Ken and Joan Austin founded A-dec in Newberg, Oregon in 1964. Today, that company is a global leader in dental chairs and equipment, and the Austins have used the company’s success to help transform the region.
We work with Austin Industries, the holding company of the Austin family’s entities, including real estate, A-dec and the newly formed Austin Family Foundation. Our work focuses on telling the story of the family’s incredible and ongoing legacy in the community.
SERVICES: Strategy, messaging, public relations.
Selected Recent Media Coverage
The Oregonian | July 7, 2019After a year of close calls, last-minute bailouts, Special Olympics of Oregon survives financial crisis
The Oregonian | May 2, 2019Newberg entrepreneur and philanthropist Ken Austin dies
The Newberg Graphic | December 15, 2017Austins commission a unique needs assessment to guide local giving »
Portland Business Journal | November 6, 2017Austin Family Foundation, OCF partner on unique philanthropic effort (PDF) »
Portland Business Journal | November 2, 2017Ken Austin on a life inventing everything from prison locks to Benny Beaver (PDF) »