Our Commitment

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INNNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE

Since the day we planted our flag and set up shop, we’ve been awarded hundreds of global patents and trademarks—with plenty more on the horizon. Along the way, we’ve been recognized with multiple growth awards and several international innovation and design honors.

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CRACKERJACK TEAM

We are a workforce of tenaciously dedicated pros utterly obsessed with delivering safety excellence and abiding by our company ethos. We work with passion and purpose, but also make time for fun. We never rest on our laurels because we know you’re only as good as your last product—though ours was probably legendary.

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INTERGALACTIC HEADQUARTERS

Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota (the center of the universe), our offices are located in the historic Bandana Square. Our space is pretty dang cool, including its brand-inspired floor plan, larger-than-life wall graphics and pulse-pumping playlists. It’s a stimulating creative space where innovation is not just encouraged—it’s required.

Our Story

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Meet the Leadership

Meet the Leadership
Tom Votel

Tom Votel

President & CEO

I became president and CEO of Minnesota-based Ergodyne in 1985—just two years after becoming the company’s first full-time employee. Thirty years in, I remain deeply committed to the safety community and hope our heartfelt daily quest to develop and market innovative, smartly-designed, high-quality solutions for the workers in the trenches and on the frontlines actually makes The Workplace a Betterplace™.

Anne Raskie

Anne Raskie

CFO

I landed here at the Orange Planet in March of 2022 and am thrilled to be part of such a passionate team of professionals. I am continuously impressed with the creativity, talent and dedication of everyone here at Ergodyne.

Greg Schrab

Greg Schrab

SVP Operations & Product Management

In 1995, I found myself on the Orange Planet—Ergodyne. The culture change from my previous job experiences was evident from the first day when I received an employee handbook that was about three pages long, contained a grand total of 400 words and included helpful instructions such as: DRESS CODE: wear some. I knew this was going to be “home” for quite some time.

Lindsay Herda

Lindsay Herda

VP of Marketing

I took the plunge in 2010, joined Ergodyne and have never looked back. Once onboard, I started insourcing much of our traditional marketing. Why? Because no one knows our unique and special brand in a more authentic way than we do here. Over the past 8 years, our amazing Marketing team has evolved into a 21st century digital marketing machine—in an industry where we are the exception not the rule.

Jeff Bazal

Jeff Bazal

Vice President of Sales

I’m honored to be aboard the Ergodyne rocket ship, and even more so, to be in a leadership role guiding its path. When I think about what inspires me every day, the answer is 100% our people. We truly have the best of the best here—massively creative, exceptionally talented and don’t even get me started on the sales team… they could sell sand at the beach.

Meet the Experts Inside Ergodyne

Meet the Experts Inside Ergodyne
Alsie Nelson

Alsie Nelson

Associate Product Director - Elements

In Alsie's role as Associate Product Director, she focuses on development of products that combat temperature stress—including Chill-Its cooling gear, N-Ferno warming gear, Trex ice traction, SHAX portable work shelters and KREW’D skin protection. Alsie’s dedication to mitigating the risk of temperature stress on the job has helped propel Ergodyne into one of the most respected thought leaders in the category.

Tim Gallant

Tim Gallant

Product Director - Protection

Tim joined Ergodyne in 2020 as Product Director for the Protection Pillar, leading innovation across the category with a specialization in Skullerz Head and Eye Protection. He brings 20+ years of product management, design and development to the team, with the bulk of his pre-Ergodyne career spent in the bicycle industry.

Nate Bohmbach

Nate Bohmbach

Product Director - Prevention

Nate joined Ergodyne in 2011, overseeing the Prevention Pillar with a focus on keeping worksite tools and equipment organized, efficient and safe. Nate's passion for at-heights safety solutions includes the critical and emerging category of objects at heights. He has has developed innovative safety products for nearly a decade and teaches best practices to multiple industries.

Doug Pflaum

Doug Pflaum

Product Manager

Doug joined Ergodyne in 2022 as Product Manager for the Elements Pillar, specializing in TREX ice traction and SHAX portable work shelters.

Aaron Skemp

Aaron Skemp

Associate Product Manager

Aaron Skemp joined Ergodyne’s Protection Pillar in 2017, where he works to develop the Skullerz line of head and eye protection, ProFlex supports and knee/head protection and GloWear hi-vis apparel.

Allie Thunstrom

Allie Thunstrom

Associate Field Product Manager

An Ergodyte since 2014, Allie Thunstrom is the Orange Planet’s Associate Field Product Manager. Allie works closely with end users to identify solutions that meet their unique needs. Her focus is primarily Objects at Heights but, as Ergodyne’s resident field expert, she is well versed in all of the company’s safety categories.

Claudia Weber

Claudia Weber

Product Specialist

Claudia joined Ergodyne in 2021 as Product Specialist for the Elements Pillar. Her background in product development and degree in retail merchandising from the University of Minnesota is put to work daily on the development of temperature stress-combating products—including Chill-Its cooling gear, N-Ferno warming gear, Trex ice traction, SHAX portable work shelters and KREW’D skin protection.

Stacy Huey

Stacy Huey

Product Manager

Stacy joined Ergodyne in 2020 as Product Manager for the Protection Pillar, specializing in GloWear high visibility gear. Stacy brings a wealth of hi-vis knowledge to the team, with seven years of industry experience from previous roles.

Matt Hahn

Matt Hahn

Product Manager

Matt joined Ergodyne in 2021 as Product Manager for the Prevention Pillar, bringing over 15 years of product development and engineering experience to the Arsenal Gear & Tool Storage Line.