Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Red Auerbach and … uh… Sharon Osbourne? Leadership comes in many forms. However it gets done, someone needs to take the reins and work the compass. We proudly present our fearless leaders.
- President & CEO
- SENIOR VP, SALES
- VP OPERATIONS & PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
I became president and CEO of Minnesota-based Ergodyne in 1985 – just two years after becoming the company’s first full-time employee. This sounds like a big hoop-dee-doo. It was not. We were out of dough and everyone else had jumped ship. Well, all righty then! I had a nice break (meeting the beloved J.E. Barnard), needed buckets of tenacity and got down to business. This meant a couple decades or so of living on planes, trains and automobiles. Elegant and glorious. We’ve had a myriad of challenges and changes since...
Originally from Massachusetts, I literally fought my way through a family of five brothers (explains this annoying little facial twitch). Graduated from Boston University and began my "working" life as a physical therapist and then a variety of safety sales positions before embarking on my journey from darkness to light (light being the start of my career at Ergodyne in 1998 of course). Extending the metaphor, it was also a move from cloudy Pittsburgh to sunny St. Paul; figure that was mostly a push weather-wise...
Born and raised in the Badger state, which helps explain my childhood ambition, I grew up playing every sport imaginable from sun up until sun down. Was forced into child labor by my parents who owned a landscape business and flower shop. Those early work experiences with my mom and dad taught me the value of hard work and that is something has stuck with me, and driven me, throughout my career. It also taught me to always keep my lawn well maintained and my flowers properly watered and amply fertilized...
EXPERTS INSIDE ERGODYNE
Behold! The faces behind our Tenacious Work Gear®. The ones inside cranking out light, sweet innovation and the peeps who have the know-how required to keep the wheels turning at the speed of ligero. They’ve got some major street cred. Bragging? Maybe.
Andy is responsible for the Protection pillar and has worked at Ergodyne since 2009.Read more
In his second go-round with Ergodyne, Jim handles the eye protection and head protection product lines.Read more
Nate joined the Tenacious Team in 2011 and oversees the Productivity pillar as Product Manager.Read more
Alsie has worked at the Orange Planet since 2014 and is the Product Manager of the Elements pillar.Read more
Brent has worked at Ergodyne since 2014 as Product Specialist of the Productivity pillar.Read more
Allie joined the Tenacious Team in May of 2014 and is the Product Specialist of the Elements pillar.Read more
Lindsay has been at the Orange Planet since 2010 and is the Senior Director of Marketing.Read more