Quality Products & Machine Management Team
Kevin Farmer, President
Kevin joined Quality Products in 1983 and steadily worked his way up through the organization. He was named President in March 2019, having previously served as Vice President & General Manager, Quality Manager, Manufacturing Engineer, Fabrication & Plant Manager, laser cutting programmer & operator, welder, and precision fabricator.
Greg Donaldson, Operations Manager
Greg started his career at Quality Products in 2002 as a fabricator/welder. He was promoted to Fabrication Manager in 2003, and then took on the added responsibilities of Shipping Manager in 2018. During May 2021, Greg was promoted again to Operations Manager. Prior to joining Quality Products, Greg worked at Fabtech Industries in Charlotte as a fabricator/welder and attended Central Piedmont Community College.
Don Bartlett, Fabrications Manager
Don began working at Quality Products in 2017 as a MIG welder and fabricator on the press brakes. He received a promotion to Working Crew Lead where he became responsible for organizing production flow two years later. During May 2021, Don was promoted once more to Fabrications Manager.
Before joining Quality Products, Don worked nine years as a Class 6 production welder and assistant crew lead at Jacobsen. Don attended MIG and TIG classes at Central Piedmont Community College.
Scott Zagora, Estimating & Business Development
Scott started at Quality Products in 2013 as a CNC machinist. He was promoted to machine shop supervisor in 2014, and then took on his present role in estimating and business development in 2018. Scott previously worked for his family’s gear manufacturing firm in Charlotte and for ECS Enterprises in Concord, NC.
Donnie Rowe, Plant Controller
Donnie joined Quality Products as plant controller in March 2021. He previously worked at Thompson-Arthur Paving & Construction as a plant accountant. A life-long resident of North Carolina, Donnie graduated from East Carolina University with a BS in business administration. He also earned a masters degree in accountancy from Gardner-Webb University.
Laura Henderson, Accounting
Laura joined Quality Products in 2015 as accounting assistant. She handles all AR and AP responsibilities. Laura previously worked in numerous roles for several Charlotte-based companies, including as an office manager for Platt Construction, virtual assistant for Tamed Office, and office coordinator at SCA FabTool. She is also formerly the accounting assistant to the executive/management team at ITT/NexGen in Dulles, VA.
Jennifer Alfaro, Customer Service
Jennifer started at Quality Products in 2017, with responsibilities as receptionist and assistant to the office manager. Her duties have expanded to include various customer service roles. Jennifer previously worked at Roundpoint Mortgage as a correspondence inflow analyst and customer service representative. She completed her certificate in human resource management from the University of Phoenix in 2017.
Gary Holcomb, CEO
Gary is President & CEO of Compass Precision, Quality Products’ parent company. He joined Compass in October 2019 in conjunction with its acquisitions of Quality Products as well as Advanced Machining & Tooling, LLC and Tri-Tec Industries, LLC. Gary previously was CEO of Coining, Inc, President & CEO of Dawar Technologies, Inc, Vice President & General Manager of Fisher Scientific Company’s Lab Equipment Division, and General Manager of Dynamet Inc’s Forged Products Division. He graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Paul Wilhelm, Vice President & CFO
Paul joined Compass Precision, Quality Products’ parent company, in February of 2020 as Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. He has a strong CNC machining industry background. Paul worked for Paragon Metals from 2016 through early 2020, most recently as the firms’ Chief Financial Officer. Paragon machines tight-tolerance, precision-engineered metal components for the automotive industry.
Previously, he served in various accounting and finance roles for several other Charlotte-area manufacturing companies including IntraPac International, a speciality packaging company manufacturing plastic, laminate, tin and aluminum products. Paul has a BS in Business Administration and an MS in accounting, both from Georgia Southern University.
Jim Miller, VP Sales
Jim became VP Sales at Compass Precision in March 2021, moving from Orange County in Southern California. He has spent 25 years in the machining and fabrication industry. In his previous role, Jim served in a similar capacity as VP of Sales for Crenshaw Die & Manufacturing.
On two different occassions in his career, Jim started his own manufacturing company. His second venture — CJ Precision Manufacturing — grew to $1 million in sales in its first three years. In 2015, he sold the company to Crenshaw, where he worked for nearly six years before joining Compass. Jim graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA.