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Susan Lowe

Susan Moore Lowe

CEO/Owner

Susan has worked at DME for 39 years. Her parents founded DME while she was in high school. After graduating, she took college courses and worked part-time until there was enough business and a need for her to work full-time alongside her mom, Shirley. She feels privileged to have had the opportunities to watch the company grow and set up the accounting departments. Today she is DME’s CEO. After 35 years she still loves what she does and is grateful for the amazing team of employees that show up for work every day and make DME successful.

If she isn’t behind her desk, you can probably find her with her husband Jim who recently retired. With her blended family she has 5 children. Her 2 sons work at DME; one is Chad, the Sales Manager, and the other is Joel, the Marketing Manager, who make up part of the third generation. One of her greatest joys in life is spending time with her grand kids.

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Chad Rattray

Chad Rattray

Vice President

Chad began his journey in 2008 after working for 9 years in the sales and customer service industries, gaining experience in various managerial roles.  Providing our customers with a first-class experience is Chad’s top priority as DME’s Sales Manager.  Chad is part of the 3rd generation of the Moore family at DME.  He has the passion and drive for this company, and strives daily to make DME a stronger company and uphold his grandfather’s legacy.

In his time away from work, Chad enjoys spending time with his family and children, Isla and Sam.  He also loves being in, on and around the ocean, flying and aerobatics (or anything aviation related), exploring music and playing any of the various instruments he knows how to play.

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Joel Moore

Joel Moore

Vice President

Joel Moore is part of the 3rd generation of DME and began his career in 2012. Joel came to DME from the Solar industry, where he worked for a non-profit organization promoting renewable energy. Joel is highly motivated and has extensive experience in marketing and promotion. Joel has a beautiful wife, three daughters, a son and a huge white dog. In his off time Joel can be found spending time with his family.

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Bob Bejarano

General Manager

Bob began his career in the flexible piping industry in 1967. His first position was with a large rubber hose manufacturer where he started working in a local branch warehouse performing tasks like assembling hydraulic and industrial rubber hoses as well as performing routine warehouseman duties that included shipping and receiving. Bob has remained in the flexible piping industry his entire career, holding various positions in Sales, Engineering, Quality and Management. in 1997, Bob was originally hired by the company founder, Dale Moore, for an Inside Salesman position. Bob had previously worked with Dale in 1973, prior to the conception of DME, Inc. Bob has remained friends with Dale even to this day. Bob enjoys working with 2nd and 3rd generation family members and became General Manager of DME, Inc. in July of 2012.

Bob began his career in the flexible piping industry in 1967. His first position was with a large rubber hose manufacturer where he started working in a local branch warehouse performing tasks like assembling hydraulic and industrial rubber hoses as well as performing routine warehouseman duties that included shipping and receiving. Bob has remained in the flexible piping industry his entire career, holding various positions in Sales, Engineering, Quality and Management. in 1997, Bob was originally hired by the company founder, Dale Moore, for an Inside Salesman position. Bob had previously worked with Dale in 1973, prior to the conception of DME, Inc. Bob has remained friends with Dale even to this day. Bob enjoys working with 2nd and 3rd generation family members and became General Manager of DME, Inc. in July of 2012.

His proudest accomplishment is being married to his wonderful wife, Diane, for over 41 years. Bob is also very proud of his two fabulous daughters, his grandson, and two beautiful grand daughters. His favorite moments are with his family watching his oldest granddaughter compete at swim meets and spending time in their cabin in the local mountains.

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Jessica Moore

Jessica Moore

Purchasing Manager

Jessica Moore is part of the third generation of the Moore family at DME. In August of 2007, Jessica began her career in the accounting department while studying business and accounting at Cypress College. Jessica was promoted to Purchasing Manager in June of 2013. While seeking reliable vendors and suppliers to provide quality goods for DME, Jessica always enjoys learning new things and continuing the Moore family legacy.

In January of 2016 Jessica lost her mentor and father, Steve Moore to Cancer. And she strives daily to continue the hard work and dedication that Steve had at DME.

