Randy Coplen is an entrepreneur that has had a wealth of business experience and success. Coplen founded Printing Control in 1973 with his wife, Barb. Under his guidance it grew it into a large regional printing facility with 100 employees and more than $15 million in sales. After selling Printing Control in 1999, he founded Mervin Manufacturing, a snowboard development company. At Mervin, he set up two manufacturing plants and a distribution system in 18 countries and the United States. He sold Mervin in 1995 to Quiksilver Clothing, Inc.
Randy was a founding director and vice chairman of the National Bank of Tukwila; consultant and manager of the Manastash clothing company; and managing member of GBA Gyroplanes of Seattle, a rotorcraft dealership and flight training center. He is also a member of Vistage, an association that provides CEO training and mentoring, and has consulted with companies dealing with manufacturing in the far east. Coplen was also a founding member and the first president of the Tukwila Chamber of Commerce, which has since become the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce.
He currently works for The Quincy Group, which provides business consulting, appraisals and brokering in the Seattle area. Coplen attended Highline College from 1964-66 and continued on to obtain his bachelor’s degree in visual communications from Western Washington University.