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Are you retired, or thinking about slowing down?
Our team is growing! If you've been looking for an opportunity to put your years of experience in the SBC design industy and are at that phase of your life where the quality of life is equally as important as your career, then you should consider Joining the Component Runner Team.
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Chip started in the truss industry in 1977 in Sacramento, California as a truss designer using the Gang Nail System. Working under the direct supervision of an inhouse professional engineer, Chip learned the business from a design and engineering perspective.
After three years he moved to Washington state and began working at a truss plant in Woodinville as a production scheduler and computer programmer. Chip wrote production scheduling software, cutting software, framing software and accounting software while at that plant. Within a few years he was promoted to Engineering Manager and was instrumental in helping that company develop a strong commercial truss presence as until then they were primarily a residential truss manufacturer.
In 1986, Chip moved back to the Boston area. His love for computers and his natural skills as an instructor led him to Gang-Nail Systems in 1986 where he became the first dedicated Regional Technical Support Specialist in the industry. He supported Gang-Nail customers computer and software needs in 16 states and was promoted to District Sales Manager shortly thereafter. In 1993 Chip and his family relocated to St. Louis and began working at the MiTek headquarters. While there he ran Software Product Management, the Technical Support department, Global Technical Support, eventually becoming Director of Marketing. In total, Chip worked 21 years at MiTek.
In 2005 Chip relocated to Marshfield, Massachusetts to be closer to his family. In July of 2007, Chip and his brother David Bailey, started Component Runner, LLC with an unprecidented blanket software license from MiTek to provide component design services exclusively for MiTek software customers.
In 2017 Chip relocated to northern California to create a west coast presence for Component Runner.
Chip continues to find ways to add value and expertise to his company by focusing on excellent service, high quality design, at reasonable prices, his passion for the SBC industry and the MiTek software that makes it all possible.
Chip resides in Rocklin, CA with his wife Alice.