CULTUREiMFLUX culture is built on the foundation of having a profound respect for others. We always do the right thing and we look for ways to help and trust each other in unexpected and surprising ways. As our team grows, we want to continue focus on the things that matter to our employees – behaviors that cannot be easily summarized in a policy or bulleted on a company brochure. As employees we love iMFLUX for being supportive, flexible and innovative in how it meets our needs as people, supporting each other to be the best and brightest at work and at home!
HUMILITY. The humility of our organization inspires innovation. It begins with our leaders who look to our team to be experts in their areas, humbly acknowledging that we don’t know everything. There are no hoarders of knowledge here, iMFLUX is a true learning organization and it all stems from our culture of humility. We know that scaling a new company in a VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) world requires continuous learning and adaptions . . . and that humility is truly a pre-requisite to thrive in ambiguity.
CARES FOR OTHERS. This is not a policy or a process. Cares for others is owned by the team. iMFLUX is dedicated to supporting both our team and their families . . . and our customers and partners. This is an important part of who we are.
HUNGRY TO DELIVER. When duty calls, we roll up our sleeves and help where help is needed for our work, for our customers, for each other. We know the joy and expectation of working for a start-up. Sometimes, though, the work is especially demanding and requires efforts and hours that are beyond the call of duty.
MOOSE ON THE TABLE. Our team courageously leads by constructively putting thorny, challenging issues on the table and bringing forward possible solutions and/or asking others for help. This allows the iMFLUX team to get all relevant eyes on problems quickly, to rapidly solve them and pivot to execute the new solution. Because of the trust and vulnerability we have with one another and the ownership we have in our collective company goals, this also means we can hold one another accountable to consistently bring our best efforts.
TECHNICAL MASTERY. iMFLUX has hired the best in the industry in every facet of our business. With over 2,000 years of plastics, controls, mold making and skilled trade experience, our team consistently impresses our customers with their expert knowledge and skills across all disciplines and with our real-time collaboration to drive innovation and mastery at the “seams.”
Gene AltonenGene has been the Chief Technology Officer of iMFLUX since 2015. Gene is the inventor of the iMFLUX core technology, and leads the iMFLUX Research & Development organization. Innovation that drives disruptive gains in productivity, speed, quality, and sustainability are at the core of the R&D mission, which includes maintaining a strong innovation pipeline that drives discontinuous success for iMFLUX customers. Prior to the iMFLUX launch, Gene was a Research Fellow leading major technology developments in the Injection Molding Capability organization within Procter & Gamble. In his 26 year career with P&G, Gene has consistently delivered major innovations, and holds more than 50 granted patents, and at least 35 pending patent applications. Gene is a graduate of Michigan State University, with a degree in Packaging Engineering, and has spent his entire P&G career developing new packaging solutions including numerous Injection Molding technology innovations. Gene enjoys hiking, fishing, boating, and spending time with his wife, three daughters, and two sons.
Jared KlineJared has been the Vice President of Customer Operations for iMFLUX since July, 2014. Jared has led Customer Operations from iMFLUX's first installations to the current global operation with hundreds of installs across three continents. Jared started on the business while it was still an R&D project in 2012 and was part of the team that started iMFLUX in 2013, leading early customer interactions while also developing the brand identity.
Prior to iMFLUX, Jared spent 18 years at P&G in various new business, marketing and information technology roles. Jared holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. In his spare time, Jared coaches basketball, works out so he can eat junk food, and spends time with his wife and three daughters.
Derek EastonDerek joined iMFLUX as the Vice President of Service and Operational Excellence in August, 2015. His role includes leadership of our customer service, field technical support, technical and commercial readiness, and safety programs. Derek has 30 years of operational experience at P&G, including plant manager roles at some of P&G’s largest global sites, program management, and service and supply chain expertise.
Derek holds a BS and certifications in Engineering from Princeton University. He dedicates most of his spare time to family activities and serves as a Scoutmaster for a local Boy Scout troop.
Jodi HammockJodi leads the Human Resource team for iMFLUX. Jodi brings 20 years of industry experience to the leadership team. Her areas of responsibility include: recruitment and staffing, benefits and compensation, learning and development, culture, employee relations, and leadership development. Jodi has the led the recruitment of over 2000 years of plastics, controls, mold making, and skilled trade experience to the iMFLUX family. We have implemented a “white glove recruiting” system to support retaining top industry experts. iMFLUX is a destination for employees, offering top benefits in the industry and a world class culture. She has been named the “Dream Maker” by recruits and new associates.
In addition to her experience, she has a Bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University. Outside of iMFLUX, Jodi and her daughter fill their free time spending time outdoors, reading together, and volunteering for a local women’s shelter.