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Key People

Scougal Rubber employs some of the most talented and knowledgeable people in the industry. This management staff is committed to delivering the quality products you require in a timely fashion. Have a particular need you would like to discuss? Give us a call.

Rob Anderson



After stints with Boeing and a commercial window manufacturer, Rob came to Scougal in 1992 and has played a role in virtually every facet of the company. He has managed growth in production, operations, and sales. Rob is currently running both the Seattle and Reno operations. His expertise in steel reinforced elastomeric bearings has earned him a noteworthy voice in the bridge bearing community. He has served as a liaison between regulatory and academic entities regarding bearing design and testing standards. Rob has a passion for empowering people to be successful through teamwork and leadership.

Alfredo Shanklin

Plant Manager - Seattle


Al has worked at Scougal for over 16 years, starting in Quality Control, but quickly finding his specialty in Production. Each year that Al has been with Scougal, he has been instrumental in keeping the company competitive in the rubber manufacturing world. Outside of work, Al enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, showing them the joys of bird watching. The one thing on his bucket list is to see every species of bird in Washington state.

Ahsan Ativalu

Plant Manager - Reno


Ahsan started with Scougal Rubber in 1999.  He quickly established himself as a hard worker with a great mind for tackling challenging fabrication issues.  He was promoted to shift supervisor in 2006, and was instrumental in helping to plan and implement the relocation of several critical pieces of equipment to McCarran, NV in 2010 with the opening of the new plant.  During that time Ahsan was promoted to Production Manager, and finally Plant Manager.  He continues to be a vital part of the Scougal Rubber Team.  Ahsan is an avid football fan, and rarely leaves home without wearing the Seahawks emblem.

Scott Nelson

Sales Manager

Scott joined the Sales/Estimating Team in 2006 after graduating from University of Washington with a B.A. in Political Science. He played an instrumental role in moving Scougal Rubber to the new plant in McCarran, NV in 2011, and was responsible for the training and oversight of the estimating team at the new location. Scott was promoted to the position of Sales Manager in 2014, and completed his MBA at University of Nevada in 2016.

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