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Meet the Great Lakes Rubber team, a group of experienced professionals who understand your most pressing needs and issues. We are readily available to thoroughly and accurately provide assistance with your project or order – from start to finish.
I came to GLR in the first quarter of 2019 as a multiple award-winning sales executive and sales manager with a consistent record of exceeding objectives in a variety of industries, from SAAS and industrial tooling to telecommunications. I'm a proven business development professional and have strong strategic, creative and relationship management skills with proven success in client acquisition and retention.
As a team, we’re targeting growth by putting a relentless focus on quality, service and delivering value to all our customers. By embracing technology and seeking new demand spaces, GLR will always be a value-added leader in the industrial supply market.
I’ve been part of the Great Lakes Rubber team since 1991. I started in the gasket department fabricating gaskets. Over my 25+ years of time at GLR, I’ve become knowledgeable in all aspects of seals from gaskets to o-rings to hydraulic seals.
In my free time, I enjoy coaching youth football, remodeling and family hikes.
I am the Operation Director responsible for quality and distribution operations. I joined GLR in 2019 and bring with me over ten years of experience in rubber products distribution. I love GLR’s commitment to quality and flexibility with meeting unique customer requirements.
Outside of working with the rock-star team at GLR, I enjoy camping with my wife and two kids in the summer, and snowboarding during the winter months.
I recently joined the Great Lakes Rubber team in September of 2020 as the Financial Controller. I have over fifteen years of experience in financial auditing, accounting, budgeting and planning.
I am responsible for delivering financial services such as accounting, compliance, treasury, reporting, forecasting, budgeting and strategic financial planning & analysis. Our finance team of business partners are dedicated to improving processes, eliminating waste and driving growth.
In my free time, I enjoy coaching my four young children’s athletic teams, hunting, fishing and golfing.
I am the lead Software Developer at GLR and function as the general IT guy. I joined the team in 2020 with over fifteen years of programming in the IBM i world and love the collaborative environment here. I continue to be stretched daily!
Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with my wife, reading (mostly theological kinds of books) and noodling a bit on the guitar.
I joined Great Lakes Rubber in 2011. As President, I am responsible for internal operations and sales management, strategic planning, customer account management and new business generation in North America, Europe and Asia. I would like to assure to all of our customers that we take pride at GLR to provide the best service possible.
Great Lakes Rubber has more than 60 years of track record dedicating itself to our customers and making our company a prominent player in the Midwest.
I joined GLR in July 2020. I have an Associate’s Degree in Sports Management from Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois. My experience is primarily in sales for the last five years in a variety of settings. I'm very customer focused and genuinely enjoy assisting our customers with all of their o-ring needs and more. I am excited to be a part of the team here at GLR and look forward to my future and growing within the company.
In my free time, I enjoy golfing, playing pick-up basketball, visiting breweries, spending time with friends and family and of course traveling whenever I can.
I joined Great Lakes Rubber in September of 2017. After graduating high school, my experiences focused on customer service. Since joining Great Lakes, I have excelled at my job as Inspector for the philips deptartment, and processing "pinks" to meet our customers’ deadlines. I have recently joined the inside sales team as a Jr. Sourcing Specialist. My job functions involve sourcing, ASN’s and other office needs. I look forward to a lifelong career with Great Lakes.
My strengths include determination, preciseness and versatility. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family and trying new things.
I joined the team in August of 2017. I have over 10 years of customer service and account management experience in previous roles.
In my spare time, I like to hang out with my kids, travel and build things. I also like to collect rare Air Jordan Shoes as well as Marvel comic/movie and sports memorabilia.
I am a Jr. Account Specialist focusing on supporting the sales team with ordering and data entry tasks along with any customer service inquiries. I have a background in accounting, finance, customer service and analytical data entry. My focus is learning all aspects of the business to ensure a successful career at GLI.
In my spare time, I enjoy learning to cook new recipes, reading books, dancing, spending time with family and friends and traveling.
I am a Sr. Account Specialist at GLI: Midwest Sealing products where I support our customers and vendors, team members and ensure we exceed our customer’s expectations and requirements through excellent customer service and continuous improvement. I have been with the Midwest Sealing Products team for over 30 years and am fully dedicated to the team’s success.
When I am not with my work family, I enjoy long walks on the beach and spending time with my family.
I joined Great Lakes Rubber at the beginning of 2022. I am responsible for sourcing all the various products we provide, as well as new and unique ones. I ensure we are providing the customer with the product best suited to their application. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas. My experience is in multiple aspects of engineering, but I am new to sealing and rubber materials. I am excited to see what I can learn!
