Key Staff

Michael Gompertz- Managing Partner, USA

Michael is a founding partner of MK Fabricators who brings 30 years experience in manufacturing, sourcing, operations, and marketing for several product groups. Michael is past President and CEO of ATA Industries, Inc., Basta Sole, Home knowledge.com and IJOT product and marketing development companies. Michael created and grew divergent product categories into nationally recognized brand names while selling the same products under private label to major national retailers such as Brown Jordan, Tropitone, William Sonoma, Smith & Hawken, Coleman, Kohler, Jacuzzi and American Standard.

In this stage of his career Michael managed four distinctly different business units in various stages of their product life cycle, each requiring different levels of controls and direction with over 100 employees and 80,000 sq. ft. in facilities. MK Fabricators benefits from this hands-on experience in all aspects of business development, manufacturing and product management.

Ron Hensely, SE- Engineer:

Ron joined MK Fabricators with 32 years experience in Project Mgmt, Plant and Engineering Mgmt, New Plant build & implementation Mgmt, and specific Product Development Engineering. He is also a Director of Source Thai Co., Ltd., a contract manufacturer and provider of project management and advisory services, and was previously with The Brooker Group PLC as Executive Vice President, Business Consulting. He acquired extensive Asian manufacturing management knowledge and networking through his establishment and subsequent management of new or expanding SE Asia manufacturing investments;

  • Advanced Magnetic Materials Thailand (rare earth magnetics – auto, electronic, medical)
  • American Machinery & Equipment Co., Ltd. Thailand (tooling & components – Tier 2 & 3 auto)
  • Spherex International Co., Ltd. (project management)
  • An engineer and member of International Robotics Society (certified robotic engineer, awarded two USA robotic patents).
  • Data General Corp. USA technology projects in USA, Manila, Singapore and Hong Kong

Ron is active in both our China and Thai facilities. As with most of our Managers, Ron plays a valuable role in our NPI (new products initiative) committee in evaluating & advising on New Product production procedures

Professor Zhang Shoutian Zhang - Regional Manager China:

Prof. Shoutian was born and raised in P.R. China. Educated at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Prof. Zhang is an engineer by profession. After working abroad with China International Water and Electric Corp., and China State Construction & Engineering Corp. for more than a decade, Mr. Shoutian served as a professor of Hydraulic Engineering at the Tsinghua University for 10 years, was a faculty member of the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok and advised post graduate students in the fields of Construction and Project Management. He then moved into various capacities in hydraulic, construction and engineering in 20 countries from Thailand to Turkey to Germany, in a number of positions ranging from Chief Engineer, Project Manger, General Manager to President of many Project Companies. This hands-on field and process management experience, coupled with his highly disciplined engineering eye and concern for details brings precisely the skills and attention to quality issues, which enforces and assures Quality Control and Efficient Process Management (production output), upon which our own company prides itself, and that our Client Companies want and need.