Meet the VistaTek team that strives to Outperform Expectations
Our team of professionals has extensive experience in moldmaking, injection molding, project management.
Dan Mishek | Managing Director | Co-Owner
Dan has been with Vista Technologies since 1998. He graduated from Mount Mercy College (’97) in Iowa with a double major in Marketing and Public Relations. Dan has been published in several national publications and has had the pleasure of speaking at national conventions on the topics of Additive manufacturing, moldmaking, and injection molding. Dan is also the President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE Section 22). He is married with four children and enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and collecting autographs/sports memorabilia.
Jennifer Sutherland | Director of Finance | Co-Owner
Jennifer received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University. Jennifer is actively involved with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, St. Paul Chapter 172. Jennifer was named “Young Engineer of the Year” by The Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 2006. She's married with a daughter and plays competitive golf and dominos.
Allen (Al) Mishek | Account Manager | Co-Owner
Al attended The University of Arizona and earned a degree in Economics and a Business minor. He was the Director of Additive Manufacturing at VistaTek. When VistaTek's focus turned to production tooling and injection molding, Al moved to the sales and marketing side of the business. Al's responsibilities include customer relations and project management. He also maintains the website, social media, and online marketing. He likes to golf, fish, and stays busy with 2 little ones that are running on all cylinders all the time.
Mel Flattum | Account Manager
She has been in manufacturing account management for over 15 years. She has focused many of those years on the medical market, and truly enjoys seeing a product through to fruition. At VistaTek Mel has also had the position as Injection Molding Production Scheduler. Mel has one son, and lives in Stillwater. In her free time she enjoys friends, Sunday football games, and still holds out hope for the Vikings to win the Superbowl.
Jesse McConaughey | Technical Tooling Manager
Jesse brings to VistaTek 15+ years of injection molding experience with the decade in project/program engineering working with prototype tooling to multi-cavity high volume molding. Jesse previously worked with VistaTek for 10 plus years both as a vendor and a customer. Jesse lives Somerset WI and unfortunately is an avid Packer Fan. He is married with 2 children and enjoy fishing, hunting and spending time at the cabin.
Tim Struemke | Program Manager
Tim has been involved in the plastic injection molding industry since 1992. He earned an associates degree in Machine Tooling Technics from the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College performing roles involving machining, CNC operations, tool and die making, tool design, mechanical design, and supervising. Tim furthered his education in 2007 studying Business Management at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul going on to manage teams, projects, and help to steer company activities. Tim is the Vice President of the St. Croix Valley SolidWorks User Group, is a Certified SolidWorks Professional since 2004, and has used SolidWorks mechanical design software since 1995. He lives in Somerset, WI with his wife and 4 children and enjoys family time, pontooning, fishing, hunting, ATV riding, snowmobiling, and his kids’ sporting activities.