Robin R. Mangold - President
Ms. Mangold has twenty years of experience in marketing, sales and operations management. She graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Business Administration in 1992. Upon graduating Robin went to work for WES Tech Associates, a manufacturers' representative, selling components to a large computer manufacturer. From 1995 to 2006 she worked for Casco Products as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Robin managed daily operations, engineering efforts and was the liaison with overseas manufacturing facilities.
Paula K. Levett, MS, RN, CCRN - Vice President Research & Development
Ms. Levett graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Mary's College. She obtained her Masters of Science in Pediatric Nursing from the University of Illinois. Paula has been an active member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and has served in a number of professional leadership roles. She has published articles and book chapters related to the care of critically ill children and served as Guest Editor for professional publications. Paula currently works as an Advanced Practice Nurse at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital focusing on nursing education and quality improvement projects.
Cathy A. Sneller - Treasurer
For the last 20 years Ms. Sneller has worked as CFO for WES TECH Associates. Prior to that Cathy worked in outside sales for Brown and Williamson (1979-1983) and Lieberman Associates (1985-1987).Cathy graduated from Coe College in 1979.
Willis E. Sneller - Founder and CEO
Mr. Sneller has over thirty years executive experience with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Willie founded WES Tech Associates in 1981-present (manufacturers' representative), founded Casco Products in 1995-2006 (wireless keyboards and remotes), and founded GST, USA in 2006-2009 (cellular repeaters). Willie was employed by Piezo Technology Inc. (1971-1981), holding positions as material control manager, sales engineer, and production manager. He served as quality control manager with Tyco Filters from 1968-1971.
James M. Levett, M.D. - Founder and CMO
Dr. Levett serves as president of the Cedar Rapids Healthcare Alliance and has maintained an active practice in adult cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgery for the past twenty-five years. Dr. Levett is the past chair of the Healthcare Division of the American Society for Quality and is the advisor for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons on the Relative Value Update Committee of the AMA. He is a past president of the Iowa Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and served as a National Examiner for the Baldrige National Quality Award Program in 2003 and 2004. In 2003, Dr. Levett led Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa to become certified to ISO 9001:2000, the largest medical group in the U.S. to achieve this distinction. In June 2011 he published a book with ASQ Quality Press entitled, Using ISO 9001 in Healthcare: Applications for Quality Systems, Performance Improvement, Clinical Integration, and Accreditation. In 2014, he published a second book entitled, Using ISO 9001 in Healthcare: Applications for Quality Systems, Performance Improvement, Clinical Integration, Accreditation, and Patient Safety. Dr. Levett is an author and/or contributing author of over 100 original articles, books, and scientific abstracts.