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Sep 29, 2022

Frazier Healthcare Partners




Frazier Healthcare Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm focused on the health care industry, promoted Andy Caine to the new role of chief operating officer/partner for the Center of Excellence team. Caine joined Frazier's Growth Buyout team in the spring of 2018. In his new role, he is managing and leading Frazier's internally dedicated Center of Excellence team that provides Fortune 500 talent in support of its portfolio companies, including in the areas of human capital, information technology, artificial intelligence, data analytics, revenue cycle, M&A integration, finance, legal, and operations. Additionally, Frazier hired of two new partners in the Center of Excellence: Jeff Schwaneke, partner, finance and operations; and Michael Miraflores, partner, mergers and acquisitions. Founded in 1991, Frazier Healthcare Partners has offices in Seattle and Menlo Park, California, and invests broadly across the U.S., Canada and Europe.

PKI Solutions


Portland-based PKI Solutions, a cybersecurity firm providing public key infrastructure (PKI) products, services and training, added Shawn Rabourn as chief technology officer. Rabourn worked 21 years at Microsoft. His most recent role was as a senior security consultant with the ACE Infrastructure Services team, the consulting arm of Microsoft IT Information Security and Risk Management. Rabourn has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Colorado State University.


On Friday, Starbucks will open its 6,000th store in the Chinese mainland at Shanghai Lippo Plaza. The company opened its first store in Shanghai more than 20 years ago. The new store marks Starbucks' 1,000th in Shanghai, making it the first city in the world to pass that milestone. The latest addition to Starbucks' portfolio of “greener stores” also features sustainability solutions and digitalized operations. The Shanghai Lippo Plaza store's back-of-house operations will have internet of things sensors and automation tools to simplify routine stocktaking tasks. Big data and machine learning algorithms have also been deployed to optimize inventory ordering and labor scheduling. These technologies have been scaled to all stores in operation market-wide, as the company continues to advance its digital transformation agenda. Starbucks expects to operate 9,000 stores across 300 cities in China by 2025.

Clearwater Paper

Spokane-based Clearwater Paper elected Jeanne Hillman to its board of directors, effective Saturday. From May 2019 until her retirement in March 2020, Hillman was vice president of enterprise technology and governance at Weyerhaeuser. Prior to that, beginning in 1984, she served at Weyerhaeuser in many roles, including as vice president, chief accounting officer, and vice president of finance operations for a wood products business improvement initiative, where she was responsible for strategic planning, capital investment, and multiple acquisitions and divestitures. Clearwater Paper manufactures consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, parent roll tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp at manufacturing facilities across the nation. The company is a supplier of private brand tissue to retailers, including grocery, club, mass merchants and discount stores.

Sep 28, 2022



Portland-based Airship appointed Cindy Davis to its board of directors. Davis is currently a board member of Destination Pet and serves on the board of trustees for William & Mary, Mason School of Business. Most recently, Davis was chief brand officer for Bed Bath & Beyond, while also serving as president of its sister company, Decorist. Prior to that, she was executive vice president and chief digital marketing officer for L Brands. Airship's current board members include Chris Moody of Foundry Group, Puneet Agarwal of True Ventures, John Johnston of August Capital, and Brett Caine of Airship. Airship has a digital platform for companies to manage customer communications.


Edifecs, a health information technology company, hired David Peterson as senior vice president of marketing, and Milla Rahmani as general counsel. Peterson is responsible for all aspects of Edifecs' brand, marketing strategy and execution. He has over 20 years of experience as a health care and technology executive. Prior to Edifecs, Peterson led marketing at several health care companies including AccuReg, Change Healthcare, and SpecialtyCare. As general counsel, Rahmani is leading the legal department with responsibility for the global legal affairs of the company including customer and vendor contracting, corporate governance, intellectual property, risk management, as well as providing legal counsel to internal functions. She has experience in commercial contracting and navigating the legal affairs of private equity-backed technology companies. Prior to joining Edifecs, Rahmani served as Litera's vice president and general counsel. Edifecs is headquartered in Bellevue, with additional offices in Atlanta, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Mohali, India; and engineering centers in Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine.

City of Tacoma

October marks the 21st anniversary of Tacoma Arts Month, a community celebration of the arts. Programming for all ages includes music, theater and dance performances, hands-on experiences, visual art exhibits, film screenings, literary readings, lectures, cultural events, and workshops. All events are open to the public and many activities are free. The opening celebration will be held 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 5 at STAR Center (3873 S. 66th St.). More information is at TacomaArtsMonth.org.

Sep 27, 2022

Harts Services

Harts Services, a Tacoma-based plumbing company, has opened a new location in Seattle. Harts Services' technicians and support staff provide environmentally friendly methods on a comprehensive range of solutions, including kitchen and bathroom plumbing, septic tanks, water heaters, water filtration, sewer and drain clearing, sump pumps and partial and whole home re-pipes. The company serves most of western Washington, including Tacoma, Seattle, Olympia, Bremerton, University Place, Federal Way, Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Puyallup, Steilacoom, Bellevue, Snohomish, Renton, Everett, Redmond, Issaquah, Kirkland, and Mountlake Terrace. Harts Services was founded in 2013 by co-owners Richard Hart and Dan Hartsough.

RTC Aerospace

RTC Aerospace, a Stellex Capital Management portfolio company, announced it earned a spot in the Boeing Premier Bidder Program. The program recognizes and rewards high-performing Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Global Services suppliers. The program provides Premier Bidder members with an opportunity to increase their business with Boeing, including visibility of upcoming bids and an invitation to program conferences with key supply chain leadership. RTC Aerospace joins approximately 140 suppliers that have met and sustained the criteria required for inclusion in the Premier Bidder Program. RTC is a manufacturer of machined components and high-precision parts for military and commercial aircraft, serving a variety of Tier 1 and OEM customers with operations in Fife, Washington, and Chatsworth, California. With offices in New York, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and London, Stellex is a private equity firm with particular focus on specialty manufacturing, industrial and business services, aerospace and defense, automotive, government services, transportation, logistics and food.

Alaska Telephone

Alaska Telephone, a subsidiary of Alaska Power & Telephone Company (AP&T), has been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to receive a $33,017,636 grant award from USDA Rural Utility Service's ReConnect grant program to expand fiber optic connectivity in rural southeast Alaska. Alaska Telephone will invest $11,005,879 in matching funds. The “Klukwan-Skagway Fiber” project will develop fiber optic networks for the Alaska Native community of Klukwan, rural areas near Haines, and underserved areas of Skagway. AP&T estimates that initial construction may begin in 2023, depending on the timing of permitting and environmental approvals. Construction will be a multi-year process, with completion projected for 2028. The project utilizes existing right-of-way and previously disturbed areas, minimizing its environmental footprint and impacts. Chilkat Indian Village, Skagway Traditional Council, Sealaska Corporation, and the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska provided resolutions formally endorsing the project. Additionally, environmental groups the Sustainable Southeast Partnership and Sitka Conservation Society submitted letters of support, citing the project's support for the Southeast Alaska Sustainability Strategy, and the importance of broadband in diversifying southeast Alaska's economy beyond its historical dependency on legacy industries like timber and mining.

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