Rita L. Hansen
Rita has more than 30 years of engineering management, operations management, and project management experience in a diverse range of industries including steel manufacturing, building products and electronic components manufacturing, distribution & warehousing, telecommunications and software development. Rita has successfully spearheaded major projects that include building and expanding manufacturing plants, implementing new technologies for manufacturing processes, performing company-wide system conversions, and re-engineering basic production operations.
Rita specializes in startup and early phase environments with an emphasis on domestic and international opportunities in the clean tech, alternative energy and renewables, and sustainability arenas. Before re-settling in Central Oregon, Rita and her husband traveled for 7 years visiting 26 countries focusing on exploration, mountaineering, and sailing. Rita holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from University of Washington and over the years has continued her education in the fields of management, mathematics, languages, and education.