PROMETHEUS IS GROWING
Our small team has big plans.
Prometheus started as a one-man show back in 2011. For more than a year I was overwhelmed and barely keeping up with my "must do" list and totally failing at my "needs to do" and "would like to do" lists. Just when I reached my wits end, fate stepped in to offer a solution. I'd been using a local machine shop (Hirsch Machine) for years to handle the production of Ready-Made lights and the occasional overflow job.
At the beginning of 2017 I heard the owner suddenly decided to retire and close down his business that spanned 2 buildings, 30+ employees, and more than three decades. I contacted him minutes after hearing the news and asked him if I could contact some of his people about working for me. I was lucky enough to land his office manager and head machinist. In 2018, the talented and dedicated team is still growing.
We consider customers to be part of the team as well, so thanks for being part of it!
Jason Hui: Owner/Founder
I'm a product designer, strategist, and custom fabricator. I spent years developing successful solutions for other people, but since 2011 I've been working on my own projects full time. I've designed everything from fly fishing equipment to machine shop tools. I've developed business strategies for start-ups and international companies. I've fabricated everything from classic hot-rods to special effects for film and television. I love making stuff and I just can't stop doing it!
Joy Hulsenberg: Office Manager and Customer Support
Joy brings deep experience in running and growing a business. She manages our day to day operations and keeps us all pointed in the right direction. Like most of us she wears a lot of hats and plays a vital roll in keeping our ongoing operations organized and efficient.
Gilbert Guerra: Head Machinist
Gilbert brings over 28 years of experience to the table. He loves complex machining and tight tolerances. Just my kind of guy. He's also a machine himself and pumps out parts like nobody's business. Gilbert received many offers from other shops and, lucky for us, he was persuaded to join our rag-tag band.
Ben Hardy: Content Marketing & Social Media
Ben and I lived together in college! In 2017 I hired Ben as a contractor to take over our marketing and social media efforts. Our conversations also led to creating the "I'm no Expert" podcast. Ben's energy is contagious and he has extensive experience as a writer and marketer.
Terry (TJ) Montfort: Customer Support
TJ comes to us from Foursevens where he spent seven years providing customer support and generally making things happen. When Prometheus acquired the Foursevens brand, Terry joined us with deep knowledge of the Foursevens product line and passion for helping people out.
Hawn Tseng: Quality, Assembly, & Warranty
Hawn has a passion for product, people, and getting the little things right. She heads assembly for a variety of Scout and Prometheus products, as well as handling warranty repairs. Hawn is also great at learning new skills and processes and helping others do the same.
Ian Yu: Flashlight Builder & Warranty
Ian loves to know what makes things work and why sometimes they don't. I've enlisted his skills to head up Alpha/Delta flashlight assembly and upgrades. As you know, the Alpha is the flagship Prometheus product and his methodical approach means nothing but perfection leaves the bench.
Joe Wu: Creative Consultant
Joe is the founder of Scout Leather Co. I've been sharing space with Joe since 2013 and we collaborate on many projects. Joe is an idea guy who has been honing his shop skills over the years. He has come on board to drive new product initiatives & manage our Kickstarter campaigns.