Madden Industrial Craftsmen strives to be the leading industrial staffing company in the Northwest by developing lifelong customer relationships and recognizing and rewarding our employees' skills and contributions.
We develop lifelong customer relationships by:
- Responding quickly to solve customer problems as if they were our own.
- Continually improving our service delivery process and attention to our clients' short and long-term employment needs.
- Acting with honesty and integrity throughout the service delivery lifecycle.
- Providing the right match of employee to employment opportunity, the first time, every time.
Our employees are our most valuable resource. We are therefore committed to:
- Maintaining a mutual respect and open communication between the management team and employees.
- Understanding our temporary employees' skills and employment objectives to maximize their employment potential.
- Providing a safe work environment within our offices and at customer job sites.
- Expanding employee skills through training and on the job experience.
- Providing advancement opportunities and fairly compensating employees based on their individual skills and contributions.
Ron Madden, President
Ron has served as the President of Madden Industrial since its inception in 1988. He continues to oversee Madden with a focus on administrative and financial operations.
Ron began his career working in various General Electric accounting positions in New Jersey and New York from 1960 to 1969. He moved to Portland in 1969 to serve as an accountant in General Electric's Portland-based machine operations. From 1978 to 1982, Ron was the manager of General Electric Company Instrumentation and Control Division. He left in 1982 to become the President and Owner of Portland-based Mill and Power Specialties. In 1985, Ron became the Manager of the Portland office of Northwest Industrial Maintenance, and held this position until 1988, when he founded and became President of Madden Industrial Craftsmen, Inc.
Paul Madden, Vice President Finance and Operations
Paul Madden has performed in his capacity as Vice President of Finance and Operations for Madden Industrial since its inception in 1988. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of Madden, through his interest and skill with computers and technology he assists Madden with its IT and technology needs. Paul is also involved in the financial operations Madden Fabrication, the steel fabrication shop operated in NW Portland. Paul’s interests are varied and include computers and technology, photography, and playing keyboard.
Ken Madden, Vice President Sales and Marketing
Ken Madden has overall responsibility for supporting the sales and recruiting efforts of all Madden Industrial locations. Ken has extensive experience in the temporary services industry, and has served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Madden Industrial since its inception in 1988. Prior to joining Madden, Ken was a sales representative for a major food distributor and a long distance telephone carrier, where he was recognized for excellence in sales and customer support.
Ken is very active in the staffing industry, and has served as President of the Staffing Association of Oregon and Southwest Washington. He currently serves on the Portland Community College Foundation Board and is a current Board Member of the Beaverton Area Chamber of commerce. Ken acts as an Advisory Member for the Committee for Welding Technology and Construction Management at Portland Community College, as an Advisor to the Austin Family Business Program at Oregon State University, and serves on the Oregon Workforce Investment Board (OWIB) (an advisory board to the Governor on Workforce issues).
Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oregon State University, and is a Certified Personnel Consultant & Certified Temporary-Staffing Specialist.
In addition to his responsibilities at Madden, you might encounter him driving his 1962 MGA Roadster, which he fully restored with the help of his son Evan.
Beth Madden, President of MICI Seattle
Beth Madden opened Madden Industrial Craftsmen, Inc. – Seattle, after devoting her efforts to assisting with franchise system development and internal management of the Portland Metro area operations. Prior to her employment with Madden Industrial, Beth was an independent consultant providing administrative and financial operations improvement advice to a variety of clients ranging from higher education institutions to large non-profits, to banking institutions and small business operations. She received a B.S. in Industrial Management from Purdue University in 1985, and a MBA from the University of Michigan Business School in 1991. Beth is available to consult with businesses on staffing needs or any operational improvements efforts being pursued.
Outside of work, Beth is the current local Board Chair for Girls on the Run-Portland Metro; an afterschool program for girls ages 8 through 13, which combines self-empowerment curriculum with running. She is a dedicated ½ marathoner, occasional marathon runner, and enjoys skiing, biking, golfing and pretty much any other outdoor pursuit.
