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Debbie Nelson - CEO/Majority Owner

Debbie's primary responsibilities at Sturges Electronics are to provide financing as well as the review and approval of major strategic initiatives and capital investments.  

Gary Nelson, Ceo, president

Gary Nelson - COO/Owner


Gary brings over 40 years of domestic and international experience running large and small companies. Gary's background includes accounting, production and inventory management, global sales and overall company leadership. Gary plans to invest and grow Sturges Electronics, LLC by developing new customers in new markets utilizing cutting-edge technology. 

Marc Vellake, salseman

Marc Vellake - Business Development Manager


Marc has brought his experience of the past 10 years in sales and management to his role of business development manager at Sturges Electronics LLC in 2021. He seeks to build solid relationships with current, previous, and new customers through excellence in service and demonstrations of Sturges’ value for its partners.  

Karin Tripp, quality manager

Mark Howser - Production Manager

Mark brings over 25 years of R&D experience in an academic setting and automated machine building as a journeyman toolmaker. Mark has many years of manufacturing experience in the electronics and automotive industry that provides Sturges with a level of creativity and expertise on the floor.

Mark's ideas and skillset gives Sturges and edge in providing more efficient processes and better results for its customers. 

Karin Tripp - Office Administrator


Karin brings 40 years of experience in

cable and harness assembly in the

military and medical industries.  That

experience coupled with her

background in Engineering, Customer

Service and Quality uniquely qualify her

for the Office Administrator role. Her

mission is to ensure our customers’

needs are met and the office runs



Our production team consists of veterans with 40 years of experience in our industry, mid-level operators, and entry level operators. The senior operators are mentors to the entry level operators and advisors for the mid-level operators. The team also benefits from the fact that the entry level people do bring a fresh perspective that even our seasoned workers can appreciate.

What it's like to work here

"Sturges is family oriented and treats us fairly and with respect."


"This job has a diversity of challenges we love to face them head on." 


Christina Carpenter - Lead Quality Inspector

Christina comes to us with 12 years of production experience, including 10 years as a team lead responsible for production, safety, and quality. She is certified as an IPC/WHMA-A-620 Specialist and an ISO 9001:2015 internal auditor. She brings expertise as well as a genuine concern for the diverse needs of our Sturges' customers and ensuring those needs are met in a timely manner.  

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