Leadership Team

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David Glass - CEO

What I do at LHP

I’m responsible for setting the vision and culture for the company and building an executive team that can work together and deliver something big. I have a strong entrepreneurial spirit that always keeps me looking for the next big thing, but I have learned to balance that urge with making sure that new initiatives fit within our overall vision and align with our overall business strategy. I am also driven by partnerships and collaboration, as I love working with other smart people and other companies that offer exciting technologies that we can leverage to improve how to accomplish engineering throughout the industries we work in.

Why I love my work

Getting up every day to lead an incredible team that achieves amazing things has truly been like living the dream. When I was younger I couldn’t have imagined anything greater than striking out hitters in baseball or dunking on defenders in basketball. Fortunately, I found something that has far exceeded my past experience in competitive sports and fortunately allows me to continue to participate as I get older. I find I get a similar adrenaline boost when we as a company land that next deal and contribute to solving big technical problems for our clients. I love to see all the new ways technology has evolved and been applied to make our lives better, safer and richer as a society.

What I like to do

I like strategy and engineering solutions. I like collaborating and looking at business and technology issues from different perspectives to find the best approach to solving a problem or finding ways to add capabilities that will bring higher value to the market place. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and friends, while staying active and physically fit. I spend a lot of time with my kids and have enjoyed coaching them in their sports over the years. Since basketball and baseball are no longer feasible options for me anymore, I have adopted golf as my competitive sport. In golf, I have the most fun competing with my cofounder, Ryan Hou.

My background

I have an engineering and business background in education, graduating from Tri-State University in 1990. I spent the early portion of my career working for Cummins as an engineer and as a technical manager. I enjoyed 14 years of working directly with embedded applications and really liked applying the technology to diesel engine applications. Starting LHP has been a tremendous learning experience and a privilege, looking back to the days when it was required to wear many hats while the business struggled to survive and figure out how to reach sustainability to the level we are now. This requires a strong focus on leadership and building scalable processes to allow the company to effectively grow and reach our ultimate potential.

Ryan Hou - Chairman/Partner

Ryan Hou

What I do at LHP

I’m responsible for making people feel good about our company. I’m also representing LHP as an ambassador, not only to our wonderful local community but also farther outreach to China, Taiwan, Japan and India. I’m honored to be able to do this work with the support of all the talented people in LHP, which makes my job very easy. I’m also networking to build relationships with local, state and federal levels of governments and legislatures to help them better understand and serve the best interests of our talent workforces at LHP. I’m an appointed Deputy Mayor of Columbus – International Affairs to help City of Columbus to promote/attract/retain foreign direct investments. I currently serve on the board of LHP Engineering Solutions, LHP Telematics LLC, LHP Technologies LLC, LHP Yinchang Inc, LHP International LLC.

Why I love my work

Helping people continues to be my passion. One of LHP’s main focuses is to help smart and talented engineers settle down in US. I love my job and always get so excited whenever I know our people getting married, buying house, having new born baby, or even change jobs. LHP remains the backup and help our past/current/future people to be successful, no matter where you are and what you do!

What I like to do

Making friends! I’d like to get to know everyone in LHP, not only on the professional but also personal level. I strive to be a lifelong friend and always available when anyone needs assistance. Looking back, LHP had a lot of help from friends during our development stage, and the time has come for us to do the same. Personal level activities include golf, golf and golf. My lifetime goal has been to join the PGA Tour!

My background

Bachelor of Law – Chinese Culture University – Taiwan, Master of Public Administration – State University of New York – Albany. I’ve spent 15 years as an independent consultant doing Test Cell Data Acquisition, Database Design and Implementation, and Web Data Server Application. By serving as Deputy Mayor of Columbus, I have learned about the City and State level of Economic Development with overseas countries. I was a very skilled IT technical person with immense passion for helping people and the community we lived in.

