Stan is a native of Northwest Arkansas and a born tinkerer – as a child he was always building something out of scrap materials, and as a teenager he built a fiberglass boat. Before he graduated from high school, he began working for Kennametal, an international company in a high-tech industry. That is where he met his wife, Dee Dee. Stan designed, programmed and built computer-controlled machines during his 37 years with Kennametal. He was also a member of the Arkansas National Guard for 25 years, where he was a member of the competitive rifle-shooting team. Stan enjoys golfing, photography, bowling, pool, darts and traveling and his grandchildren. He is restoring his collector’s motorcycle and likes to ride his Harley Davidson when time allows.
Stan retired and closed his company to care for family health issues. He will continue working on CompuQuilter as needed, but is leaving the daily operations to Butch Wiseley and Odyssey Quilting Machines.