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Celebrating New Employees and Position Changes at LaForce

LaForce is proud to welcome 11 new employees to the team this month, as well as announce five position changes for current employees.

 New Team Members

In the Green Bay office, Reid Kuepers began as a Staff Accountant – Payables and Andrew Hajny started as a Project Engineer. Both Jessica Badtke and Kailey Trudeau joined the team as Takeoff Estimators. Marta Pelishek started as a Wood Door Estimator and Melanie Slusarek began as a Small Project Specialist. Candy Moreno joined the Electronic Security System team as a Project Coordinator. Matt Knutson and Kaihla McMahon started as Hollow Metal Detailers and Jose Nieto Tapia began as a Painter.

 In the Vernon Hills office, Ben Nantell began as an Account Manager.  

Position Changes

In the Green Bay office, Jamie Hunter (Project Coordinator) transitioned into a new role as a Hollow Metal Specialties Buyer. Blair Des Jardin (Hollow Metal Estimator) began a new position as a Hollow Metal Estimating Manager.

 In the Austin office, Austin Wheless (Account Manager) stepped into a new role as the San Antonio Account Manager. In the Milwaukee office, Cheenou Xiong (Security Integration Support) began a new position as a Security Integration Account Manager/Project Support. In the Madison office, Erich Gutsmiedl (Project Engineer) began a new role as an Engineering Project Manager.  

 We wish these employees luck as they begin – and continue – their careers at LaForce!

Join the Team

Are you interested in having the opportunity to challenge yourself, learn new skills, and advance your career? You can expect all this and more with a career at LaForce. Learn more about our benefits, open positions, and what you can expect as one of our employees on our Careers page

 About LaForce:

LaForce, Inc. is one of the largest distributors of door opening products, solutions, and services in the United States. We offer services in doors, frames, hardware, keying, building specialties, architectural services, fire door inspections, pre-install, install, and customized pre-finishing, along with our security division, known as Electronic Security Systems. Headquartered in Green Bay, WI since 1954, we now operate 14 locations throughout the country. For more information, please visit