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Phoenix Foam Manufacturing

PFM is an advanced CNC machining facility that specializes in machining EPS foam. PFM will be a DVOSB employing disabled Military Veterans.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Other
  • Location Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 3
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Company Summary

PFM is a CNC machining/fabricating company that works with EPS foam; PFM is a DVSOB that will employ disabled Veterans. Working with clients ideas, existing designs or laser scanned objects we duplicate them in foam to any size; they are then artistically finished to specification. PFM’s customers come from industries including theme parks, signage, architectural, movie/theater props, museum/art reproduction, custom packing/shipping containers.


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    Ken Knoop
    Director of Engineering (51% Owner)

    Ken is a disabled, honorably discharged, US Air Force Captain that proudly served his country during the time of the Iraqi invasion known as Desert Storm. Ken has a Master’s degree in Physics Engineering with an undergrad degree from the University of Michigan. Ken served his country leading various USAF research teams in the deserts of the southwestern United Sates.

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    Michael Arndt
    Director of Operations (24.5% Owner)

    Mike has over 30 years’ experience in the Tool & Die industry serving in many different capacities ranging from die maker, 6 axis machinist, CAD\CAM Supervisor (20 designers),
    Machine Department Supervisor (35+ employees), Procurement Purchasing Specialist and
    Global Sourcing Manager for a $130M company.

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    George Keely
    Director of Sales & Marketing (24.5% Owner)

    Geo will be responsible for the operation & strategic planning of the Sales Department insuring it aligns & drives the objectives of PFM. George serves as a Sales Director in the real estate industry. Prior to PFM Geo served as an Emerging Technology Manager at EDS and as a Sr. Project Manager of Manufacturing & Computer Aided Design at General Motors. George has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Ferris State University.


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