Some of my hobbies include: snowboarding, motorsports, tennis and RC Aircraft.
I’ve been with Fluid Logic since 2010 getting the details into the CAD database and working with technicians to build and test valve assemblies. I’ve also done some smaller scale structural design and have experience with machine controls and basic electronics.
When I’m not at work I try to fix what I can around the house including my vehicle and children’s. I enjoy golfing, hunting, occasionally pedaling a bike and hanging out in the great outdoors.
As the quality engineer, I am responsible for ISO certification and compliance while keeping quality standards of product to customers through quality alerts. Internally, I work to improve processes, performance, and prioritizing efficiency.
Outside of work, I love to show up to open mics with my guitar and perform.
I joined the GLR team after 20+ years working for manufacturers. I spent 10 prior years at Parker Hannifin as a Territory Sales Manager for the Mobile Industrial team representing their Engineered Materials Group. I specialized in sealing applications for large Diesel and Transmission OEMs. Previously, I was at Chicago-Allis Mfg, which specialized in mechanical and custom seal designs, leaving as the National Sales and Customer Service Manager. I graduated Purdue University with an Industrial Engineering Degree.
I look forward to working with our Rockford area customers. My wife and I have two daughters. I coach some of their teams and drive them around our hometown of Elmhurst, Illinois.
I joined the GLR team in May 2018, training under one long-standing employee, Inge McManus, who had nearly thirty years of experience in the industry. I attended Cardinal Stritch University and my previous background was in Sales with a focus on Account Management.
Outside of work, I love football (Go Pack, go!), Brewers baseball, camping/going up north, and both longboarding and paddleboarding with my Border Collie, Calvin.
I am an Account Executive at GLR, involved in interfacing with customers in technical sales and connecting with our internal Sourcing Specialists and Application Engineers. I have been with GLR since October 2021.
In the winter months, outside of GLR, I enjoy playing hockey and going on ski trips. In the summer months, I enjoy playing golf, live music, and long bicycle rides. My longest bike ride thus far is 32 miles!
I am an Account Executive at GLR since July 2021. My role is to partner with new and existing customers to supply them with current and new parts to keep production flowing, as well as work together to find solutions that best fit their needs. GLR is forever adapting to the industry and customer needs, working to become more of a one-stop-shop with a true family feel, making it easy to call this my home.
Outside of GLR, much of my time is spent coaching travel hockey as well as playing men’s league. In my free time, I love hanging out with my family, going to concerts, sporting events or just sitting around having a ton of laughs.
I am the Operations Lead/Account Specialist in Wake Forest, NC, and Portland, OR. I joined the GLR Team in January 2022 and come from a global rubber manufacturer under which I gained extensive knowledge of the sealing technology industry. I love how GLR is customer-focused and always works to the customer’s advantage.
Outside of working for GLR, I love spending time with my wife and two sons. I love playing music and going fishing as well.
I am the Sales Enablement Manager at GLI, responsible for deploying initiatives that enable our customer and vendor-facing teams to execute the core-aspects of their jobs more effectively. I manage our Sourcing Team and work closely with our Sales Team, to tackle goals that improve upon our processes and strategies. I joined GLI in Fall 2022, from a background as a Business Director in Medical Device Manufacturing.
Outside the Office I enjoy exploring Milwaukee’s restaurants, shows, and nearby hiking trails with my dog and fiance. I am also a Dance Instructor, and enjoy teaching ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobatics.
I joined Great Lakes Rubber as a Jr. Sourcing Specialist in October 2022 bringing over 15 years of experience in Customer Service, Purchasing, and Process Improvement to the GLR team. My role is to locate products and ensure our sales team can provide the best quoting option to our customers while developing long term partnerships with our suppliers. I am very excited to expand my technical knowledge in the Rubber and Industrial supply markets as well as becoming an integral part of GLRs continued growth.
In my spare time, I enjoy family outings with my husband and three kids and spending summer weekends at our camper. I am also a self-proclaimed book nerd who loves all things bookish, including collecting and reading books.
I came to GLI in late 2022 as a growing Account Executive. While newer in the industrial supply field I have had extensive experience with customer service and quality management. I am excited to learn more about this industry and help grow GLI’s s southeastern US presence as Operations Lead for their North Carolina office. By embracing technology and seeking new demand spaces, GLI is very much going to be a value-added leader in the industrial supply market.
Outside of work, I love to work out and swim at my local YMCA. As well I love to be outdoors and adventure with my Girlfriend and my Black Labrador retriever.
