DIANE MINDRUM

Owner / Chief Executive Officer

Diane Mindrum, Paul Mindrum’s daughter, started working for Mindrum Precision when she was 7. She graduated from UC Riverside and taught school for several years. In 1985 she came to work at Mindrum Precision full-time. Paul Mindrum said if she got her MBA she could be CEO, so she did. She graduated from the University of La Verne in 1992 with her MBA. She has been CEO ever since.

Diane’s favorite quote is “It’s a lot easier to get people to work when you pay them instead of giving them grades.”

Her son, Kurt Ponsor, a former Air Force pilot, started working at Mindrum Precision in March of 2014 and is now part of the third generation. He is being groomed to be the next CEO.

DAN MINDRUM

Owner / Optical Manager

Dan Mindrum, the son of Paul Mindrum, went to college at Whitworth College in Washington State. He went to work at Mindrum Precision in 1972. He has worked in most departments over his 45 years at Mindrum. He now works primarily in the optics department trouble shooting blocking, lapping and polishing.

Dan’s favorite quote is “While variety is the spice of life, in manufacturing it is the enemy.”

His daughter, Heather Mindrum is part of the third generation at Mindrum Precision. She is currently getting a BA in business administration at the University of La Verne.

Diane Mindrum

OWNER / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Diane Mindrum, Paul Mindrum’s daughter, started working for Mindrum Precision when she was 7. She graduated from UC Riverside and taught school for several years. In 1985 she came to work at Mindrum Precision full-time. Paul Mindrum said if she got her MBA she could be CEO, so she did. She graduated from the University of La Verne in 1992 with her MBA. She has been CEO ever since.

Diane’s favorite quote is “It’s a lot easier to get people to work when you pay them instead of giving them grades.”

Her son, Kurt Ponsor, a former Air Force pilot, started working at Mindrum Precision in March of 2014 and is now part of the third generation. He is being groomed to be the next CEO.

Dan Mindrum

OWNER / OPTICAL MANAGER

Dan Mindrum, the son of Paul Mindrum, went to college at Whitworth College in Washington State. He went to work at Mindrum Precision in 1972. He has worked in most departments over his 45 years at Mindrum. He now works primarily in the optics department trouble shooting blocking, lapping and polishing.

Dan’s favorite quote is “While variety is the spice of life, in manufacturing it is the enemy.”

His daughter, Heather Mindrum is part of the third generation at Mindrum Precision. She is currently getting a BA in business administration at the University of La Verne.

Tony Pinder

PRESIDENT

Scot Howell

VP, OPERATIONS

Adam Pohl

VP, ENGINEERING

Kurt Ponsor

MFG. ENGINEER

Jamie Churchill

QA MANAGER

Todd Van Son

TECHNICAL SALES

Linda Kondris

TECHNICAL SALES

Heather Mindrum

PURCHASING AGENT

With over a half-century of manned spaceflight experience, our parts have been trusted on some of mankind's proudest achievements. We look forward to working with you to bring your next project off of the drawing board and into reality.