MINDY (FOX) STrangstalien - VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
OFFICE: (715) 350-7404
ERIK HANLEY - ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
Erik brings a breadth of experience and depth of knowledge across numerous industries and academic areas; from chemical engineering to polymer processing, patent research and filing to teaching. The level of professionalism and passion he devotes to his engineering work, performing in Ironman and ultra-marathon races, or training as a paramedic, will enable him to be a natural advocate of our core values. His attention to detail, as demonstrated very readily by his academic success, will contribute directly to the quality of our products and success of our development effort. He has a proven track record in delivering solutions to complex problems and managing that complexity easily and simply. Erik has already proven that he lives to “Pursue Growth and Learning.”
MATTHEW HEGGE - SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
Matthew lands at Invisible Connect with 20+ years supporting users in the creative and corporate environment, primarily in the design, marketing, and photographic space. Primarily working with and supporting Apple products, he helped develop and implement strategies for creative workflow management, software and hardware deployment, Windows integration, asset management, network design and management, and coordinating hardware repair. His experience in graphic production enabled him to know what his team members were doing “in the trenches” and provide them with solutions so they could create great work. Matthew’s unique set of skills, both in the creative-thinking and the technical environments will provide a variety of opportunities for the development of the company and the products it produces and equip us to “Create Fun” everyday.
TIM KIEKHAFER - SOFTWARE ARCHITECT
Tim joins Invisible Connect with a deep understanding of and appreciation for software design and architecture. His experience spans many industry verticals including consumer application to department of defense solutions. He is an innovative technical professional with refined leadership skills, a comprehensive background in software development, and expertise in many competencies. He is a continual learner and seeks opportunities to learn new technologies and apply them in innovative ways. Tim has succeeded by surrounding himself with talent and proves Invisible Connect’s commitment to do the same.
JAMES MCDOUGALL - DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
James comes to Invisible Connect after years consulting with large and small, worldwide software and hardware companies pursuing new product licensing strategies. His focus during these years was on developing integration solutions and managing development cycles which often encompassed geographically and culturally diverse teams of software experts. His experience in software development and professional services brings Invisible Connect a breadth of knowledge on developing customer-centric products and better enables us to live our core value to “Wow the Customer.” He has a history of success developing innovative solutions across industries such as medical technology, enterprise solutions, and intelligent devices. His background in Electrical Engineering will allow him to see across all aspects of our product line to create a system-wide solution.
BRUCE NEVERDAHL - MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Bruce comes to Invisible Connect after year in automotive and industrial mechanics and studying mechanical design engineering. During his career he has excelled in his technical studies as well as in teaching and instruction; a set of skills highly valued by our team. His experience in mechanics, fabrication, and engineering design brings Invisible Connect a wide range of knowledge on process, materials, and 3-D modeling. His ability to take design concepts to models and prototypes will allow us to “Innovate Every Day” by bringing our teams ideas into physical space. Bruce has a proven history of exceptional problem solving skills and a wide range of knowledge associated with machinery and computer numerical controlled systems. In addition, his knowledge in manufacturing and material processing as well as mechanical engineering will allow him to see across all mechanical, process, and safety aspects of our products to create a system-wide solution.
PAT PAULSON - BUSINESS SYSTEMS DEVELOPER
Pat joins the Invisible Connect team with a prestigious career in engineering and education. His keen interest in applying engineering, manufacturing, educational, and legal experiences to solve problems that frighten others is precisely the passion we are instilling in our team. Pat has honed his interests and skills as a Professor at Winona State University and in business doing engineering and process work. At Winona State he has been twice awarded “E-Professor of the Year” for integrating technology with the student learning experience. He has broad experience solving not only engineering problems, but also manufacturing problems, improving processes, and updating front and back office technologies. His history of applying innovative thinking to many areas of the economy will better position Invisible Connect to “innovate everyday.” He has a proven history of “pursuing growth and learning.” He is a life long learner and looks for opportunities to extend himself into new areas. His personal tag line is “Provide leadership and guidance in the teaching of appropriate technology.” We are privileged to be on the receiving end of that leadership.
SCOTT STRANGSTALIEN - PRESIDENT
OFFICE: (715) 350-7402
GAVIN SUNDE - SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Gavin Sunde comes to Invisible Connect having recently finished his degree at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. We are very pleased to have drawn him back to the community and to have him on the team. Gavin graduated with a degree in Biology and a concentration in Microbiology, but his interests led him to change direction and pursue computer science. He has shown a strong aptitude for software engineering and excellent instincts on design and development. His interest and enthusiasm for the subject is apparent to everyone who talks to him. We are anxious for his input to the team. His decision to pursue computer science proves that he is “passionate and focused” and will encourage us all to follow his example.