Jessica has a husband and two beautiful daughters, and loves going to the beach or on hikes with her family.

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Andrew Acosta

Andrew Acosta

Sales Manager

In May of 2004, at the age of 17, Andrew joined the DME family . He was originally hired as the Shear Operator in the Bellows Department at the DME plant. In June of 2010, after several years of dedication and hard work, Andrew was offered the position of Sales Associate. Andrew has become an intricate part of the Sales Team and has gained expertise in the manufacturing and sales of flexible piping solutions. When Andrew is away from his desk, he is enjoying the company of his wife Kelly, his two young boys, Liam and Ames and his daughter, Quinn. Andrew is a big baseball fan with his favorite team being the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Ramon Pineda

Product Specialist

In April of 2010, Ramon joined the DME family . He was originally hired as a Machine Operator in the Bellows Department at the DME plant. The following year, after proving himself , Ramon was offered the position of Inspector in the Quality Control Department and became a valuable asset. Ramon was promoted into the Sales Department with valuable product knowledge in May of 2015. He has become an intricate part of the Sales Team and has gained expertise in the manufacturing and sales of flexible piping solutions. When Ramon is away from his desk, he is enjoying the company of his son, hiking and enjoying the outdoors. Ramon is a big baseball fan with his favorite team being the Los Angeles Angels.

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Craig Newpauer

Craig Newpauer

Assistant Plant Manager

Craig has been a welder for over 30 years and is still passionate about it. He began his career with DME in June of 1985 welding Bellows and Braided Hose Assemblies. Craig, after several years of hard work and dedication, became Senior Product Specialist in early 2013.

Craig has been married to his very beautiful wife for 28 years and has two grandchildren. When away from DME, Craig can be found at his home by the beach, whether lounging around or working on his numerous projects.

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Lydia Zuniga

Office Manager

Lydia joined the DME family in 1994 as the Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable clerk. Today she is the Office Manager. In her 19 years with DME, she has contributed much to the growth and development of DME’s accounting departments. When Lydia is not at DME she spends a great deal of time with her four daughters and six grandchildren. Lydia also enjoys hiking and reading.

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Rosa Paredes

Accounts Payable/Receptionist

Bio coming soon…

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Trina McClain

Trina McClain

Human Resources

Trina joined DME as Human Resources in April 2012. She has over 15 years’ experience in office management, including human resources, payroll and bookkeeping. Trina has ISO, AS9100 and Nadcap certification experience, has spent the last 15 years working her way up and has gained a wealth of knowledge along the way. Trina is married and spends her spare time as team mom for her son Dylan’s football team. She also loves taking pictures and playing poker.

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Stephen Baca

Stephen Baca

Quality Assurance Manager

Stephen started his career at DME as a Quality Engineer and then took on the responsibility as the Quality Assurance Manager halfway through 2012. Stephen maintains and improves the Quality Management System to meet DME’s standards and ISO 9001. He also oversees the Quality Control Department at DME to ensure the product is not shipped to the customer without passing DME’s strict quality standards.

Stephen graduated from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. While at Cal Poly Pomona Stephen took mechanical engineering courses in vector statics and dynamics, strength of materials, thermodynamics, and fluid dynamics. Stephen continually strives to learn new quality/engineering techniques and is a member of both the American Society of Quality and American Society of Civil Engineers.

In his free time Stephen enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially when they vacation to the river where he spends most of his day wake boarding and soaking up the sun. Stephen’s attention to detail can be seen in his passion for radio controlled (RC) cars. He races regularly at the local indoor off road tracks and can be found tweaking his short course truck to be the best.

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Cheryl Saenz

Cheryl Saenz

Accounts Receivable / Receptionist

In April of 2010, Cheryl joined the DME family in the Accounts Receivable Department. Cheryl comes from the Grocery Industry and has definitely filled an important role in the accounting department. Cheryl is most proud of her many accomplishments and successes after her Husband passed away in 2009. She is one of six children, born and raised in Los Angeles, California, enjoys the outdoors and working in her yard.

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