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Rosemary Brester

Senior Advisor

Seattle, Washington

Rosemary Brester joined Cross Northwest after they helped her sell a division of her company. Rosemary will be the first to say that her and her husband weren’t really looking to sell their company or even if there would be buyers interested. At the time it was not something they thought about, or thought they could do. They were busy making their business work. Circumstances made it clear that selling their business was something they needed to consider. After Andrew Cross put a deal together a very creative deal for Rosemary and her husband, he approached Rosemary about joining the Cross NW team. Rosemary was not sure she was qualified but her experience as a business owner was precisely why Andrew wanted her to join the team. Rosemary Brester’s desire to help people, (especially entrepreneurs), her 50 year career in the aerospace industry and working through the business sale process positions her well to help clients with this important event.


Rosemary Brester, a native Washingtonian is President/CEO, Hobart Machined Products Inc and Managing Partner, HB Aerospace LLC – A Joint Venture with Bowmill Engineering, UK.  Rosemary is an active member of the PNW aerospace community.  Rosemary Brester serves on several boards and committees helping to promote and expand opportunities for businesses in the PNW, aerospace sector, and women owned enterprises.

Industry Associations

Board Chair – AWB Institute

Board Member – Aerospace Futures Alliance – AFA

Secretary Treasurer – Aerospace Futures Alliance

Aerospace Committee – British American Business Council PNW

Member – The Boeing Women In Manufacturing

Member – Royal Aeronautical Society

Member – Space Supplier Council

Member – District Export Council Washington State