CEO Testimonials

CEO Testimonials


CEO and Owner, InsulTech

“Yuma has been an excellent choice for InsulTech to expand it’s operations.  Doing business in Yuma is very efficient and accommodating…  coming from California, it is the way business is supposed to be! Yuma has an excellent labor pool that has made our expansion successful.”


Jon Jessen

Chairman, Gowan Company

Yuma has been a good place to live and a good place to work for about 45 years now. We found it to be a pretty fertile soil for business to grow in. The business has grown and my family has grown and it has been a good launching pad for both.”


Tim McQuade

President, Northwestern Industries, Inc.

“There are many things important to a company when researching possible cities to build new or relocate in. Location to our markets, quality of workforce, and quality of life were among our long list of desires. We found all of these important qualities in Yuma.”


Michael Caporale, Jr.

Chairman, President & CEO, Associated Materials, Inc.

“We found working with the Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation to be a very positive experience. The entire community welcomed AMI and provided timely information and resources to aid AMI in choosing Yuma for our new manufacturing facility. We chose Yuma because of the many benefits it offered. Not the leaset of which were the easy access to interstate transportation, availability of land and labor, and its friendly and welcoming community.”


Wally Chester

President/CEO, Westcor

“The more we found out about the Yuma market, the more excited we were about the opportunity. We knew we were in the middle of a growing and maturing transportation hub. I think Yuma is going to be one of the true success stories in the next decade in the state of Arizona.”


Dave Mansheim

International Business Manager, Gowan Company

“One of the greatest advantages that Yuma has is the people. I think we do have a good untapped resource for the workforce. The work is “opportunity”. You can get out of this community what you put into it.”


Paul Griffen

Regional Launch Manager Johnson Controls, Inc.

“Greater Yuma EDC did an excellent job by providing meeting space, touring prospective real estate options, supplying in-depth knowledge of labor and demographics of the area as well as assisted in working through the intricacies of the government agencies. The staff’s understanding of the governmental programs helped Johnson Controls secure development and training incentives from City, County, and State agencies.”