Pat Heffron is Wheelkraft NW’s proud Owner, President, CEO, and often shop janitor. He’s been working in the Wheel Repair industry for 17 years, holds a Bachelors Degree in three Dimensional Design, and is not only exceptionally passionate about wheels and wheel repair, he’s passionate about what it allows him to do in the community away from the office. Pat has been dedicated to working with programs like the Boy Scouts of America as a Scoutmaster and Donor, Troops Triumph and Shriners Children’s Hospital as a Ski Instructor to disabled Kids and the Portland area Disabled Veterans. An all around outdoorsman and avid car guy, Pat knows your wheels take you places and they should look good while doing it.
General Manager Mike Souder is a phenomenal leader. Mike’s been in the industry for six months and made the change to Wheelkraft NW so he could expand his industry knowledge while growing his experience at a company that is as outstanding in its field as he is. Mike takes incredible pride in the work that he does, and views Wheelkraft NW as an extension of himself so he pushes to get the best result possible for everyone involved. His proven track record includes growing a division from two employees to eight and turning it into a profit center at a previous company.
David Schmidt is Wheelkraft NW’s foreman and lead. He has been in the wheel and powder coating industry for 4 years and specializes in taking your wheels from warped and bent to fresh-off-the-lot-straightened. David is passionate car guy with a background in car lots, so his knowledge goes beyond wheels. He truly enjoys the work he does and strives to forward the company every day.
Account Manager Patrick OBrien has been in the wheel and tire industry since 1997, but his auto body/paint experience is even more impressive, as it goes back to his childhood. Patrick’s experience in tires have helped him to develop a deep understanding of wheel fitment, including safety and possible concerns that could stem from an ill-fitted wheel. Creating a custom, well-preserved wheel for a customer, is what drives Patrick on a daily basis. He is dedicated to constantly improving Wheelkraft NW and the reputation they have built as the best in the business.