Board of Directors

//Board of Directors
Board of Directors2019-06-14T10:08:45-08:00

George Stroemple, Chairman of the Board

George Stroemple is the Chairman of the Board and the Founder of PacStar. Mr. Stroemple has also been involved in numerous Oregon-based companies that specialize in the export and sale of construction materials to government agencies and contractors throughout the Pacific Rim. Out of this experience, Mr. Stroemple has led overseas business development for PacStar as well as other spin-off companies. In addition to Mr. Stroemple’s business interests, he is recognized in Oregon for his philanthropy and serves on numerous boards and foundations. Mr. Stroemple attended Oregon State University where he majored in International Business and served in Vietnam as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Peggy Miller, Chief Executive Officer
Corporate Secretary & Treasurer

Peggy Miller joined PacStar in 2007, initially responsible for overseeing the company’s finances. In June 2009, she was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the company’s day to day operations. And in January 2015, Miller was promoted to become Chief Executive Officer. Read more here. 

Steve Boutelle, Board Member
U.S. Army (Retired) and Former VP of Cisco

Lt. Gen. Boutelle, U.S. Army (Ret), in addition to PacStar, serves on a number of boards including the Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force for Interoperability, the Defense Science Board Task Force on Satellites and Tactical Networking, the National Science Center, ThreatMetrix, Outside Director and Chairman of the Board of Systematic US. After transitioning from the military, Lt. Gen. Boutelle served as the Vice President of Business Development for the Advanced Services Group at Cisco for nine years advising government and commercial customers on business practices and technology solutions to enhance their mission goals.

Before joining Cisco, Lt. Gen. Boutelle served as the Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Army, responsible for the Service’s worldwide use of information technology. He introduced converged voice, data and video to the Army, building an enhanced network infrastructure to serve 1.9 million users. His career in the U.S. Army was marked by a consistent record of driving the adoption of new technologies and streamlining processes to improve productivity and enhance collaboration. Lt. Gen. Boutelle has received numerous industry citations for his leadership, including as a “Top 100 CIO” by Federal Computer Week in 2006; the “North American Leadership Award” by Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association — Rocky Mountains in 2006; and as “US Department of Defense Executive of the Year” by Government Computer News in 2005. Lt. Gen Boutelle received a Bachelor’s degree, with honors, in business from the University of Puget Sound, an M.B.A. from Marymount University and was an honorary Doctor of Law recipient from the University of Puget Sound. He is a graduate of the Army’s Senior Service College and the US Department of Defense System Management College.

Francis Jungers, Board Member
Former CEO and Chairman of the Board, Aramco

Frank Jungers was employed by the Arabian American Oil Company, the largest producer of crude and liquefied gas in the world, from 1947 through 1978. Headquartered in Saudi Arabia, Aramco holds the concession for all of Saudi Arabia’s oil production. With a background in engineering, Mr. Jungers held several managerial positions in the organization before being named as the Company’s CEO and Chairman. Since his retirement from Aramco, Mr. Jungers has been an independent investor, consultant and board member for several years. He has served as a director of AES Corporation, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Thermo Electron Corporation, Thermo Eckotek Corporation, Thermo Instrument Systems, Inc. and Esco Corporation. In addition, Mr. Jungers is an advisory director of Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette Securities and is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Common Sense Partners, LP, a “fund of funds,” located in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Jungers is a graduate of the University of Washington, where he obtained his Bachelors of Science in Mathematical Engineering. Additionally, Mr. Jungers attended the Harvard Advanced Management Program and completed one year of graduate work at the Middle East Institute for Arabic Studies.

Stephen Babson, Board Member
Managing Director of Endeavour Capital

Stephen Babson is a Managing Director of  Endeavour Capital, joining the firm in 2002. Stephen works with companies in the food and consumer, specialty retail, niche manufacturing / industrials, transportation and logistics, and business services industries. He  serves on the boards of Endeavour portfolio companies USNR, New Seasons Market, Vigor Industrial,  Pacific Market International, and OFD Foods, and is also a member of the Boards of Directors of Columbia Sportswear Company and Pendleton Woolen Mills. Stephen is a Trustee of the Oregon Health Sciences University Foundation and serves on the Pacific Northwest Region Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors.  Before joining Endeavour, Stephen was the Chairman of Stoel Rives LLP, one of the largest law firms in the Pacific Northwest. At Stoel Rives, Stephen’s practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, and securities transactions. Stephen’s relationship with Endeavour, as counsel and as an investor, dates back to its formation in 1991.  Stephen has a B.A. from Stanford University, a J.D. from Stanford Law School and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Derek Eve, Board Member
Principal of Endeavour Capital

Derek Eve is a Principal of Endeavour Capital, joining that firm in 2011. Since that time, he has worked with companies in the niche manufacturing / industrials, food and consumer, and business services industries. Derek leads the niche manufacturing / industrials effort for Endeavour. He currently serves as a board member or observer of Arizona Nutritional Supplements, Pacific Star Communications, USNR, Vigor Industrial, and The Willamette Valley Company.  Prior to Endeavour, Derek was an Associate at Diamond Castle, a middle-market private equity firm in New York. Prior to that, he was an Analyst in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse, in the Financial Sponsors Group.  Derek received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.A. degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Washington.