Meet the Team

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Linda Scher

Owner, CEO and Board Chair

Linda and her sister Diane DesLauriers are co-owners of HMMI. Linda serves as CEO and Board Chair.

BS - University of Minnesota (1989)
Executive MBA - University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management (2004)

Drew Olson

Drew Olson

Director of Operations

Drew started his manufacturing career in 1987 at Terex as a Welder. In 1997 he became a Robot Programmer and moved up to Leadman in 2001. He held a position as supervisor of the weld shop from 2003 to 2010. In 2010, he moved to HMMI, where he has worked as the Plant Manager before becoming Director of Operations in 2017. Drew has training in implementation of Lean Manufacturing.

Brandi Griffith

Brandi Griffith

Director of HR

Brandi has lived in Huron, South Dakota, her entire life. She entered the manufacturing business in 2011 as an Office Administrator with HMMI. In 2013, she moved into Purchasing, and in 2014 was promoted to Materials Manager and also earned her certification as an ISO auditor. She became Office Manager in 2016.

Brad Mandel

Brad Mandel

Safety Manager

Brad has 25 years of manufacturing and machining experience specializing in large weldments. He has been with HMMI for 19 years, with 15 of those years as a Machinist/Programmer and most recently as the HMMI Safety Manager. Brad has been trained in OSHA 30 HR General Safety and Health. He is a certified forklift trainer and has earned the South Dakota Safety Certificate. He is currently working towards earning the National Safety Council Advanced Safety Certificate. Brad is a member of the South Dakota Safety Council and the Nation Safety Council.

Alex King

Alex King

Financial Manager

Alex grew up in Huron and received a Business Administration degree from Dallas Christian College. Prior to joining HMMI, he worked in banking. Alex has been with HMMI since 2015, when he was originally hired as the Office Manager. He is now the Financial Manager.

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Kris Waldner

Machine Shop Supervisor

Kris has been in the industry since 1992, welding and machining. Worked previously at Telelect and Jeluss Manufacturing. Started at HMMI on 9/11/17 as a machinist and became machine shop supervisor on 12/3/18/

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Jon Rearick

Quality Assurance Manager

Jon spent the last 22 years in manufacturing and paint, from building cattle shuts in Kansas to a paint shop in Huron to welding booms. He has been with HMMI for 14 years and became Quality Assurance Manager 12/3/18.

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Dan Flanagan

Director of Sales

Dan has helped global manufacturers reduce supply chain complexity and improve their KPIs (Cost/Quality/Delivery) for over two decades. On the shop floor and in the conference room, he works to identify, understand and solve customers’ problems. He has sold industrial labels, pressure sensitive electronics and nameplates for 15 years; in-mold decoration for 4 years; enterprise software for 4 years; capital medical equipment for 5 years; and orthotics and prosthetics for 3 years. Dan joined HMMI in December 2019 and resides in Hartford, WI.

Contact our team to learn more about our manufacturing services or discuss your next project.