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The Dickson Team

Meet The Team

When every point matters, you have to start with a great team. 


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Rick Weiler
President and CEO
About 1 year

Rick is the former President and CEO of Atlas Material Testing. When not watching his kids compete in sports, he's often competing himself.

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Fred Kirsch
VP of Manufacturing and Engineering
Over 34 years

Fred's a Chicago sports fan of the highest order, cheering on the Cubs, Bears, and Hawks to victory alongside his family and two dogs.

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Chris Sorensen
VP of Marketing and Sales
About 33 years

Chris finds real enjoyment in college sports. Only his family and his job receive more of his time.

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Matt McNamara
Director of Product Management
Almost 10 years

Our resident tinkerer, Matt enjoys photography, global travel, and DIY projects. Other than Dickson, he's worked for Habitat for Humanity.

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Antoine Nguyen
Director of Services
About 3 years

Joining us with nearly 20 years of compliance experience, when not working Antoine's traveling the globe and visiting the beach with family.

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Mark Solak
Director of Compliance
8 months

Previously a 30-year Motorolan, when he is not cooking or playing guitar, you can find Mark watching his kids play baseball or softball.


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Accounting and Human Resources

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Sue Webb
Human Resource Manager
Over 27 years

When not spending time with her grandson, Sue can often be found reading, cooking, or reading while cooking.

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Nancy Swanson
Accounting Manager
Over 17 years

Nancy is an outdoor enthusiast. When she isn't on the water paddle boarding or skiing, she can be found on the golf course.

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Michele Thompson
Accounts Payable
Almost 26 years

A former part of our Customer Service team, Michele enjoys reading and gardening, as long as she isn't traveling with her husband.


Engineering and Technical Support

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Steve Thompson
Documentation and Testing Manager
Over 21 years

Steve is a true Chicago sports fan. When he isn't cheering his teams or traveling with his wife, he's busy striking out... at bowling.

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Kelly Giardino
Technical Support Manager
About 26 years

Kelly can happily say that she's worked in every department we have. She's often practicing yoga and cooking with family when not at work.

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John Schmitz
Sr. Quality Manager
Over 1 year

John enjoys jet skiing, but he loves playing with his grandchildren and the work he does volunteering with Jr. High students more.

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Juanita Sinon
Calibration Coordinator and Test Engineer
About 6 years

A former Electronic Tech, Juanita loves her kids. She's also an avid football fan, whether she's cheering on her kids or favorite NFL team.

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Christopher Krajewski
Product Engineer
Over 7 years

A car guy, you're likely to find Chris snowboarding down the peaks. When he isn't, he's probably finding Nemo in one of his reef tanks.

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Karen Dargenio
Application Specialist Engineer
About 19 years

When not running the bases in her co-ed softball league, Karen can be found at the Yoga studio or walking her Dachshund Frankie.

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David L. Craig
Application Specialist Engineer
Over 1 year

Many wouldn't think that being an outdoor enthusiast and a tech savant would run parallel, but not for David. He loves both.

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Dean Tjaden Jr.
Electronic Engineer
Over 23 years

Products and Services

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Jesus Zambrano
Associate Product Manager
8 months

Jesus joins us with a background in sales and business analysis. He enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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George Sorensen
Associate Product Manager - eLearning
Almost 2 years

George is a chain smoker (of meats) and an avid fan of live music. Prior to joining Dickson, he worked in Hospitality and Logistics.

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Raul Lopez
Validation Engineer
Over 3 years

A former quality assurance supervisor and ops lead, when not working he enjoys bike riding, photography, and tinkering with new technology.

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Adam Schuller
Validation Engineer
12 months

Adam joins the team with a background in validation and R&D. When not working, he likes to hang out at the pool and local music venues.

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Dustin Park
Validation Engineer
11 months

A former product development engineer, Dustin enjoys spending time with family & friends, Netflix binging, and rooting for the Lakers.

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Isaac Gerke
Validation Engineer
11 months

With a background in Biomedical Engineering, Isaac spends his free time designing environments for games and maintaining his aquarium.

Sales and Marketing

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Ryan Vandenack
Regional Sales Director
Almost 6 years

From Sound Recording to Dickson, Ryan has proven he moves to our beat. He's often dancing to Chelsea Dagger and traveling with his wife.

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Hilary Stapula
Regional Sales Director
About 3 years

Hilary is an avid runner, cyclist, and watercolor artist. She and her husband also often tackle renovation projects with help from YouTube.

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Jessie Morgan
Business Development Manager
About 3 years

A fitness enthusiast, Jessie still finds time to dabble in local cuisine. She keeps her friends and family top of mind, all the time.

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David Yew
Business Development Manager
Almost 3 years

Don't think sports nuts are data nerds? Then you've never played daily fantasy sports against David. Watch out come baseball season.

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Karin Lynch
Sales and Support Associate
About 3 years

Karin Lynch is an outdoor enthusiast that enjoys yoga, her family and her friends, though not necessarily in that order.

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Alisa Helstad
Sales and Services Specialist
Over 1 year

Alisa swims with the sharks. It's why she dreams of one day running onto the TV show Shark Tank to pitch her newest business idea.

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Eric Holthus
Sales and Services Specialist
Over 1 year

Eric is always ready to tee it up on the links and in sales. The result may not always be an Ace, but he's always pin seeking.

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Fred Lee
Sales and Services Specialist
9 months

Fred has made a habit of finding ways to make a difference, be it in his community, in nature, or within the family he loves.

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Evan Gronlund
Sales and Services Specialist
8 months

A former outside sales rep, in his free time you can find Evan golfing, cooking, or shredding the slopes on his snowboard.

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Rachel Kellett
Marketing Coordinator
Over 2 years

Always on the lookout for a great new pop culture reference from TV or Film, Rachel enjoys to cook when she isn't running with her dog.

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Marcy Somenek
Graphic Designer
Almost 2 years

A graphic designer with a marketing background, Marcy is a fan of dogs. Jack is her favorite. Downward Dog is second.


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Jimmy Springer
Operations Manager
Almost 7 years

A former Harley salesman and bouncer, Jimmy loves spending time under the stars with his family and creating art for his home.

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Jennifer Pawlak
Materials and Production Planner
Over 11 years

Though Jennifer enjoys being engrossed in a good book, she loves to travel with family. She's worked with Carlton Cards and CDW.

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Rudy Reza
Field Technician
Over 3 years

An interest in electronics that's shown throughout his career, Rudy enjoys sports and traveling when he doesn't have his hands on devices.

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Jeff Stone
Calibration Technician
Almost 19 years

Jeff, a family man, is A Chicago baseball South Sider. He also enjoys music and is happy to say he's been at Dickson for more than 15 years.

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Gary Brill
Calibration Technician
Over 6 years

From the Docks to Dickson, there are three words you can use to best define Gary outside of work. Faith. Family. Sports.

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Roger Saverino
Shipping and Receiving
Over 2 years

Family is everything to Roger. When not with his wife and twins, he's playing any one of a variety of sports or taking part in Crossfit IWT.

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Sue Scotti
Almost 8 years

Susan can often be found doing any one of the following activities: Reading, crocheting or reading about crocheting.

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Thomas Hodorowski
Production Assistant
Over 1 year

While focusing awareness on the present moment, Thomas enjoys taking in a game from the local Chicago Bulls and making a quality sandwich.

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Balraj Hundal
Machine Operator
Almost 40 years
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Sarmista Patel
Almost 10 years
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Maria Banuelos
Over 19 years
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Yolanda Aillon
Production Data Entry
About 20 years