About Our Business
HCW & Associates is a professional manufacturers' representative firm operating out of the Pacific Northwest and servicing the West Coast.
HCW represents ten suppliers across North America who specialize in different manufacturing disciplines. Our role as an agency is to identify relevant business opportunities on behalf of our suppliers and support customer relationships by ensuring all needs are being met.
Our team is primarily involved with the initial introduction between customer and supplier. We prospect and engage with new companies, facilitate RFQs and identify potential opportunities / projects that align with our supplier's capabilities. Quotes, purchase orders, and production of parts are all directly fulfilled by our suppliers & we stay engaged with these ongoing efforts in whatever capacity is necessary. At the end of the day, what we're really working towards is a healthy long term relationship between our customers and suppliers.
In September 2021, Scott Wagemans and Taylor Wagemans formally acquired HCW & Associates from founder and former owner, Hank Wagemans. Hank remains engaged with the business as we look to grow into new markets and expand our value add to our customers.
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Meet The Team
Scott is a business development professional with a mechanical engineering degree from Gonzaga University. Scott spent 4 years as a program manager with Cadence Aerospace. Prior he spent a year in France at Figeac Aero in a similar capacity. Scott also served internships at Renton Coil Spring and Exotic Metals. Scott joined HCW in 2013.
HCW welcomed Taylor to the team in 2017. Taylor received a mechanical engineering degree from Gonzaga University in 2010 and an MBA from the U.W. Foster School of Business evening program in 2021. Prior to joining HCW, Taylor worked for 8 years as an industrial engineer and plant manager at Haakon Industries and then Romac Industries, gaining valuable hands-on experience in the manufacturing industry.
Founder & Former Owner
Hank is a business development professional with an economics degree from the University of Washington. After school Hank spent 6 years as a buyer at Boeing involved with “SCD” equipment as well as castings, forgings & machined parts. Hank spent an additional 6 years in direct sales – managing & developing UK based High Duty Alloys position in the western half of the US. In 1990 he established HCW & Associates – a Manufacturer’s Representative agency with primary focus in the aerospace industry. Since the acquisition of HCW by Scott and Taylor, Hank has moved into retirement but remains engaged with the business as an advisor and mentor.