Our Team

PresidentRichard Kaiser

Richard Kaiser is the President of the company and has been with Chalgren for four decades. He has a degree in business management and accounting. Richard has owned and operated several enterprises, including a retail store and a swimming pool construction company. He also served in management positions at a sporting goods store and a drug store. Richard has been associated with many organizations in the past, including the YMCA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Lions Club, Kiwanis Club, Elks Lodge, and South Valley Civic Theatre. He enjoys flying airplanes and spending time with his wife, two dogs, two sheep and two goats when he’s not working.

General ManagerMichael Kaiser

Michael Kaiser is the General Manager for Chalgren. He is Richard’s son. Michael has been with the company since the mid-1990s. He’s worn many hats during his career at Chalgren. He started in production before being promoted to QA manager. Michael also led the sales team for several years. Needless to say, Michael knows all phases of Chalgren’s operations. Michael has a forward-thinking mentality and continues planning for improvements and growth of Chalgren in order to keep the company at the forefront of the industry.

QA ManagerAndrew Figeuroa

Andrew Figeuroa is the QA Manager. He has an extensive background in quality systems, with sterilization expertise being his strong suit. He developed and implemented Chalgren’s compliance with the recent FDA UDI bar code system regulation. Andrew documents all of our processes and maintains our regulatory compliance. Quality means business for our company, and Andrew ensures that you can rely on our finished products to perform.

Production ManagerCarol Hopf
Production ManagerLaurie Salaiz
Production ManagerCarol Hopf & Laurie Salaiz

Carol Hopf and Laurie Salaiz are our Production Managers. They have each been with the company for over 35 years. They are familiar with all product assemblies and work closely with and train production personnel. Carol and Laurie are team players who pride themselves in exceeding quality standards and keeping production times as short as possible. There is not a problem our Production Managers cannot solve. Carol is responsible for PTFE coating of our needle stock. This is a major part of our operation and to a large extent what we are best known for.