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Erv Portman

101 Fern Bluff Way
Cary, NC 27518

Wake County: 919-856-5574

Email: ErvPortman@wakegov.com

Elected: 2016
Term expires: December 2018

PROFESSIONAL

  • President and founder, WestStar Precision, a manufacturing company serving customers in aerospace, biotech and renewal energy industries globally
  • VP Manufacturing, President, Pilling Weck, a medical device division of Teleflex, 1992–1996
  • VP Manufacturing, Director of Manufacturing, Director of Materials, Plant Manager, Baxter Healthcare

PUBLIC SERVICE & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES 

  • Wake County Board of Commissioners, 2011–2012
  • Cary Town Council, 2007–2011
  • Former Member, Cary Planning and Zoning Board
  • Former Chair, Cary Town Center Review Commission
  • Former Member, Wake County Healthy Schools Task Force
  • Former High School Youth Ministry Volunteer, Dioceses of Raleigh

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Wake Up Wake County – Elected Official Leadership Award, 2012
  • US Patent holder for solids separation device, patent number 6,913,689

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor's degree in Urban and Regional Studies, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1977

PERSONAL

  • Wife, Susan; four daughters and nine grandchildren

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Last modified at 12/5/2016 6:46 PM by Stephen R. Walston

 



 

 

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