Our Team

West Coast Insulation is proud of our team of highly motivated industry professionals. We encourage our people to constantly develop their professional skills, adding their innovative ideas to the well established work flow.

Meet West Coast Insulation key people!

Mike Heckinger
Principal 

After working in the nuclear and coal industry, Mike started West Coast Insulation (WCI) in 1977. Since then, WCI has developed a reputation in the marine industry for turn-key, high quality insulation solutions. In 2005, Mike purchased his first Waterjet machine to increase the speed and efficiency of cutting their insulation for removable exhaust insulation. Soon after, Mike started West Coast Waterjet, to not only cut insulation materials, but a wide range of materials for a number of different industries. Mike has a degree in Construction Engineering from Bradley University and is a native of Rockford, IL. Mike enjoys spending time at his cabin in Port Townsend and on his boat in the Puget Sound.

Mike Heckinger  

Chris Heckinger
Marine insulation operations and sales.
Direct line: 206.459.0440
Email: chris@wcinsulation.com

Chris has been a member of the West Coast team for over 14 years, working in Insulation manufacturing, operations and Sales. Chris likes working for the family business, with the other members of the WCI Team and the variety of work he is involved in. A lifelong native of Washington State, he enjoys skiing, boating and fishing. A favorite pastime includes taking his 2 boys shrimping and crabbing in the surrounding Puget Sound.

Chris Heckinger
 

Kalin Tobin
Operations Manager.
Direct Line: 206.566.5051
Email: kalin@wcinsulation.com

Kalin brings to the WCI team an extensive background in project and business management. Kalin gained business management experience by opening and operating, with his spouse, a real estate sales and property management business, as well as gymnastics/ dance center. Serving as the Vice President, President, and Past President with the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce (2012-2014), he understands the uniqueness of small business, as well as the integration of large corporations into targeted industries. Kalin graduated in October of 2012 Cum Laude with a degree in business administration with an emphasis in project management. A Seattle native, Kalin has spent time in and around the water, and continues to enjoying boating in the Pacific Northwest.

Kalin Tobin