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  • Shelly Sayer
    Chief Executive Officer

    Shelly Sayer has been Premier Technology’s Chief Executive Officer since 2013. Shelly is a determined CEO that leads through action. She is logical and strategic in her approach to business. She has a strong background in finance, and has successfully cash-flowed Premier’s rapid growth in the last 15 years. Shelly oversees the daily financial and business operations within the company.

    During her tenure at Premier, she has accomplished many things, including: orchestrating the company’s first Quality Assurance stamp, developing a DCAA compliant accounting program, managing the finances behind a 90 million dollar energy contract, and built a team of technical managers with strong work ethics and dedicated staff.

    Shelly has an Associate’s degree in chemistry from Eastern Idaho Technical College, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance from Idaho State University.

    Outside of work, Shelly enjoys spending time with her family, her husband Doug, their two daughters Christi and Ashleigh and her five grandchildren. She is an avid hunter, passionate about wildlife conservation and enjoys traveling the world.

    “Well-behaved women seldom make history.”

    — Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

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  • Douglas Sayer
    Chief Business Officer

    Douglas Sayer co-founded Premier Technology, Inc. in 1996 with nothing more than a pickup truck, one employee, and a desire to improve the American Manufacturing space. He worked diligently to build the company from the ground up, and is a true example of the American Dream.

    Doug’s visionary nature is powerful. Sayer has an innate and charming leadership style, and builds powerful and effective teams within his company. He has frequently been quoted “surround yourself with people that are smarter than you.”

    As Chief Business Officer, Doug is involved in all project and business decisions, drawing on his extensive experience in welding and design, making him a valuable professional resource and mentor to his employees and colleagues. He is passionate about innovation and building a brighter future for tomorrow.

    Doug is a devout classic car collector, and his favorite past time is to rebuild vintage vehicles from the past. Doug is active in politics and his community. He is an advocate for higher education, especially the technical trades.

    Doug enjoys spending his spare time with his wife Shelly, their two daughters Christi and Ashleigh, and his five grandchildren. Doug is an avid hunter, active in wildlife conservation, and enjoys traveling.

    “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

    — Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • James Warner
    Director of Sales & Marketing

    James Warner has been with Premier Technology since 1997. He brings a long history of welding, craftsmanship, and innovation to the organization. He leads from a place of hands-on knowledge, and is well respected by many of Premier’s employees and team members.

    Jim is trustworthy and has a general likeability about him, which aids him well in his position as the Director of Sales and Marketing. Jim uses his highly developed interpersonal skills to care for Premier’s customers and the employees that are on his team. Jim truly exemplifys Premier’s mission and has become a valued mentor within the company.

    Outside of work, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife Shaina, and 5 children. Jim is an avid hunter, and wildlife conservative, he also enjoys fishing and anything outdoors.

    "The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there."

    — Vince Lombardi

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  • Guy Girard
    Chief Operating Officer

    As Chief Operating Officer, Guy Girard manages all manufacturing operations within the company and brings with him to Premier more than thirty years of experience in the nuclear industry. Guy’s experience in the areas of project management, construction, maintenance, and quality assurance make him a valuable leader and mentor to Premier’s employees. Prior to Premier, Guy worked in Naval Nuclear submarine overhaul, US Department of Energy, and commercial fabrication environments.

    Guy graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell, earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering and is an active member of the American Nuclear Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

    When not working, Guy enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Guy also enjoys photography, fishing, snowmobiling, and golfing in his free time.

    “You don’t have to be a serious person to be serious about your work.”

    — Unknown

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  • Doug Wale
    Deputy Chief Operating Officer

    Doug Wale joined Premier Technology's team in the spring of 2017, as the Commercial Nuclear Business Unit Manager, where he successfully led his team for two years in project execution. Doug is a positive leader, and does well at implementing complex systems, and solving difficult problems. Because of his many attributes Doug's role was expanded to Deputy Chief Operating Officer, in the spring of 2019.

    In this new leadership capacity, Doug oversees Premier's company-wide project execution, and all the accompanying process. Doug has a unique ability to manage detail, while maintaining a long term vision of the end goal, which in turn makes him a very effective and successful leader.

    Doug has over 25 years of nuclear industry experience. His experience includes nuclear plant operations and lifecycle management with the US Navy, Department of Energy and commercial nuclear sectors, as well as engineering and execution of complex Naval Nuclear reactor plant refueling projects. He has managed nuclear programs with annual budgets of over $150 Million and roughly 300 project management and controls, engineering, oversight, supervisory and craft employees.

    Doug has a Bachelor's of Science degree from Excelsior College, is a certified Project Manager and is a member of the American Nuclear Society.

    Doug and his wife, Shyne, enjoy spending time with their family and love the outdoors - camping, hiking, dirt bike riding, and training with their dogs. He is also a member of the American Motorcycle Association and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

    The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.

    — Mahatma Gandhi