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Celebrating New Employees and Position Changes at LaForce!

Company News

LaForce is proud to welcome 32 new employees to the team, as well as announce the position changes of 8 current staff members.

New Team Members

LaForce’s Green Bay team welcomed MacKensie Lemke as a Logistics Support Rep I, Otis Pelmer as a Metal Frame Detailer, Joy Burgbacher as a Bid Assistant, Nicholas Eberhardy as a Youth Apprentice, Casiano Astorga and Drua Yang as 2nd Shift Metal Fabricators, Hugo Lopez as a Welder, Alex Mendez-Arias as a 2nd Shift Welder, Amy Van Stippen as a Regional Sales Manager, Lisa Borkovec as a Security Administrative Assistant, Micah Tolley as an Installer, Nicci Stineman as a Small Project Specialist, Bryanna Boese as an Administrative Assistant, Matt Hahn as an Estimator, Bob Bergstrom as an Environmental, Health and Safety Manager, Mackenzie Konitzer as an HR Generalist, Jake Skalecki as a Metal Frame Detailer, Nicole Poley as the PR & Events Coordinator, Jessica Banuelos as an IT Programmer/Analyst, and Marc Heimer will be returning to LaForce as a Contract Training Manager.

In Appleton, we welcomed Justin Kempf as a Project Manager. Jared Pierce started as a Security Project Manager in Warren, MI. Tim Schlueter started as a Warehouse/Driver in Milwaukee, WI. Austin Nguyen started as a Project Coordinator in Madison, WI. Kenny Gardner started as a Small Project Specialist in Cincinnati, OH. Ryan Fogarty started as a Security Field Technician in Vernon Hills, IL. Matt Wiggins started as a Receiving/Shipping Technician in Indianapolis, IN. Vincent Taylor and Steve Coffman started as Receiving/Shipping Technicians, and Jeanne Trepanier and Tray Horton as Account Managers in Austin, TX. Finally, our newest location in Fort Collins, CO welcomed Phillip Lewis as a Technician.

Position Changes

Green Bay changes include Ethan Kocian (IT Support Intern) transitioned into a new role as a Full-time IT Support Technician, Dan Novak (Install Project Coordinator) transitioned into a new role as an Install Project Manager. Nikki Estel (Administrative Assistant) transitioned into a new role as a Contract Administrator. Craig Pryes (Painter Lead) has transitioned into a Shipping Coordinator. Matt Wrycha (Senior Project Accountant) has moved into an Accounts Receivable Manager position effective immediately.

Ian Hanseter (Minneapolis) and Ryan Pistone (Milwaukee) transitioned from Contract Sales Project Coordinators into new roles as Contract Sales Project Managers. John Duncan (Willowbrook) transitioned from Security Project Coordinator into a new role as Security Project Manager.

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

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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.

About LaForce

LaForce 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 15 locations throughout the country. For more information, please visit