2021 Episodes

Douglas Sayer | Premier Technology, Inc.

Douglas Sayer

Douglas A. Sayer- Chief Business Officer and Co-Founder of Premier Technology, Inc.
Doug Sayer began his career working as mechanic in the Food Processing Industry, which is where he learned the valuable trade of welding along with the basic concepts of the food processing industry. After several years Doug left the manufacturing industry and started his own Outfitting/Guiding business, this was his first adventure as a business man. Although the business never became a large financial success it taught Doug several important life lessons, most importantly it introduced him to several influential mentors.
After the outfitting business Doug found himself back in his original industry of metal manufacturing, and in 1996 he co-founded Premier Technology, Inc. The company was established with one pick-up truck, a welder, and two employees. Over the past 24 years the company has grown immensely under Doug’s leadership. The company moved from Pocatello to Blackfoot in 2006 and has grown to over 300 employees. Premier Technology is a custom design, engineering and manufacturing facility. It is vertically integrated and has unlimited capabilities. Customers include the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, Commercial Food Industry, Commercial Nuclear Industry and Mining/Petrochemical Industry.
In 2009 Doug was named Idaho State University’s Alpha Kappa Psi’s Business Leader of the Year, and the Utah-Idaho Region Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Premier was also recognized as one of Idaho’s Top 75 private companies in 2008, and 2010 through 2020. Premier was also awarded the Better Business Bureau “Integrity Counts Award” in 2011. Doug is active in Idaho politics and education, serving as a board member of a local technical college and as an executive board member at Idaho State University, and ISU’s Bengal Pharmacy. Doug has been appointed by the Governor to serve on several state based councils including: Idaho Science and Technology Council, Workforce Development Council, Chairman Idaho Innovation Council and finally as the Chairman of the IGEM council. He is currently the Chairman for The Idaho Governor’s Cup and serves on the advisory board for REDI, the Regional Economic Development Foundation.

Doug has Five US and international patents in the Nuclear and Mining industries.