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Ron Rankin
CEO / President

ACS CEO Ron Rankin has been in the Fabrication, Manufacturing, and Automation Industries for over 25 years.

Ron started his career as a Welding Engineer developing & implementing mechanized welding applicational techniques and procedures of automated welding equipment – process structural plate welding, process pipe & tube welding, mechanized seam welding and the cladding and surfacing of various exotic metals.

With the following welding accreditations – GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, FCAW, PAW, LBW & SAW and the following endorsements in Robotics, 5 Axis Contour Metal Processing, 3 & 5 Axis CNC Materials Processing, (Plasma, Oxy/Fuel, WaterJet, Laser and Routing Gantry Platforms) Ron became an early advocate for Additive Manufacturing.

Having these experience under his belt Ron earned an executive MBA in Operations Management and combining his work experiences and education to master the intricacies of Manufacturing Workflow and Cost Analysis – understanding how automated technologies could benefit companies in optimizing their manufacturing processes and workflow.

Ron founded ACS – Fabrication – Manufacturing – Automation in 2010 and as a passionate advocate for automation, workflow solutions and additive/subtractive (Hybrid) manufacturing Ron has built ACS into the highly customer solutions driven company it is today.

Ron’s gratification comes from working with our customers to identify key technologies, to assist in the implementation of those technologies and in helping them grow their businesses profitably.


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Kerri Martin
Business Manager

Kerri Martin has been ACS’s Business Manager since 2014 and has quickly became an integral part of the company’s future growth. In her role, Kerri manages the day-to-day business operations, general accounting, logistics, personal resource management, marketing & CRM (Sales Force). Most importantly, Kerri works for and with ACS’s valued customers.

Kerri studied Registered Nursing and Biology at Western Washington University and after working 5 years as a Registered Nurse she took several years off to raise her two daughters. During that time, she trained as a contract accountant with a Bellingham CPA.

When Kerri returned the workforce, she gained experience with a range of small and large start-up companies and entrepreneurs. While doing so, she became passionate about supporting innovative businesses and individuals and helping find solutions to the multifaceted challenges they present.


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Dustin Reynolds
Customer Service Manager

Dustin Reynolds started his career in computer technical support after obtaining an associate degree in Computer Technology. It was during this time that Dustin was introduced to Multicam Northwest (now Applied Cutting Solutions).

For the last 15+ years, Dustin has serviced ACS equipment and has unquestionably supported ACS’s customers within the vertical industries that we sell & service into – Fabrication, Manufacturing, Boat Building, Aerospace and the sign & graphic industries.

Dustin commands a wide range of knowledge in Routing, Knife and Plasma Cutting Platforms and as ACS’s Customer Service Manager Dustin’s primary goal is to provide ACS’s customers the highest possible quality in training and support to help them transition, upgrade, and/or grow their business.


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Zachary Forland
Application Sales Consultant

Zachary, having spent his life in both Alaska and Washington has a passion for exploring the outdoors and connecting with people. Thanks to his family history and experiences in the Pacific Northwest Region, Zachary has been exposed to many of the local manufacturing and fabrication industries.

After completing an associate transfer degree in Material Sciences and Technology from Edmonds Community College with ungraduated research and leadership merits, Zachary was quick to follow one of his passions and started working manufacturing and fabrication industry as a CAD Designer / CNC Programmer.

Zachary has a diverse range of experiences that have allowed him to become experienced working with 3 & 5 axis CNC machines, thermoforming machines, autoclaves, roto molders, CNC lasers, press brakes, CAD/CAM and additive manufacturing.

One of Zachary’s genuine interests and proficiencies is in the areas of Hybrid Manufacturing, (Additive (3D Printing) & Subtractive Manufacturing) – Zachary’s personal tagline is “The Future is Hybrid”.

“Zach self describes himself as a “Jack of all Trades” as his interests, education and career choices, to date, have specializes in innovating manufacturing processes to produce quality parts in an efficient way, utilizing automation and lean manufacturing wherever possible. This includes one off prototypes or full production runs. This ultimately increase ACS’s value proposition and profitability for our customers.”


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Harsh Shetye

Harsh Shetye has been part of 3D printing industry for the past 3 years, working with a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, jewelry, dental/orthodontic, consumer goods, education, medical devices, and manufacturing.

After graduating from Lawrence Tech University with a master’s in automotive engineering, Harsh started working for a manufacturer of 3D printers. As an Application Engineer, he was responsible for helping companies transition from the conventional process to digital manufacturing, supporting clients with decades of additive manufacturing experience as well as those newly entering the market. Harsh is excited to be working in additive technology because of its role in revitalizing the American manufacturing industry.