Fort Walton Machining, Inc.

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Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board of Ft. Walton Machining and also owner of Emerald Coast Anesthesia, Inc. Jan is the widow of Tim J McDonald. Jan received her Associates Degree in Nursing in 1976 and worked as an OR nurse for 21 years before becoming a full time Anesthesia Recruiter for Nationwide Anesthesia Services, Inc. She and her late husband have 3 grown children and 1 grand daughter. Jan has intimate knowledge of Ft. Walton Machining and will carry out her husband's legacy.

Mr. McDonald, "Tim", is a life-long employee at Fort Walton Machining. As the son of Tim J. McDonald, Sr., he has literally grown up working his way through every facet of the Fort Walton Machining business. During his more than 20 years of hands-on manufacturing and metal finishing experience he has gained invaluable insight, understanding, and application of business leadership at both the strategic and tactical levels. Throughout his career, he has successfully assumed increased levels of responsibility from the shop floor, CNC machinist, process planner, Program Manager for large, complex Aerospace Defense programs, to his current position of Board of Directors Secretary/Treasurer and Director of Operations. Mr. McDonald received his B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Alabama in 2007. Mr. McDonald also attended Harvard Business School Executive Education and holds Alumni status. His extensive understanding of internal procedures makes him an effective officer of the company with the responsibility for making sound strategic business decisions across all aspects of our manufacturing and finishing business. As Chief Executive Officer, his duties include to manage and direct the organization towards its primary objectives, developing and executing company strategy, capital acquisition, and negotiating customer contracts and agreements and the initiation and continued improvement of the context of the organization and operational risk management.

Mr. Kenneth W. Hill served six years as the Vice President and General Manager of L-3 TCS, Warner Robins, GA where together teamed successfully in establishing a true partnership recognized by joint customers as the “industry standard for superior performance and cooperation.”

Prior to his last assignment with L-3 Ken held senior leadership positions within The Boeing Company as the Special Operations Forces (SOF) Support Program/Site Executive here in Fort Walton Beach, and the Vice President of Launch Operations for the International Sea Launch Team in Long Beach, CA where his responsibilities included all aspects of commercial spacecraft payload processing and launch to orbit operations.

Ken is a graduate from Harvard Business School of Advanced Management Program; Defense Acquisition University, Executive Program Management and holds a Master’s of Arts Degree in National Security Affairs & Strategic Studies from the Naval War College (Newport, RI), and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from National University (San Diego, CA.).

Joseph W. Henderson, CPA, CCIFP has been a Partner in the Entrepreneurial Services Division of O’Sullivan Creel, LLP for 17 years and has almost 30 years of experience in the field of public accounting. A graduate of the University of West Florida, he has been performing government audits since 1983. He has earned the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Certificate for Educational Achievement in Governmental Accounting and Auditing and is proficient in governmental, not-for-profit entities, construction contractors, and income tax planning and preparation. He became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida in 1985.


  • University of West Florida, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Accounting, 1982
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Florida, 1985
  • Fire Fighter I – (1992)
  • Past Chairman, Committee on State and Local Governments, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Certificate for Educational Achievement in Governmental Accounting and Auditing


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
  • Director (COB), Beach Community Bank
  • Past President, Fort Walton Beach Rotary Club
  • Past President, All Sports Association of Northwest Florida
  • Past Chairman, Northwest Florida State College District Board of Trustees
  • Board of Directors, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
  • Building Industry Association of Okaloosa-Walton Counties
  • Community Associations Institute, North Gulf Coast Chapter
  • Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, University of Florida Alumni Association

William J. Grant served in the United States Air Force for 24 years retiring as a Colonel. During that time he served in a variety of senior staff and command positions to include service as Director of Defense Policy at the National Security Council under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Upon his retirement he started his second career with Rockwell international and subsequently The Boeing Company when Boeing acquired Rockwell’s Defense Businesses.

During his career at Boeing he held a variety of executive positions to include Vice President and General Manager of a Boeing wholly owned overseas subsidiary in Australia. His company was one of the first Australian companies to achieve ISO 9002 certification and to implement an “Enterprise Bargaining Agreement” which was recognized by the Australian Labor Court as a model agreement for labor relations.

Upon his return to the U.S. he became Program Executive/General Manager for the Special Operations Forces, at Boeing’s Aerospace Support Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. This business unit was a distressed business unit with declining revenues of $60m and very poor customer relations. Over the next seven years he built the business into a $350m business with a backlog of over $500m. He reversed customer satisfaction levels from extremely negative to favored contractor status and changed the culture of the business and workforce from very negative levels to a world class quality standard with employee satisfaction indices among the best in the industry.

Bill is a proven leader with substantial hands-on experience. He is an individual whose personal philosophy and values have enabled him to succeed and to inspire and lead others in a variety of environments. Upon his retirement from Boeing he has continued to offer his services as a consultant.


  • Central Michigan University—Masters of Arts in Management, 1978
  • University of Florida—Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Business, 1966


  • Member Air Force Association
  • Member of Military Officers Association of America
  • Member of National Management Association
  • Trustee for North bay Firefighters Pension Trust Fund
  • United States Air Force—Officer, 1966-1990
  • Former Trustee, Okaloosa County Economic Development Commission
  • President Emeritus, Florida Governor’s Sterling Council
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties
  • Former Member, Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Member, Crestview Chamber of Commerce
  • Life Member, University of Florida Alumni Association
Fort Walton Machining is a recognized leader in the manufacturing and assembly of custom designed, precision machined parts. Fort Walton Machining offers: Precision Machining, Custom Machining, CNC Machining, and Precision CNC Machining. Contact us for all of your machining needs.

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