Michael J. Degen
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Degen has been CEO of Nortech Systems since May 2002; he also held the title of President from May 2002 until February 2013. Mr. Degen has been a director of the Company since May 1998. He has nearly 40 years of manufacturing and industrial experience, including a 17-year career with The Toro Company, a manufacturer of lawn mowers, snow throwers and other products. His positions at Toro included Managing Director, Worldwide Parts, and most recently, Managing Director, Worldwide Operations. He held previous positions with Honeywell and Pako Corporation
Richard G. Wasielewski
President, Chief Operating Officer and CFO
Mr. Wasielewski was named President and Chief Operating Officer in February 2013. He joined Nortech in 2004 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; he was named a Senior Vice President in 2008. From 2000 until his employment by the Company, he was Controller/Senior Director, Planning, Wholesale and Operations of Select Comfort Corporation, a manufacturer and retailer of premium air mattresses. He previously was the CFO/Vice President of Finance and Administration for Lycro Products, Inc., Wakarusa, Indiana, and held various senior financial management positions with The Toro Company from 1983 to 1995.
Curtis J. Steichen
Senior VP/Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
Mr. Steichen has been Senior Vice President/Chief Marketing & Sales Officer since January 2012. Prior to that, since November 2008, he was Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations. From May 2005 through October 2008, he was the Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Before joining Nortech Systems, he held North American and international sales and marketing assignments with Graco Inc. Industrial Automotive Equipment Division as Director of Sales and Marketing, Minneapolis. Prior to Graco, his background includes 10 years with the Hoffman Enclosures subsidiary of Pentair, Inc., Minneapolis, and 11 years with General Electric’s Electrical Distribution and Control Division, Plainville, Conn.
Jill D. Hesselroth
Vice President of Global Supply Chain/EMS
Ms. Hesselroth joined Nortech Systems in June 2011. Previously she was Vice President of Global Operations and Logistics with Zimmer Spine, a division of Zimmer, Inc. Her 20-year supply chain career also includes management positions with Andersen Corporation, Grammer, St. Jude Medical and The Gillette Company.