Madden Portland Staff
Shane joined the Madden Industrial team in October 2000 as the Sales Representative in our Beaverton office. He is a United States Air Force Veteran, having served as a Dedicated Crew Chief on both the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the F-117 Stealth Fighter aircraft. Success followed Shane into his civilian career. After leaving the military, Shane was owner/operator of a commercial printing business for six years. Shane's mechanical background combined with his experience as a business owner gives him a unique and keen insight to the challenges and goals our customers face.
In Shane’s spare time he can usually be found in his home shop working on one of his classic cars or helping one of his many friends and neighbors maintain their vehicles. He can also be spotted attending car shows and rod runs with his wife and family. If you see Shane at any of the local (or national) car events, don’t be afraid to say hi!
Mike joined the Madden Industrial team in May of 2011. His responsibilities include overseeing the account receivables and invoicing functions at Madden. Mike attended Oregon State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and International Affairs. After graduating, he worked in London for two years managing a restaurant and catering company. He then moved to New York City where, for nearly a decade, he was part of the international sales department of a major industrial fabric company. Mike returned to Oregon in the late 1990’s to take care of his grandmother, and worked for 6 years as an administrative assistant at Wells Fargo. Prior to joining Madden, Mike handled receivables and collections for an online wagering company. Mike is an avid reader, enjoys bowling and a competitive game of Scrabble or cards.
Raquel joined the Madden Industrial team in 1999 as a recruiter in the Beaverton office. She graduated in 1990 from the University of Oregon, earning two bachelor’s degrees, one in Marketing and one in Management. Prior to working with Madden, Raquel was a Senior Account Manager with Kellogg’s for 6 years. At Madden, Raquel is known for having a great relationship with employees and clients, and always seeking the best service for each job order that comes through. Raquel is certified by the National Association of Personnel Services as a Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist. During her free time, Raquel and her husband are very involved with their 2 teenage children and their sports and school events. They also, enjoy time at the Oregon Coast and Sunriver, in addition to traveling to different cities and countries.
Caroline is responsible for account payables for the Beaverton and Vancouver offices of Madden Industrial. Caroline began her career in the insurance industry, and worked for Nationwide Insurance. She gained valuable business experience while working in their sales, claims, legal, and underwriting departments during the ten years she was with the company. Caroline holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in business management from Oregon State University. She has been married to Paul Madden since 1998, the same year the company was formed.
Evan started at Madden Industrial in 2009 working on temporary assignments, often with construction companies or on production lines. After two years of temporary work, Evan began working in the Beaverton office of Madden Industrial, answering phones and scheduling interviews. In late 2012, Evan began working with Madden Fabrication to market the Portland Loo, an outdoor public restroom first installed in downtown Portland in 2008, to other cities. The Loo was designed and built in Portland and since then, six additional units have been added to the city of and one in Victoria, British Colombia. While not at work Evan enjoys snowboarding on Mt. Hood, playing Frisbee golf, and hiking the Columbia River Gorge.
Kari joined the Madden Industrial team as a recruiter in the Beaverton office in 2007. Kari began her career in the staffing business in 2000, after many years as a district manager in the retail industry. Experienced with full-cycle recruiting and business development, Kari enjoys getting to know a client's specific needs and culture and expanding on that to locate the perfect candidate. Kari is always eager to take a job order that seems impossible to fill. In her off time, Kari enjoys attending the activities of her two children, camping and beach trips with her family, and experiencing the performing arts.
Barbara joined Madden Industrial Craftsmen in 1997 to work part-time during summer months as a Recruiter, and transitioned to be a full-time Recruiter in our Beaverton Office in August of 2000. She is a graduate of Western Oregon State College (now Western Oregon University) and has worked in education, software publishing, accounting, and as an administrative assistant. Barbara is certified by the National Association of Personnel Services as a Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist. In her spare time, Barbara is active in her church, volunteers with several organizations involved in education, supports her sons in their various pursuits, and spends time with her grown children and six grandchildren.
Randy joined Madden Industrial in 2003. He is responsible for managing the recruiting process for the company. Randy earned a bachelor's degree from Oregon State University, and an MBA from Portland State University. Prior to joining Madden, Randy worked in human resources in a number of industries, beginning in the retail industry, and has since held a number of human resource positions in the insurance and high-tech fields. He was formerly a Branch Manager in the temporary staffing industry, and has a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification. For fun, Randy enjoys playing golf and basketball.
