Company Overview

Who We Are

With over 60 years of experience in electronics remanufacturing and printed circuit board rework, AER Technologies is one of the largest electronics service centers on the west coast. Serving industry leaders such as Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Continental, Mitsubishi, Sanyo, and Fujitsu Ten, AER prides itself on attention to detail and extreme flexibility while ensuring programs are cost effective and quality exceeds customer expectation.

Our Mission

AER Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to exceeding our clients’ expectations by continually improving all areas of our business. Management’s commitment to support the Quality Management System (QMS) and to provide technology and resources necessary to meet QMS objectives guarantees AER’s competitive edge and continual improvement.

Kim Quick

Chief Executive Officer

Kim Quick joined AER in 1987 as Shareholder and Director of Product Development. Kim has made many contributions to AER including the initiation of several new remanufacturing programs leading to an increase in revenue over 900%. In his current ownership role, Kim continues to solicit new business opportunities for business expansion and diversification in the automotive industry. Prior to joining AER, Kim worked at Delco Electronics, a division of General Motors. During his 14-year tenure at Delco, Kim had many different responsibilities including manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, business planning, field service training & engineering, field sales management and public relations. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University. Kim is married to Andrea and they have three children, Cameron, Emma and Logan.

Ken Hopkins

Chief Operating Officer

Ken joined AER Technologies, Inc. in 2004 after 14 years of service in Information Technology, Logistics, and Sales Management. Following his undergraduate education, Ken continued to pursue and earn numerous professional technology certifications from both Microsoft and IBM. Ken led the Software Development and Sales Teams and recently served as Interim-President before being appointed Chief Operating Officer. His primary role involves implementing the strategic direction of the company while overseeing all operational details. He is the Change Agent for success in an increasingly complex industry where technology demands the absolute best. He brings invaluable experience, including a global mindset and prides himself on the highest integrity and ethics. He holds a Commercial Pilot’s License with an Instrument Rating and is a PADI Dive Master. Ken states his greatest source of joy comes from spending time with his wife and kids. He is passionate about traveling, the arts, and helping his children experience all that life has to offer.

Ingrid Frakes

Chief Financial Officer

Ingrid graduated from the Leventhal School of Accounting at USC, and obtained her accounting and auditing experience from PricewaterhouseCoopers in Los Angeles. She further expanded her forensic accounting background as a Manager at Simpson & Co., a litigation consulting firm. Prior to joining AER in 1999, Ingrid served as the Regional Controller across six separate divisions of a multi-million dollar sales and marketing corporation, now known as Acosta Sales & Marketing. Ingrid is currently a corporate and administrative executive of AER. Ingrid’s areas of expertise include:

  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Operations Management
  • Change Management
  • Personnel Development

Ingrid enjoys running, cycling, wakeboarding and snowboarding. She is married to Scott and has a son named Gunnar.

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Advanced Electronics Remanufacturing Technologies (AER), a high technology electronics remanufacturing company, was founded in 1947 by Ivan Hoffman in Huntington Park California. Stan Rhodes, AER President in 1994, was the first outside employee hired, starting in 1950. AER’s primary business at that time was repairing automobile radios.

In 1951, Dale Brown joined AER as a technician. Dale and Stan each purchased one-third of the company from Ivan in 1960, followed by the purchase of Ivan’s remaining interest in 1962. Kim Quick joined the management team as a stockholder in 1987 having been employed by Delco Electronics for fourteen years. Kim became a full partner in 1992. When Dale Brown retired in 1994, Kim was elected Vice President. Upon Stan Rhodes’ transition from President to Director in January 1999, Kim became CEO/President.

By 1963, AER had grown to ten employees, and that year moved to a new location at 1841 West Commonwealth Avenue in Fullerton, California. In 1975, the company was operating three decentralized service centers: Fullerton, Long Beach, and Huntington Park. A sales division dedicated to providing audio upgrades and on-site technical support to Chrysler, Ford and General Motors dealerships was established in 1980. To improve customer service, a centralized strategy was adopted which resulted in the Long Beach store being consolidated with the Fullerton operation in 1990. The Huntington Park store followed in 1992.

Instrumentation and display (cluster) remanufacturing began in 1980, with engine control remanufacturing added in 1981. Historically recognized as a world-class supplier of remanufactured electronic products by the Delco Electronics unit of General Motors, AER in 1992 received the Q1 Preferred Quality Award from Ford Motor Company. In 1997, Chrysler Motors consolidated their Audio Warranty Repair Centers servicing dealerships throughout the United States and AER was selected as one of seven centers. Also in 1997, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) registered AER’s quality system to the QS-9000 and ISO 9002 standards.

In January 2005 faced with increasing demand, AER relocated its operations to a state of the art 65,000 square foot facility in Brea, CA. This facility was designed from the ground up by the AER team taking into account years of industry specific competitive benchmarking. AER’s operation is one of the largest automotive remanufacturing and distribution facilities in the country and remains the only supplier to all three domestic auto makers.

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