Leadership - Laser 1 Technologies

Leadership

Who We Are

Whether you need a single mockup, qualification prototypes or high volume production, we can support you through your design, engineering and production stages. We have the ability to provide you with fast turn prototypes and we can gear up for economical high volume production. Our Engineers can advise you on what the most cost effective manufacturing methods are for your product.

Our Mission

If you have a project requiring high quality laser cutting, machining, stamping or custom fabrication, then Laser 1 Technologies is the company for you. We have the resources and technology to meet your most complex cutting needs.

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Don Walsh
President/CEO
Don is the Co-founder of Laser 1 Technologies and an entrepreneur who is implementing his vision of growth for the Company. Don has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in areas of machining, laser cutting, programming, and prototyping as well as over 35 years in manufacturing.

During his career Don has managed all production processes for a multitude of businesses. Don’s business expertise along with his knowledge of the manufacturing industry enables Laser 1 to be proficient and competitive.

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Alexandra Walsh
General Manager
Alexandra has over 10 years’ experience in manufacturing along with a management background.

She monitors efficiency and planning throughout the company, along with managing customer, employee, and vendor relations. Her understanding of process flows, lean manufacturing, and fast-paced production makes her an excellent part of the management team.

Alexandra is a graduate from Anoka Technical College with A.S. Degree in Mechanical Designing/Drafting.

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Adam Heifort
Sales
Adam joined Laser 1 in September of 2016. He has worked in multiple areas of manufacturing and has a vast knowledge of the applications and processes. This knowledge, along with previous sales experience allows him to provide excellent customer service when discussing potential new projects.

Among many things, he values the opportunity to take on challenging projects and build relationships.

Adam graduated from Alexandria Technical and Community College in 2011 with a degree in Welding.

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Gary Eager
Estimator
Gary has over 40 years of experience in manufacturing and has worked in almost every area of production from the shop floor to management.

Gary’s great knowledge of manufacturing processes play a very significant role in quoting methodology.

He enjoys interactions with customers and helping them with any issues regarding materials and production practices.

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Mitchell Thomes
Shop Supervisor
Mitchell has worked in manufacturing for over 10 years. He handles daily scheduling, efficiency monitoring, and aids in purchasing.

His ability to adapt to the ever changing fast-paced production environment allows him to overcome any problems that arise.

Mitchell’s position plays a significant role in on-time deliveries and his skills in supervising, problem-solving, and planning make him an essential part of Laser 1.

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Mike Bolander
Quality
Mike joined the Laser 1 team in February of 2014.

He has a mechanical background with over 5 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry.

Mike’s knowledge and understanding of drawing specifications and quality practices make him an integral part of operations.

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Jackie Anderson
Office Manager
Jackie is an experienced bookkeeper and office manager. She has over 15 years of experience in office management. Over 10 of those years she spent in mechanical and manufacturing environments.

Jackie’s knowledge of manufacturing processes and her attention to details makes her an instrumental part of Company’s operations and support.

Jackie holds and Administrative Assistant Degree from Century College and Associate Degree in Applied Science from Century College.

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David Mao
CAD/Laser Programmer
David has been with Laser 1 since August of 2017. He has extensive knowledge of CNC programming, CAD and SolidWorks which enables him to efficiently and effectively program and operate multiple machines.

His understanding and capability to use varies software allows him to aid in the design and drawing of both simple and complex parts.

David has an Associate degree in CNC Operation and Programming from Saint Paul College. He also holds certification in SolidWorks.

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Laura Walsh
Data Entry
Laura has over 12 years of experience in clerical positions which makes her a valuable administrative support for Laser 1.

Laura processes purchase orders, manages pre-production processes, and aids in scheduling. Her attention to detail and clerical knowledge makes her proficient in her position and a fundamental asset to the Laser 1 team.

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Tavia VanZuilen
Administrative Assistant
Tavia joined Laser 1 in May of 2019. She is instrumental in many pre-production processes such as purchasing, scheduling, data entry, and material planning.

Tavia also assists with applications in marketing and continuous improvement. Her versatility and commitment to excellence makes her a solid performer and a great addition to the Company.