NewBay's Timo Bauer on hiring

 
 

The forecast for hiring in the local tech sector has been good this month, with companies like Zynga moving into the area and local companies like Tableau and Impinj looking for new talent.

Now NewBay Software, a mobile software company based out of Dublin, Ireland, is planning aggressive hiring in Seattle, hoping to fill 100 positions in the next twelve months.

The company celebrated the opening of its new headquarters for the Americas in Seattle last Friday with an event attended by Governor Chris Gregoire. Timo Bauer, senior vice president and general manager for the Americas at NewBay, said the company chose Seattle to be close to its customers and to draw on the city's tech talent. He added that although other local companies will be competing for the same talent, NewBay has had good responses from people wanting to work for a smaller, growing company.

"Google is not a small company anymore, so people join us because they're sick of the politics of big operations."

Bauer, who started working at NewBay's American office in 2005, also noted that it's easier to find talent in Seattle than in Bellevue: "Even though it's only five to 10 miles, it's a big difference."

Since expanding to the United States in 2003 with only 15 employees globally, NewBay has grown to 250 employees, with 50 in the United States. Through its Seattle headquarters it plans to expand into markets in Latin America and build its presence in Korea. The company is hiring across the board for its Seattle office, filling positions in sales, marketing, finance, engineering, and professional services. 

The 2016 Washington Manufacturing Awards: Legacy Award

The 2016 Washington Manufacturing Awards: Legacy Award

Winner: Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group
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Legacy Award
Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group
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When it’s time to make doughnuts — or loaves of bread, or sheets of rolls — it could well be a Belshaw Adamatic piece of equipment that’s turning out the baked goods. From a 120,000-square-foot plant in Auburn, Belshaw Adamatic produces the ovens, fryers, conveyors and specialty equipment like jelly injectors used by wholesale and retail bakeries.
 
The firm’s two legacy companies — Belshaw started in 1923, Adamatic in 1962 — combined forces in 2007. Italy’s Ali Group North America is the parent.
 
It it takes work to maintain a legacy. A months-long strike in 2013 damaged morale and forced a leadership change. Frank Chandler was named president and CEO of Belshaw Adamatic in September 2013. The company has since strived to mend workplace relationships while also introducing a stream of new products, such as a convection oven, the BX Eco-touch, with energy saving features and steam injection that can be programmed for precise times in baking. The company energetically describes it as “an oven that saves time, reduces errors, makes an awesome product, and is fun to use and depend on every day!”
 
So far, more than 3,000 have been installed in quick-service restaurants, bakeries, cafés and supermarkets in the United States. They are the legacy of Thomas and Walter Belshaw, former builders of marine engines, who began producing patented manual and automated doughnut-making machines in Seattle 90 years ago. They sold thousands worldwide and, today, Belshaw Adamatic is the nation’s largest maker and distributor of doughnut-making equipment.