FourFront Team and Key Personnel
The FourFront Executive Team is comprised of nine Colorado manufacturing members who are responsible for the following:
- Advice on the overall progress of project milestones and schedule
- Advice on budget requests from Regional CAMA Organizations and the FourFront subcommittees to assure such request is appropriate to fulfill the work scope.
- Recommend actions and programmatic direction to the CAMA Board of Directors
- Advice on strategic directions and priorities
- Advice on synergy with other strategic efforts within and outside Colorado
- Provide feedback and perspectives from the community
- Raise awareness of impacts to their communities, business sectors and supply chains
FourFront Collaboration Team
FourFront’s Collaboration team is comprised of CAMA’s Chief Strategy Officer, CAMA’s Regional Project Coordinator, Manufacturer’s Edge CEO, Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) Sector Partnerships Director, Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Director and Advanced Industries Director. Such team will be responsible for ensuring:
- Collaboration across similar initiatives across the state
- Collaboration and alignment across regions that coincide within a statewide framework
- That outcomes identified from a stakeholder within his or her organization have the support of the organization’s leadership to make the identified changes
- That funds across multiple organizations are being used adequately and not in a redundant manner
Tim Heaton, President of CAMA, is responsible for overall management and oversight of FourFront Colorado. Tim’s background includes 20 years in manufacturing with 13 years as Founder and Vice President of Coolerado Corporation, and seven years in various leadership roles connected to the decontamination, decommissioning and reuse/product work at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant.
Karla Tartz, Chief Strategy Officer, is the FourFront Project lead and responsible for the implementation and execution of each of the SMART projects. Prior to joining FourFront, Karla was Deputy Director for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade and assisted with Colorado’s Economic development plan known as the Colorado Blueprint. Before working in government, Karla was a practicing attorney, her roles including in-house legal work for a Fortune 100 company and law firm experience at a national law firm.
Randy Scott, Regional Project Coordinator, reports to CAMA’s Chief Strategy Officer and is responsible for directing, organizing and aligning FourFront project activities with regional activities. See Regional Working Groups for further discussion and clarification of role.