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 Pilotís 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 I. 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. Ingridís 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.