Meet the Chemists
With over 50 years of combined experience our Chemists work to ensure the quality and consistency of all our products and work to develop new and innovative products.
As President, I wear many hats that touch all aspects of the company. By applying over 34 years of formulary experience, I direct our team of chemists on creating the best new and innovative cleaning products. I also manage an amazing team of sales and marketing specialists to optimize our resources and focus our expertise. I am extremely confident in our team’s innovation, dedication and extensive knowledge of the Car Wash Industry. By applying these traits, we are able to partner with our customers to maximize their profitability.
Personally, I am passionate about our local community and work with several organizations as well as our Local School District to help give our youth additional guidance and experiences that will help them throughout life. I am married with two adult children and enjoy traveling, boating and fishing. I also use my formulary skills as an award winning Home Brewer. Another diversion to my busy life is singing Barbershop Harmony in both The Great Northern Union Chorus and a quartet called SWYPE.
I am the Western Regional (more or less west of the Mississippi River) VP of Sales and have been with the company for 14 years. Half of that time was spent in the lab, where I was developing/formulating new products or performing quality control, and the other half has been as a salesman. I am married with 3 kids from ages 8 to 2. They keep us plenty busy between school and activities. When we are not tied up with the kids’ activities I enjoy getting outdoors to hunt (or at least take in nature) and keeping my lawn nicely manicured. Taking in the occasional sporting event (primarily Hockey) has also grown in interest with my oldest child.
I am the primary R&D chemist for the company, in this role it is my goal to improve and innovate our product line. I do this with input from the company’s excellent team of chemists, a background in chemistry, and close contact with our sales teams. I have been with the company since the spring of 2016. In that time, I have worked in all aspects of our lab such as quality control, costumer troubleshooting, and formula development. I thoroughly enjoy the culture the company has created and opportunities the company has given me to not only learn, but to teach as well through our local student outreach program.
Personally, I love spend time with my family. I have a wonderful fiancé, a spirited daughter, and a fiercely loyal Siberian Husky. I also love to play hockey and do so weekly with a local league.
I graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College located in St. Peter, MN, with a degree in Chemistry in June of 2011 and have been working for ChemQuest ever since. In my Time at ChemQuest I have worked in the lab running quality control, developed custom carwash formulations, provided technical support, and I am now overseeing the quality management system for operations. This includes internal and external auditing. Outside ofChemQuest, I am an avid homebrewer and beer geek. I also enjoy the outdoors, including trips to the BWCA in northern Minnesota.
I am the “new guy” on the lab team at ChemQuest and will be coming up on 2 years with the company. Most of my time is taken up with ensuring quality and consistency of our products. Outside of that I work on developing formulas and improving current formulas and assist in answering chemical questions for the sales team and clients. Outside of ChemQuest I spend my time as a craft brewery representative, wakeboarding and fishing in the summer, hunting in the fall, and curling in the winter.