Our Board

Alon Adani

Board Chair

Alon Adani serves as Chair of the North Bay Makers Board of Directors. In this role he establishes vital connections in the community and encourages forward progress. Alon's goals are to make 180 Studios the premier facility of its kind, and to ensure maximum economic and interpersonal benefit to the community. As a respected, successful real estate entrepreneur, Alon has nearly 20 years of diverse experience in shepherding ideas to viability.

CYNTHIA MURRAY Cynthia Murray is President/CEO of North Bay Leadership Council (NBLC). She serves on the boards of many organizations including the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, First 5 Sonoma County Commission, Sonoma County Health Action Council, Marin School to Careers Partnership and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Policy Advisory Council. Murray received the 2010 Women in Business award from the North Bay Business Journal for her achievements in economic development. Prior to becoming CEO at NBLC, she served eight years on the Marin County Board of Supervisors and seven years on the Novato City Council, including one term as Mayor. Ms. Murray is a graduate of Rutgers University, spent 20 years in sales and marketing, and is an adjunct professor at Sonoma State University. She can be reached at 707-283-0028 or at cmurray@northbayleadership.org.

Tom Fetter

Board Secretary

Tom Fetter worked for Keysight Technologies (formerly Agilent Technologies and Hewlett Packard) for 37 years, designing state of the art electronic test equipment used by the communications industry. Tom has worked as an R∓D engineer and engineering manager, and finished his career at Keysight as the strategic and business planning manager for the Technology Manufacturing organization based in Santa Rosa. Tom’s maker interests include woodworking, metalworking, and high power rocketry. He especially likes rocketry because it involves a perfect combination of math and engineering, along with building skills, and because it is also a great vehicle for engaging kids in math and engineering.

Tom holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Pat Harper

Board Member

Patrick Harper is Vice President and General Manager of Technology Order Fulfillment at Keysight Technologies. Pat’s team is responsible for new product introductions and manufacturing done by the company’s technology centers.

Pat joined the Hewlett-Packard Company in 1980, and stayed with Agilent Technologies when it spun off from HP in 1999. Similarly, he continued with Keysight Technologies when it spun off from Agilent in 2014. In his career, he has held various leadership positions in manufacturing and research and development.

Pat earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Project Management from the University of San Francisco. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco as well as Sonoma State University.

Pat serves on several non-profit boards and committees, including the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

Bob Whitlock

Board Treasurer

Bob Whitlock joined SPT (Small Precision Tools Inc) in August of 2009 as General Manager overseeing the operational, engineering, sales, marketing, R∓D, and administrative responsibilities for the Petaluma, California facility. Prior to joining SPT, Bob held GM positions at Advanced Industrial Ceramics In San Jose, California, Insulator Seal Corp in Sarasota, Florida, and Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp in both North Carolina and California. His advanced ceramic industry experience spans 30+ years, serving the semiconductor, medical, automotive, electro-optic, and general/industrial markets. Bob attended the Engineering School of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, New Jersey and Buncombe County College in Asheville, North Carolina .