Jackie joined the Madden Industrial team in October of 2005, and is responsible for recruitment and placement of industrial/construction laborers, welders, mechanics, equipment operators, machinists and other trade specialists. Jackie works tirelessly to find the right position for our applicants and the right candidates for our clients. Prior to joining the Madden team, she worked in the cruise industry, where she demonstrated her excellent customer service in a position requiring resolution of customer travel concerns. Talk about stressful! Her strong resolve and ability to conquer difficult and stressful situations is due in part to growing up in a tight knit family with three brothers. The experiences served her well. Jackie is always ready to help you out, and she will get the job done.
Sandee started working for Madden Industrial Craftsmen in 1996 as a payroll, benefit and safety coordinator. Since 2005, she has been processing weekly payroll and administering employee benefits of medical, dental, vision and prescription insurances, vacation and holiday eligibility, and Madden’s 401(k) plan for temporary employees. When she is not at work, she enjoys traveling and playing the organ.
Madden Vancouver Staff
Debra joined Madden Industrial Craftsmen in 1998, after obtaining her degree in Accounting, and started as a Receptionist in our Vancouver office. She has progressed through the company, working as a recruiter for six years, and serving as the Safety & Worker’s Compensation Coordinator since 2006. As the Madden Safety & Workers Compensation Coordinator, Debra manages all worksite safety issues, conducts safety meetings, processes Oregon and Washington worker’s compensation claims, and is a Certified Forklift Trainer. Debra instructs OSHA approved forklift safety classes for our employees, as well as the employees of other local companies. Debra is also a Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist through National Association of Personnel Services. Debra loves being outdoors. She enjoys sports, camping, car/hot rod shows, and spending time with her family.
Kelly is the first face you will see when you visit our Vancouver office. Kelly joined the Madden Team in April of 2012 as an Administrative Assistant, bringing over 10 years of customer service experience. Kelly came to us from the Southwest Washington Humane Society where she oversaw animal advocacy programs requiring great customer service and administrative skills. Kelly is pursuing her degree in Business Management at Clark College while managing an active household of three teenagers. In her free time Kelly enjoys camping and fishing with her family.
Jim has overall responsibility for Marketing and Development of the sales and recruiting efforts of our Vancouver Branch Office. He has more than 26 years of experience in the temporary staffing business. Prior to joining Madden Industrial, Jim served as District Manager, Area Manager, Branch Manager, and Technical Recruiter during his tenure with an international staffing service. Jim also serves on the Clark College Welding Advisory Council, and is active with Southwest Washington Contractors Association. He is a graduate of Grand Canyon University where he received a bachelor's degree in Training and Development, and a minor in Economics. Jim is also a Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist. Jim was one of the founders of the Arizona Herb Association, and has studied herbs for over 30 years. He is an active golfer and will be attending the The Masters at Augusta.
Michelle joined the Madden Industrial team in October of 2005 as an administration assistant in the Vancouver office. Michelle took an extended maternity leave in 2008, and returned to the team in 2011. In April of 2012, Michelle was promoted to Recruiter and is now responsible for recruitment and placement of industrial/construction laborers, welders, equipment operators, machinists, and other skill trade specialists. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, and going to the beach or camping. Michelle is always willing to try new things like the Warrior Dash and Foam Fest. She spends her fall seasons watching NFL games and participating in a fantasy league, where she has taken first place a time or two.
Mirelda joined the Madden Industrial team in April of 2008 as a Recruiter in the Vancouver office. Mirelda is responsible for recruitment and placement of industrial/construction laborers, welders, equipment operators, machinists, and other skill trade specialists. She brings Madden over 12 years of staffing experience, having been employed by two national staffing agencies, and was previously a Human Resource Generalist for a national polyurethane company. As a Human Resources Generalist she was responsible for the screening and staffing of all shifts and for the company’s CDL truck drivers. Mirelda was also safety director and handled safety-related issues and training of hearing conservation, log out tag out, confined space and Contingency plan. Mirelda was the first female to be Hazmat certified for that company. As a first responder, Mirelda was also in charge of maintaining all Hazmat equipment. She is bi-lingual (Spanish / English) and received Volunteer of the Year award for her dedication and service to disaster victims. Mirelda also established her own business where she designs jewelry using semi precious stones. Her hobbies include gardening, sewing, extreme couponing, and spending time with her precious grandchildren.
