Doug Ferrini is our Vice President of Engineering and has been designing RF systems for EMR Corporation for over 25 years. Originally form Upstate New York he joined the Navy in 1981 and was stationed on the Nuclear Aircraft Carrier, USS Carl Vinson. After discharge from the Navy Doug attended and graduated from California Polytechnic State University, located in San Luis Obispo, CA in 1992, with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree. After graduation he moved to Phoenix, AZ and started at EMR Corporation that same year. He has been doing RF systems design, custom BDA head-end and DAS systems designs ever since. Doug has gained the intimate understanding of the ins and outs of RF that only decades of hands-on experience can provide.. His impeccable attention to detail and motivation to solve complex design problems has garnered acclaim by customers and industry professionals alike. Doug loves hunting (especially High Country Elk and Fine Bourbon), classic rock music, and spending time with family. He's passionate about football and is a die-hard Arizona Cardinals fan like most at EMR Corporation.
Rod Defoor has been with EMR for 29 years and is a driving force of our manufacturing and design division. He had the privilege of working with EMR's founder, Bill Lieske Sr., as his mentor. Like many of us at EMR, Rod and his family are big time Cardinal football fans and attend many games together. He loves riding his Harley Davidson and enjoys the outdoors. We can always depend on Rod to put a smile on our faces with his sense of humor and larger than life attitude as he makes his grand entrance at work every morning!
Kahtan Al-Hashimi is ourSafety and Quality ControlManager who has been withEMR for over 23 years. He’sworked through everydepartment pertaining tomanufacturing and assemblyand has applied his vastexperience to ensure qualitystandards of EMR productsare maintained, whileensuring safety measures areupheld throughout ourfacilities."It’s criticalas anessentialbusiness toensuresafetymeasures are strictlyfollowed in the wake of theCOVID-19 pandemic. At EMRwe routinely clean workstations, practice socialdistancing, and wear PPEequipment". Kahtan hasworked tirelessly to keepsafety our number onepriority as we continue dayto day operations.“I’m very proud of the work Ido, manufacturing highquality RF products, andensuring all employees gohome safe at the end ofeach work day.” Kahtanloves movies, collectingStarwars memorabilia and Retro Jordans, and is an avidsports fan of the ChicagoBears, Bulls, and the Cubs.Being Chicago born himself,this comes as no surprise!
Billy Jack Vallejo is another long-time employee who has worked his way through our in-house machine shop and was promoted to Machine Shop Manager four years ago. He’s a hands-on manager, always willing to contribute in any capacity the situation calls for. Our General Manager, Steve Broscious, understands that high performance employees are a critical part of our success and Billy represents this to a “T”. Billy’s hobbies and interest are hiking, all outdoor sports, and most importantly his wife and two children. Two of his fun family adventures are Airsoft shooting and rock hounding which is fun for the whole family and the children love navigating the courses and terrain. Billy is also a Grateful Dead super fan and goes to their concerts every chance he gets!
Since joining EMR in 1993, Tracy Trujillo has worked in every production department. For the past 3 years, Tracy has worked in our Systems Design Division where he has put his in-depth knowledge of the EMR product line to great use, always starting with a listening ear to customer requirements in order to design a solution to meet their needs. In his free time, Tracy enjoys spending time with his wife and 17 year old son, playing guitar, and working on his 1965 Ford Mustang. As loyal AZ Cardinals fans, he and his family and have been season ticket holders for decades. Now that’s what you call sticking by your team through good and bad!
Michelle has been with EMR Corp. for over 14 years and is probably the first person you will speak with when you call. She is excellent at multi-tasking and is very knowledgeable on our products. When not at the office Michelle enjoys spending time with her two granddaughters and is a lover of animals including her cat named Trouble. Michelle is also a "crazy NASCAR fan”, in her own words. Maybe this is why she is always running around at full speed!
Kim & Karen Bock
Karen Bock, born in Pennsylvania, moved to Arizona with her daughter, Kim, in 1997 just before starting at EMR as an Administrative Assistant. She is now the Office Manager at EMR. “I love that EMR is a family-oriented company, extending that feeling and belief to our customers. We do our utmost to provide the best quality products and assistance in their choices to meet their needs, both at home and internationally". Karen loves everything about the ocean, particularly dolphins and seashells. She is also an avid Steelers and Arizona Cardinals fan!
Kim Bock, also born in Pennsylvania, joined EMR in July 2000 starting in Reception. Now as a Sales Associate, she enters orders, provides quotes, and puts our customers in touch with the best people to handle their needs. In tandem with Karen, she also ensures exports meet all Federal requirements to avoid all possible delays. “It has been a pleasure to develop the long lasting relationships with both my co-workers and customers, who are constantly showing and teaching me new things. When you have been in such a tight knit group in a small specific field like RF, you often forget that this is a job.” Kim enjoys spending time with her dogs, and is an avid baker. Over the years she’s blessed our break room with many delicious treats!