 
Alex Thatcher - COO

Alex Thatcher

What I do at LHP

I’m responsible for organizing everything that happens inside of LHP – making sure all the different parts of the company work together to deliver for our clients and achieve our company strategy. As part of this, I get to work with incredibly talented people with diverse but complementary backgrounds and skill sets to determine how to make all those pieces add up to something greater than the sum of their parts – in other words, how to turn all those talented individuals into a great team that delivers results.

Why I love my work

It feels energizing to get to work with smart people to set the strategic direction for an organization. We’re trying to do big things at LHP – and I love being a part of an organization trying to achieve something great and impact the industry in a big way!

What I like to do

I like communicating ideas to groups of people, helping complex organizations achieve order from chaos, learning how to become a better leader, and working with smart people to achieve something great. Outside of work, I like trying to keep up with my two pre-teen kids and enjoy relaxing in northern Michigan.

My background

I’ve spent 15 years both working for and consulting to organizations of all sizes – from large multinationals all the way to entrepreneurial start-ups. After earning a BA in Economics from Wabash College, I started out gaining experience in several business functions, including operations, finance, HR, program management, manufacturing, and corporate strategy. With the goal of becoming a great general manager who could effectively organize these functions into an effective and efficient whole, I received an MBA from Harvard Business School and since then have held a variety of consulting, general management, and leadership positions.

Janene Stotts - President of LER Division

Janene Stotts

What I do at LHP

I am responsible for the LER Division, the division that provides engineering talent on-site at the customer. My division also handles all of the hiring for the company. While usually an HR function, hiring resides in my division because our ability to deliver to our customers starts with finding the best talent. As a result, I am always thinking of out of the box ways to find and attract the best talent in the world. I also have a large number of engineers in my division, so I am responsible for understanding what matters to them and how to define strategies for continually providing opportunities for our people to grow. For our customers, I’m trying to figure out how to make sure they get what they need when they need it while providing value. For our bigger customers, we develop strategies around how to leverage our pools of talent and ways to structure the work. This way the right person completes the work at the right price. I want to always make sure our customers understand the market for engineers and what is available to help set reasonable expectations especially when it comes to availability of rare skills.

Why I love my work

In a given day, I may be investigating opening a recruiting office in another country, thinking about where our next office should be, meeting with customers about where their business is going to make sure we have alignment, helping the recruiters with strategies on difficult positions or meeting with our engineers to talk about big ideas that would help their customers in a much bigger way than just hourly engineering support. This kind of challenge, opportunity and variety establishes the foundation of why I love what I do. Another big reason I love my work comes from the overall entrepreneurial attitude of the company and the empowerment to run the company just as I would if it were my name on the building.

What I like to do

I’m a problem solver at heart and I tend to look for challenges to solve. The people we need at LHP are not easy to find, so I’m constantly thinking about creative ways to find and attract talent. I am incredibly energized by meeting with customers and finding out where we can help. Also, when any of our people struggle and need mentoring, I love the feeling that we’ve made a difference in their lives. I truly care about the people who work for us, so being able to impact them positively makes work not feel like work! At LHP, I can’t remember ever feeling bad on Sunday night dreading work the next day. I look forward to working with my team every day to make a difference for our customers, employees and each other. I can’t imagine ever working anywhere else.

My background

I have been connected to engineering for over 20 years. My first connection to engineering started in scheduling talent on large electronics projects in the early 90’s after graduating from Sullivan University. I moved from scheduling to recruiting engineers by working for a technical staffing company. In those 10 years, I learned recruiting strategies and how to really understand different roles, what traits to look for (not just the skills or key words), and the importance of the environment and culture to a job. I immersed myself in learning engineering. I had some great customers who allowed me to sit in labs and next to their engineers to understand exactly what they did and what they needed. I often joke that I could interview for and probably get most engineering positions, but with a business degree, I couldn’t actually do any of the work. In 2005, I came to work for LHP and have spent every day since focused on growing our company.

Zach McClellan - President of LHPU Division

Zach McClellan

What I do at LHP

I’m responsible for running the training division at LHP. We have created LHPU from the ground up, molding it into a training program that increases the worldwide supply of highly qualified controls engineers. My division has partnered with industry experts, prestigious organizations and academic institutions to provide the best project-based, hands-on engineering training in the automotive industry.

