Team Profile

Heidi Hostetter, CEO

Few have gained the level of industry respect that Heidi Hostetter has achieved, as shown by her professional accomplishments and impressive track record of success. Heidi continues to strive for excellence in every area of her life and can be found hiking, biking, running, swimming, paddle boarding and skiing with her family in the beautiful Rocky Mountains when she’s off the grid.

Areas of Proficiency

  • Sales & Marketing Strategies & Consulting
  • Employee Management & Retention Programs
  • Operational Efficiency Expertise
  • Technical & DFM Knowledge
  • Additive Manufacturing Expertise

Career Accomplishments

  • Northern Colorado Women of Distinction - Business and Business Services, 2018
  • Director, NoCo Manufacturing Partnership, 2017 (
  • Industry Board Chair, Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT), 2016-present (
  • Partnered in creation and founding of Colorado Center of Excellence for Additive Manufacturing with Lockheed Martin, Colorado School of Mines, Ball Aerospace, 2015
  • Awarded Platinum Supplier for Ball Aerospace 2014, 2015
  • Handpicked for Supply Chain Roundtable Discussions at the White House, Washington D.C., 2015
  • Holds a U.S patent for Outdoor Girl, 2015 (
  • Received Floyd King Entrepreneurial Spirit award, 2014
  • Successfully navigated recession at Faustson Tool, 2008 (
  • Instrumental in positioning Star Precision for a notably successful business sale, 2004
  • Received Datex Ohmeda Award for Kent Electronics, 2000
  • Achieved Top Sales Manager for Kent Electronics, 1999
  • Awarded The Fastest Company Growth on Record for the Utah Territory for Kent Electronics, 1999



Adam Papilion, Director of Operations


Adam brings a strong background in business development and operations, along with a knack for relationship building, teamwork, and communications. His prior work in recruitment and HR for engineering services gives him a great understanding of the challenges faced by businesses seeking manufacturing skills to grow their businesses. A Colorado native, Adam enjoys all the outdoor activities the state has to offer. He's a skilled woodworker and has summited Aconcagua, the tallest summit in the world outside Asia at 22,840 feet.

Areas of Proficiency

  • Operations
  • Business Development
  • Leadership
  • Teaching
  • Recruiting
  • Technical Skills Assessment



Brad Shannon, Communications

Brad focuses on communication, from proofreader to technical writer to marketer and publicist. He has a passion for capturing stories, solving problems, making connections, and working to bring people and resources together to benefit all involved parties. Brad enjoys new food experiences with his wife and can be found on the soccer field as a coach and referee, or on his bicycle exploring.

Areas of Proficiency

  • Marketing and Public Relations Strategy
  • Market Research and Analysis
  • Social Media
  • Writing and Editing
  • Content Development
  • Strategic Partnerships


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