I joined GLI in November of 2022 with seven years of Sales experience in the Milwaukee market. I joined the team as an Inside Sales Representative. Coming from an events background I enjoyed expanding my professional development into a new field and working with all my new clients!
Outside of the office, my husband and I enjoy spending time in the Milwaukee Arts community and working on our house.
I oversee Lean Processing at GLR; looking at opportunities to make our operation more efficient and effective. I started at GLR in June 2021, transitioning to the industrial supply industry from a lifetime in hospitality management. I also helped found the Engagement Committee at GLR: organizing educational topics, social events, recognition programs and volunteering outings for the company.
Away from the office, I spend a lot of time with my dog, Ace, playing sand volleyball as well as traveling to new countries to explore their culture and cuisine.
I am the Operations Manager at GLI: Midwest Sealing Products where I am responsible for all operations including order fulfillment and warehouse management. I joined the GLI family in January 2023 and bring with me over ten years of operations and supply chain experience. My goals are to continue to learn as much as I can about the Great Lakes Industrial Group. I plan to use all my experience and knowledge to drive operational excellence, leadership, and make an overall positive cultural impact to the MSP division and the larger GLI family.
Outside of work, I enjoy learning new things, playing golf and spending time with family.
I am the Procurement Analyst responsible for buying and sourcing for GLR. I joined GLR in September 2021 and bring two years of experience working with rubber products distribution and eight years of military logistics in countries including Germany, Kuwait, and Iraq.
In my free time, I enjoy binge-watching Netflix, petting dogs and believing year after year the Brewers are going to the World Series.
I am a junior software developer at GLR and help with IT when I need to take a break from my computer. I joined GLR in October 2021 with years of web development experiences. I am so very new to the IBM i world, so I need to be patient with myself as well.
Outside of work, I play volleyball, hang out with friends at the beach and bike a lot.
I am a Quality Technician at GLR and the head of domestic and international shipping (Shipping Specialist). I also handle a lot of the general maintenance work. I joined GLR in 1997 and had a wide range of warehouse and product handling experience before joining GLR.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my pup, Coco Bean. I enjoy walking with my dog, watching movies with my wife and browsing YouTube.
I have been with Great Lakes Rubber since 1996. I started as a team member in the warehouse and worked my way to a leadership role. I am responsible for all warehouse operations and lead our five warehouse departments. We love getting orders out and on time!
Outside of work, I enjoy long walks, traveling, and grilling. I enjoy grilling; my favorite meal is steak, veggies, and potatoes.
Accounting & Administration
I joined GLR in April 2020 as a Jr. Account Specialist. I have 20 years experience in Customer Service in a variety of fields. I love working with people and helping in any way I can. I look forward to growing with GLR and building relationships with our customers and vendors.
In my free time, I love spending time with my family with a movie night or game night, and bonding with my furbabies.
I am the HR Generalist for GLR and play a key role in initiating and driving a broad range of HR programs and initiatives in support of GLR’s business objectives. I joined the GLR family in Spring 2022 and bring over seven years of HR expertise.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and fur-babies. In the warmer months, I enjoy hiking, camping and exploring new things.
I am the Executive Assistant for GLR. I have a unique role where I work with all the department heads on a multitude of projects ranging from marketing to accounts payable and everything in between. I have been with GLR since late 2021 and love the culture, atmosphere and how my role makes every day different.
Outside of work, I am either at the gym, outdoors or with family and friends. I enjoy making music as well as playing and watching sports.
I joined the GLR team in September 2022, as the Accounts Payable Specialist. I came with 7 years’ experience in similar accounting roles in the food and dairy supply industry, along with other warehouse, shipping, and inventory experience, which gives me a great perspective on the broader operations of the company. Along with my daily accounting tasks, I work to try to streamline GLR’s established systems to help us grow for the future.
Away from the office, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and I am a huge sports fan. I love watching the NBA and playing basketball and volleyball.
I moved to Milwaukee in 1992, leaving behind 6 wonderful sisters in Indiana. I have 1 son and 1 grandson whom I cherish dearly. One of my hobbies is softball, I would had enjoyed playing on Great Lakes industrial softball team, but having bad knees prevented me from playing.
I came to Great Lakes Industrial in February of 2019. It was exciting to be here for the transition of working in the old building, while the new one was being built around me. My title is Data Entry, in which I feel, I have had the opportunity to excel in tremendously in different ways. I will say working at Great Lakes Industrial has been an experience I will never forget, especially the people that I work with.
My goal now is to focus on excelling in whatever tasks are given to me, and most importantly staying healthy.
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