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 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 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 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.
Shane Bird 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.
James joined the Madden Industrial team in March 2015 as the Assistant Recruiter in the Beaverton office. In the office he helps answer phones, set up interviews, and take care of some administrative duties. He loves interacting with people, and with his experience working as a temporary employee, he understands how to find the perfect fit for our employees with our clients. He went to Portland State University from 2011‐2014, and is continuing to work on his degree. While not at work, you can find James playing music around the Portland area, spending time with friends, or exploring the Willamette Valley wineries.
Raquel Luyten 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 Madden 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.
Jennifer joined Madden Industrial Craftsmen in September of 2014. Jennifer does accounts payable for the Beaverton and Vancouver office. Jennifer graduated from the Oregon Connection Academy. Prior to that she attended Glencoe High School. Before joining Madden, she worked as a sales representative for a Tanning Salon and had worked as needed for Beaverton office doing office projects.
Kelsey Joined Madden Industrial Craftsmen in June of 2014. Kelsey works as an external recruiter for the Beaverton office and oversees office procedures for all three offices. Kelsey graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Dietetics and Nutrition Science. Prior to joining Madden Industrial full-time, Kelsey worked as a student administrative assistant in a physician’s office and completed a food science and technology internship at Beaverton Foods. She also worked a few summers helping around the Beaverton office prior to her college graduation. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys traveling and spending time in Central Oregon with friends and family.
Barbara Schulz 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.
Debra Bird 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 Buffum 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 Grammar - Business Development- After growing up working on farms in the San Joaquin valley, Jim has contributed to manufacturing and supply chain as both buyer and job shop manager. Since relocating to Oregon with his family in 2008, Jim has focused on business-to-business development. A recent membership development role with Associated General Contractors has left Jim with a keen interest in construction, especially workforce development. On a personal note, he and his wife, Jan, will be celebrating their 28th wedding anniversary this year. Jim is a member of the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra and the co-owner of Islay Hill Alpaca Ranch.
Dale Lindsey joined Madden Industrial Craftsman in 2014 as the Branch Manager of the Vancouver Office. The majority of his career path has been spent in the executive management field with a large retail corporation for over 18 years. He has also owned and operated his own small distribution franchise business for three years. More recently, he has gained knowledge and leadership experience working at a national distribution center for a major pharmaceutical corporation over seeing the automated robotic warehouses and receiving department. Combined years, Dale brings a wealth of knowledge in customer service, building authentic business relationships, mentoring and developing successful teams that drive for outstanding customer service. Dale holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oregon State University. When not at work Dale can be found playing a round of golf with close friends, spending time with his children and volunteering in his community.
Jasmine Peraza joined the Madden Industrial team in June 2015 as the Assistant Recruiter in the Vancouver office. Prior to working at Madden she worked in safety and compliance at an electronics recycling company. Jasmine received her Associate of Science degree from Blue Mountain Community College. She also received a Certificate of Professional Zoo Keeping at CAT TALES Zoological Training Center, and is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Science at Oregon State University. Jasmine loves spending time outside with her family and dog. In her spare time she volunteers at the Wildlife Care Center at the Audubon Society of Portland.
Mirelda Villagomez 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.
Rick Amero - Operations Manager- 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.
Kim Holeski - Front Desk Administrator- 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.
Ken Ketcham - Business Development- 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 working he is busy playing golf, hiking, reading, and enjoying his family.
Matt Kellogg - Business Development- Matt joined the Madden Industrial team in September 2013 as a Sales Representative in our Renton office. After graduating from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, he worked as a Sales Representative in the fire/security alarm industry and television advertising. Matt specializes in the manufacturing sector in the South End, and enjoys learning about new clients’ businesses. In his spare time, Matt enjoys snowboarding, hiking, traveling and watching Kung Foo movies.
Cindy Littlejohn 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 Medak has worked in the hospitality industry for over 20 years in various management positions ranging from Training, Recruiting, Employee Relations, Compliance and Executive Leadership. She operates with a high degree of passion, integrity, responsibility, and a champion for people. Vicki is recognized as a strong leader with excellent technical abilities and competencies such as; partnering with clients and leads to achieve clear and measurable staffing objectives, promoting creativity and outside the box thinking, practical HR knowledge and a strong change agent with high capacity to adapt and problem solve in a fast paced and changing environment.
Vicki Swafford 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).