Team & Advisory Board
Brad FischerSenior Business AdvisorRapid City Office
Brad Fischer covers the western region of South Dakota. Prior to joining SDMTS as a business advisor, Brad served as a Plant Metallurgist, Quality Control Manager, Tool and Die Manager, Engineering Manager, Technical/ Sales and Marketing Director, Director of Operations and Regional Manager with nearly 30 years of experience in manufacturing.
Kellie Ecker KolbSenior Business AdvisorAberdeen & Watertown Office
Kellie Ecker Kolb is a Business Advisor covering the northeastern part of the state. Throughout her career she has worked in the newspaper, healthcare and banking industry. Prior to MTS, she served as the executive director for a workforce training and corporate education organization. Kellie’s focus is in coaching, corporate training and development, Training Within Industry (TWI), Lean tools, Technology Driven Market Intelligence (TDMI), Technology Scouting, and Lean Leadership for Supervisors.
Pete MenkeBusiness AdvisorSioux Falls Office
Pete Menke is a Business Advisor for South Dakota Manufacturing & Technology Solutions. Pete has spent his career working in the manufacturing industry, focusing on process improvement and scheduling process. Pete helps organizations identify opportunities, develop sustainable processes, and can also help uncover if automation makes sense for different parts of their processes.
Advisory Board Members
Tim Hanigan, Banner Engineering
Scott Reisenauer, B9 Creations
Eric Hansen, Sioux Corporation
Gary Larson, Electronic Systems, Inc.
James Girard, DeSCo Architectural
James Sebert, Dakota Pump
Dean Jensen, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Joe Fiala, South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development
Mark Slade, South Dakota Small Business Development Center