Michael Kottke, President and Founder
Michael’s vision is for Rocket to be an impact provider for high technology companies. He works to align the company with his vision and on pace to achieve its objectives. Michael’s passion to enrich lives has enabled Rockets explosive growth. His entrepreneurship, integrity and respect are clear differentiators in his quest to separate Rocket as a premier brand.
Prior to Rocket, Michael founded and co-founded 3 highly successfully Contract Manufacturing companies in the Silicon Valley. He has enabled numerous successful product launches that set records for his customers within Silicon Valley Startups and worldwide. Michael brings outstanding credibility, motivation and the relentless pursuit of perfection. His legacy has helped many OEMs achieve their Initial Public Offerings and to become respected leaders within their industries. His contribution to the EMS industry is outspoken.
Scott Schaetzle, Executive Vice President
Scott joined Rocket in July 2011 and launched our internal CAD department, one of the premier layout teams in the Silicon Valley. Scott has extensive experience in the hardware development process including mechanical, thermal, electrical, signal integrity, PCB layout, fabrication, assembly and test. He brings the leadership and operational experience required to sustain high-output, best in class organization and works hands-on with clients to ensure a smooth transition into our manufacturing operation.
Scott was co-founder of Millennium Design, Inc. a world class PCB design and engineering firm where he directed the company for over 12 years. Before that, he held management positions at Flextronics International and Fine Line Design. Scott served 10 years in the US Navy, working in advanced electronics fields on prototype missile and sonar systems, in the anti-submarine warfare community.