LaForce Leadership

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Ken Metzler
Chairman of the Board


Brian Mannering
President / CEO

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Jeff McGlachlin
Vice President

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John Knier
Vice President

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Jill Pruski

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Jonah Behrend

Customer Support TEAM

Director of Aftermarket Sales & Security Integration: John Gillis
Director of Contractor Sales: Patrick Connelly
Director of Branch Operations & Vernon Hills: John Knier
Appleton Operations:
Jason Decur
Austin Operations: Lucas Meneghini
Cincinnati Operations: Tom Gaible
Columbus Operations: Tim Sizer

Detroit Operations: Kevin Letto
Indianapolis Operations: Josh Pascoe
Madison Operations: John DiLoreto
Milwaukee Operations: Paul Olson
Phoenix Operations: Jerry Shown
Willowbrook Operations: Daryl Linnert
Engineering: Chad Mehlberg
Installation & Pre-Installation: Jack Cole
Architectural Services:Bill Nusbaum



The LaForce Mission

To provide expert technical knowledge, service and door opening solutions which protect life safety and building security.  We deeply value our strong relationships with business partners, clients and associates, developed through professionalism and integrity, while supporting a continuous growth culture.


Our Core Values

 We believe in…….

  • Uncompromising standards and integrity that guide us to do the right thing the first time.
  • Continuous improvement because we're driven to be the best.
  • Professionalism that shows even in the most difficult circumstances.
  • Strong work ethic which is at the core of our company's success.
  • Employee development and wellness.  We sincerely care about their well being as they are the backbone of our business.
  • Community responsibility so that others can have the same opportunities we have had.
  • Protecting our legacy and reputation so that we never forget our roots and what we stand for.
  • Profitability, as without it we cannot carry out our mission.