Madden Seattle Staff
Rick Amero joined Madden Industrial Craftsmen, Inc. – Seattle in June 2010. Rick received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration at the University of Washington. Prior to his employment with Madden Industrial, he was an executive recruiter with his own firm providing recruiting solutions to a variety of clients. Previous to operating Amero Associates, Rick spent eight years leading the staffing, recruiting and training efforts for a large hospitality company in the Puget Sound. Rick serves on the Welding Advisory Boards for Renton Technical College, South Seattle Community College, and Bates Technical College. He has been active with the Seattle Jobs Initiative for the past three years, helping place students of various programs into jobs. Rick has a strong passion for the staffing industry and is available to consult with you on your staffing, succession planning, or other operations improvement efforts you are currently pursuing. In his personal time, Rick loves baseball, sitting under a palm tree, taking long walks with his wife Maureen, viewing a sky full of stars, and spending time with his family and at the gym.
Hahnna has a passion for recruiting work and loves to find great opportunities for people and working with clients. She has a strong social networking recruiting background and track record finding great people through employee referrals. Prior to joining Madden Industrial, Hahnna held a recruiting position, managing the hiring process of all contract employees for the Nintendo of America factory in North Bend Washington In her free time, Hahnna enjoys spending time with her family, listening to country music, and riding horses.
Kim Holeski grew up in the Seattle, Washington area, and worked the majority of her career in the Hospitality and Customer Service Industries. Kim is now enjoying her career with Madden Industrial and providing support in the recruiting industry. She loves giving people a great experience when they walk through the door, and is always willing to lend a hand. Outside of work Kim spends time with her favorite charities, visiting new lighthouses, and giggling with her friends and family.
Tim joined the Madden Industrial business development team in May 2012 and is based in our Renton office. Graduating from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor’s of arts degree in Business Administration, Tim assumed managerial roles with a national building material manufacturer. Recognizing his own passion for business development and customer responsiveness, Tim transitioned his career and guided a successful building materials sales group in the Puget Sound for past six years prior to joining Madden. Tim enjoys work, family, golf, attending college football games, and the performing arts.
Ken joined the Madden Industrial team in July 2009 as a Sales Representative in our Renton office. He served in the United States Marine Corps, attended the University of Washington as a science major, and has held a variety of sales and management positions. Ken has been in the construction staffing business going on two decades and has a real passion for our industry. When Ken is not busy workin,g he is busy playing golf, hiking, reading, and enjoying his family.
Cindy was introduced to construction at the age of four, when her grandfather found that by giving her a nail bag and hammer she would spend hours pounding nails into the subfloor, keeping her out of his way while he worked. After ten years in management and recruiting, Cindy wound up in the construction field by accident, and fell in love with the industry and its people. Working for a local general contractor her duties included everything from tracking down permits, to tying rebar, and throwing concrete. Cindy has a unique understanding of not only how each roll affects a project, but an appreciation for the dedication, and skill, the industry’s people bring. Cindy jumped at the opportunity to join the Madden Industrial team, where she combines her love of the industry and its people to find the best candidate to fill the client’s needs. In her spare time she enjoys refinishing and redesigning antiques and mid century pieces, bringing them new life.
Vicki is a graduate of Washington State University and has worked in payroll and accounting for several businesses over the past twenty years. Vicki really enjoy the variety of tasks in her support services position at Madden Industrial, and strives for excellent customer service in all aspects of her job. Vicki was born and raised in the Shoreline area, but currently resides in Des Moines. Vicki’s interests outside work include keeping up with family, preparing and enjoying great food, playing in the garden, and watching sports (mostly football and F1 racing).