Leadership

Rick Walters

Rick Walters

President and CEO

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Years of Service at DeKALB

Since December 1978, when DeKALB first opened its doors.

Current Role

Leading a great team to success.

What are you most passionate about professionally?

Integrity as a company. Customer service and relationships are meaningful and real at DeKALB.

What is your favorite way to spend a weekend?

Enjoying quality time with family and friends, attending a Tigers game, or on the golf course.

Gerry Schafer

Gerry Schafer

Engineering/Quality Manager

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Years of Service at DeKALB

Since August 2012.

Current Role

Facilitating engineering and quality functions in new product launches while ensuring the high standards at DeKALB remain strong, effective, and exceed the expectations of our customers.

What do you have a knack for?

Program management and development; making sure customer expectations are met throughout the entire process.

What are you most passionate about professionally?

Doing it right the first time.

Marcia Lee

Marcia Lee

Human Resources Manager

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Years of Service at DeKALB

Since October 2013.

Current Role

Planning and implementing company programs and policies, including staffing, compensation, benefits, employee relations, and training programs for all levels of staffing.

What do you have a knack for?

Employee relations - making sure that employees feel comfortable coming to me with any issues/concerns they might have.

What are you most passionate about professionally?

Staying current with legal issues and requirements to ensure that DeKALB is compliant and understands potential repercussions.

Steve Boyd

Materials Manager

Years of Service at DeKALB

Since November 2016.

Current Role

Overseeing and directing departmental employees.

What are you most passionate about professionally?

Continuous improvement.

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend?

Spending time with the family.

Lisa Cashel

Lisa Cashel

Controller

Years of Service at DeKALB

Since November 2016 (previously from 2013 – 2014)

Current Role

Helping others understand the numbers so we can make the right decisions to achieve our goals.

What are you most passionate about professionally?

Seeing others succeed and developing their skills to be a better person.

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend?

Golfing and riding my motorcycle in the summer; riding my snowmobile in the winter.

Doug Bonecutter

Doug Bonecutter

Director of Operations

Years of Service at DeKALB

Since January 2017

Current Role

To lead the operation team and develop an expectation of excellence through continuous improvement activities.

What do you have a knack for?

I am a task reduction specialist – if there is waste I will find it.

Where can we find you when you’re not working?

Coaching youth sports or on the golf course.

Cher Quaintance

Cher Quaintance

New Business Development

Years of Service at DeKALB

Since February 2017

Current Role

Researching new sales opportunities and finding new applications for structural foam and gas assist, all while building new relationships and providing every client with the best customer service.

What do you have a knack for?

Spreading an infectious positive attitude and being devoted to people and to what I do!

Where can we find you when you’re not working?

Having a glass of wine and laughing with my family and friends!

Sales

Amy Glick

Amy Glick

Sales Rep

Direct Line:
(260) 868 - 6731
E-mail:
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Years of Service at DeKALB

Since November 2003.

Current Role

Developing new business with existing customers.

What are you most passionate about professionally?

Taking care of customers and resolving the problem at hand.

What is your favorite way to spend a weekend?

Relaxing or working on a stained glass project.

Diane Fogle

Diane Fogle

Customer Service Representative

Years of Service at DeKALB

Since August 2003.

Current Role

Being a support bridge of communication between our customers and DeKALB.

Where can you be found when you're not working?

Spending time with family and friends.

What is your favorite way to spend a weekend?

Outside with family and playing golf (weather permitting).

Engineering

Chris Clear

Chris Clear

Product Engineer

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Years of Service at DeKALB

Since September 2000.

Current Role

Technical support, sales, new program reviews, tooling builds

What does your typical day look like?

Typical? What is that?

What is your favorite project you've worked on at DeKALB?

Too many to pick just one. Saving time, saving money, saving trees, solving problems - we're in!

Jim Burns

Jim Burns

Quality Engineer

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Years of Service at DeKALB

Since February 1979.

Current Role

Facilitating the ISO program, New Product Launch process, and Nonconforming / Root Cause / Corrective Action process; oversee day-to-day operations of the Quality program.

What are you most passionate about professionally?

Quality and getting the outcome correct the first time.

What would be impossible for you to give up?

My religion, my family, and my integrity.

Mike Campbell

Mike Campbell

Improvement Engineer

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Years of Service at DeKALB

Since August 2010.

Current Role

Set-up and Tooling group leader and Manufacturing Improvement support.

What is your favorite project you've worked on at DeKALB?

Project Manager for the B90 Installation / B-30 Automation Installation.

Where can you be found when you're not working?

High school hockey with my son or Baton & Cheerleading with my daughter.

William Miles

William Miles

Manufacturing Engineer

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Years of Service at DeKALB

Since April 2013.

Current Role

Determining the best processes to run products while providing customers with what they need in the way they requested.

What do you have a knack for?

Working with all parties involved, from the customer to the operator and manager, and helping them work together to ensure quality parts are made and out the door on time.

What is your favorite way to spend a weekend?

At the campground with extended family and friends, fishing, working on projects with my brother-in-laws, and photography trips with my wife.