Chief Executive Officer
Allen Auchenpaugh brings more than 35 years of retail, brand, and manufacturing experience to the position of Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Allen will leverage his extensive experience and insights to ensure MTI is continually delivering innovative solutions to meet it’s global customers’ changing needs.
Prior to joining MTI, Allen served in numerous leadership roles for companies such as Samsung Electronics America, Apple, Beats Electronics, Lynx Innovation, and Best Buy. Allen’s unique blend of experience from brand, retail, and manufacturing provides MTI leadership with a view rounding out the executive team.
“I am thrilled to be part of such a dynamic team that is so committed to serving the customer, said Auchenpaugh. “With labor demands undergoing seismic shifts globally, MTI is well positioned to assist our customers in innovative ways.”
Chief Financial Officer
Ben Duster has more than 30 years in operations and finance and has spear-headed transformative change through strategic, operational, organizational, and financial initiatives for public companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, the Singapore Stock Exchange, the Toronto Stock Exchange, and the Warsaw Stock Exchange. His expansive experience will be invaluable as MTI builds out its global service and product initiatives to deliver sustainable value creation for clients.
Ben holds a Bachelors in Economics from Yale University, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Doctorate from Harvard Law.
“I am excited to be part of this powerful leadership team and help fast-track MTI’s growth journey.”
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Travis leads MTI’s Technology, Product, Software and Marketing capabilities and is passionate about utilizing technology to drive simplification and effectiveness for our end customers.
A strategic and results-oriented leader with a passion for providing compelling customer experiences, Travis was most recently a Vice President at Fender Musical Instruments with various roles in Supply Chain, Business Development and Direct to Consumer business. Prior to Fender, Travis spent 8 years at Accenture leading large business transformation initiatives across multiple business sectors.
Travis graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Finance and now lives in the Portland, Oregon, area.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Tony Woods joined MTI in the second half of 2020. With over 15 years of expertise in HR and Operations, Tony is a results-focused leader who delivers talent acquisition, retention, and employee engagement solutions that help harness the full power of MTI’s most valuable assets – its people. Tony has a strong track record of building, leading, and motivating teams. He is dedicated to creating robust corporate cultures that promote continuous customer loyalty by empowering and motivating employees to realize their full potential and bring their best to MTI every day.
Originally from the UK, Tony and his family are making Oregon their home.
Vice President of Engineering
Rod leads MTI’s global sourcing, product integration, and product test organizations. His team manages 28 manufacturing and outsourced suppliers in multiple countries. Rod transformed the sourcing team and processes which saved MTI millions of dollars in cost of goods sold over an 18-month period. Additionally, he has grown the company’s intellectual property patent portfolio by 300%.
Prior to that, he spent five years leading engineering quality assurance teams and has managed the patent application process.
Previously, he held engineering and leadership positions at companies such as Credence, FEI, IMS, LTX, and Nike.
Rod holds degrees in Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering.
Vice President of Production and Supply Chain
As VP Production and Supply Chain, Parbin Chand leads MTI’s Global Procurement, Planning, Shipping, and Manufacturing teams. He drives Operational Efficiencies and Supply Chain Strategies to support internal and external partners. Parbin has proven himself to be a resourceful and dynamic leader with 25+ years of experience in Operations/Supply Chain Management.
Before joining MTI, Parbin spent 12 years at Tyco Electronics in different leadership roles, 8 years with Tyco Toys, and 4 years teaching in the Education field.
Parbin hails from Fiji Islands where he graduated from the University of South Pacific. For the last 30 years he has made Oregon his home.
Vice President of Global Services
As VP of Global Services, Jason leads MTI’s Field Services teams. He manages a global team of certified field technicians currently servicing over 27,000 retail locations annually in 91 countries—and growing.
Before joining MTI, Jason spent over 35 years in Retail in numerous leadership roles for companies such as adidas Group, Transworld Entertainment, Gateway and Sam’s Club. Jason is an inspirational leader who cultivates a culture of delivering exceptional results.
Associate Vice President of Sales Operations
She leads a team responsible for driving customer-facing, real-time interactions that improve MTI’s profitability and elevate customer satisfaction.
Jill holds a B.A. Business Management from Washington State University and has 30 years of operations and customer service experience in the hospitality and manufacturing industries. Previously, she spent 13 years at Planar Systems leading the customer service and operations teams. She is a mentor of Oregon Connections and volunteers for a local Girl Scouts council.