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Team Bios

Senior Management

  • Phil Allen

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    “How much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!” — Romans 5:17

  • Bryan Van ltallie

    Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  — Philippians 4:13

  • Andy Zimmerman

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    “One who fears the future, who fears failure, limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again. There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail. What is past is useful only as it suggests ways and means for progress.” – Henry Ford

  • Kona

    Vice Pooch (VP) of Barketing

    Kona loves barking orders.

  • Drew Allen

    Director of Global Business Development

    “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” — Steve Jobs

  • Joan Aude

    Executive Assistant


  • Dan Hebeisen

    Director of Sales

    “I’ll be there in 5 minutes!” — *3 hours later*

  • Don Sparks

    Regional Sales Manager

  • Tamra Palmiere

    Sales Engineer, Western US & APAC

    “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.” -William Clement Stone

  • Nikki VenHorst

    Business Development Manager

    “Onward and upward!”

  • Bryce Brewer

    Business Development Engineer

    “Time will tell.”

  • Brad Lechton

    Business Development Engineer

    “There’s a story behind every person, a reason why they are the way they are. So, think about that before you judge someone.” – J. Cole

  • Chris Schneck

    Business Development Coordinator

    “‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.’ – Wayne Gretzky” – Michael Scott

  • Edna Houseman

    Business Development Executive

    “Whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart, as working for the Lord, not for man.” — Colossians 3:23

  • Angie Balk

    Business Development Executive


  • Bhanu Srilla

    Director of Technical Marketing

    “Ideas are everywhere. Execution is the key. Let’s make it happen!”


  • Nick Schiltz

    Content Marketing Specialist

    “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” ― Mark Twain

  • Brook Breitsprecher

    Tactical Marketing Coordinator

    “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.” — Brian Littrell

  • Shannon Evans

    Channel Marketing Coordinator

    “Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”


  • Mark Hockert

    Director of Engineering

    “Do not put off for tomorrow what you can do today.”

  • Ankit Pandey

    Senior Hardware Engineer

  • Troy Ryner

    Technical Support Specialist

    “Anticipation in itself is a sensory delight.”

  • Marcus Hill

    IIoT Software Engineer

    “Any verbose and tedious solution is error-prone because programmers get bored.” – Bjarne Stroustrup

  • Aaron Tuttle

    Product Technician



  • Isabelle Guitard

    Firmware IIoT Engineer

    “Science is magic that works.” — Kurt Vonnegut

  • Chris Newman

    IT Specialist


  • Hana Strickler


    “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler

  • Connie Lange

    Inventory Coordinator

    “Just sayin’.”

  • Nancy Slinskey

    Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk

  • Rita Brown

    Staff Accountant


  • Claire Coughlin

    Production Manager

    “Spread love everywhere you go.  Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” — Mother Teresa

  • James Bond

    Production Engineer

  • Brandon Westendorf

    Inventory Coordinator

  • Wanda Steward

    Production & Shipping Associate

    “No problem; small situation.”

  • Vickie Nelson

    Production Associate

    “All things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.”  — Romans 8:28

  • Babette Howard

    Production Associate

  • Ling Zou

    Production Associate

    “I’m so glad to work at Grace Engineered Products!”

  • Brett Hart

    Production Associate

  • Lyle Tharp

    Production Associate

  • Tammy Cash

    Janitor/Maintenance/Utility Worker