Why I love my work

In my role, I am in the fortunate position to see engineers develop and gain skills, confidence, and expertise to contribute as controls engineers their first day on the job. I also have the flexibility to engage training in a unique way that integrates soft skills with technical skills. My work is extremely rewarding.

What I like to do

I enjoy helping people and working together with like-minded and motivated individuals. I also enjoy spending time with my family.

My background

My background took me from the professional ballfield to the boardroom. I played professional baseball from the years 2000-2010. My baseball career culminated with my promotion to the MLB team, the Colorado Rockies, in 2007. I was a member of the 2007 Colorado Rockies team that won the National League championship and advanced to the World Series. I earned my Bachelor’s degree at Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2008. I also own and operate a baseball training facility called Demand Command. This experience has given me insight into many parts of the business world.

 
Michael King - President of Data Analytics Solutions

Michael King

What I do at LHP

I'm responsible for leading LHP's newest division, Data Analytics Solutions. By combining Analytics with LHP's Electronic Controls, Engineering Services, Telematics, and Training, we can offer our customers the full range of services needed to leverage new and existing data sources to improve efficiency, productivity, and profitability. LHP Data Analytics Solutions includes Self Service Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics and custom reporting solutions, and Analytics training. We also provide Managed Services, Cloud and Data Center implementation, and Business Process Consulting.

Why I love my work

I enjoy the challenge of growing an organization whose sole purpose is to help customers solve problems. Each customer brings a unique challenge, but the common thread is our focus on empowering their end users. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the LHP team, as there are so many talented individuals that share this same passion for solving customer problems. I also enjoy helping my team grow to reach their potential, and take great satisfaction to see my employees develop into new leaders.

What I like to do

I am an analyst by nature and I have always enjoyed the challenge of tapping into data sources to help solve business problems. I also enjoy the challenge of solving complex, multidimensional problems. In my role, I have the opportunity to coach and help customers and their employees connect to their data sources in order to solve their complex problems. I also enjoy giving back to the community, particularly helping non-profit agencies improve their computing capabilities.

My background

I recently joined LHP after 7 years executive leadership with Cummins, where I led the Enterprise Business Intelligence Financial Systems Improvement organization. Before Cummins, I spent over 17 years with the Boeing Company in Seattle, where I held leadership roles in P&L programs, Finance, shared services, supplier management, and 4 years of factory management. I have over 13 years leading high-visibility, complex global initiatives, such as the Finance Systems leader for the 787 Dreamliner program, and the Program Leader for the Boeing/Alcoa Value Engineering partnership. I received Bachelor's degrees in Finance and Marketing from Eastern Washington University, and completed my Masters in Technology Management at the University of Washington in 2005. My wife, Joy, and I live in Columbus, Indiana with our sons Tyler and Alex.

 
Michael Verkamp- Vice President of Administration

What I do at LHP
As VP Administration, my role is to ensure that the support functions of Human Resources, Tech Ops, and Legal provide the necessary infrastructure to the organization which allows the Business Units to maximize their value to the customer and thus be an enabler for growth.

Why I love my work

It is a great pleasure and privilege to work with such a talented, diverse, and dedicated group of people.  One of my passions is to help others see their role in the organization, and it’s success,  in a bigger way. I believe it is critical for everyone in the organization to develop a sense of purpose for LHP to achieve the level of impact which we have envisioned.

What I like to do

In my work I like to help teams, at all levels in the organizations,  focus on the few key priorities and issues which will have the greatest impact on success.  I also have the heart of a teacher and love to see people develop both personally and professionally.  In my personal life I enjoy most forms of outside activity including forestry, hunting, golf, tennis, and an occasional triathlon, as well as travelling with my family.

My background

I have spent 20 years in sales, business development, product management, and business unit leadership with P&L responsibility.  I have also dedicated much of my time in leadership development program creation and delivery.  I received a BS in Industrial Engineering/Industrial Management from Purdue University and an MBA from IU Kelly School of Business.
 

 

 

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