
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V.P. of Engineering and QualityBio
Jorge ValenzuelaV.P. of Engineering and Quality
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Chief Operating OfficerBio
Len TorresChief Operating Officer
Len joined Hydra-Electric in 2015 where he is responsible for production, supply chain and quality management, and keeps the organization focused on delivering continuous process improvement, operational efficiencies, customer on-time delivery and inventory optimization.
Prior to joining Hydra-Electric, Len worked at Meggitt Control Systems where he held several executive leadership positions. He served as U.S. Group Materials Director, where he was responsible for a $100M procurement budget and led numerous supply chain optimization initiatives resulting in significant improvements in customer OTD, quality metrics, and other measures. He also served in leadership roles at TA MFG Co. (division of Esterline Technologies), Cast Alloys Inc., and Teradyne Inc.
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, UCLA, Cum Laude
M.B.A. in Finance and Operations Management, USC, Magna Cum Laude
Chief Financial OfficerBio
Gerry SchauerChief Financial Officer
Gerry joined Hydra-Electric in 2014, bringing with him a successful career in financial management and operational efficiency implementation. During his tenure, the company has experienced steady financial growth, a reorganized cost structure and an increased focus on financial discipline. In acknowledgment of his contributions, the San Fernando Valley Business Journal awarded him “CFO of the Year” in 2016.
Gerry, a CPA, has served as a consultant, CFO, and COO to numerous companies across a variety of industries. His strengths include a solid knowledge of change management, financial reporting, strategic planning, and the ability to facilitate and communicate at all levels of the company, from the Board of Directors to employees, helping all work toward the collective company’s goals.
B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration), emphasis in Accounting, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.B.A. in Accounting and Finance, Marquette University
Director of Human ResourcesBio
Ann HenzgenDirector of Human Resources
In 2014, Ann joined Hydra-Electric bringing with her experience as a bilingual human resources executive. Her background includes supporting organizations through a full life cycle of significant organizational change from accelerated growth to restructuring, integration and downsizing. She has partnered with senior management teams on transforming organizational culture, workforce development, and performance management. She has demonstrated expertise in employee relations, conflict resolution management, and change management.
Prior to joining Hydra-Electric, Ann was the Senior Human Resources Manager at ITT Exelis, a top-tier global aerospace defense, and high technology solutions company, where she was responsible for the strategic transition and integration of a medium size company into a global organization. Other positions held include Director of Human Resources for Aquaria, Inc./Marineland (a division of Spectrum Brands) and Human Resources Manager at P.L. Porter Controls, Inc. (a division of Crane Aerospace).
B.A. in Spanish; Certificate in Human Resources Management, California State University, Northridge
Allen V.C. Davis
Hydra-Electric expresses our deep gratitude and appreciation for the many years of service and contributions of Allen V.C. Davis, who founded the company in 1948 and developed the patented pressure switches and other innovative products we manufacture. Under his leadership, the company became an innovative player in the aerospace industry.
(photo by David Sprague)