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 Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Tooling. 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 Operations | 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 lives in Roseville and enjoys the short drive to work. She's married with a daughter and plays competitive golf and dominos.
Allen (Al) Mishek | Sales & Marketing | 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. Al and his family live in Shakopee. He likes to golf, fish and attempts to balance his loyalty of the Minnesota Vikings and his fantasy football team.
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.
Patrick Crosby | Project Manager
Patrick joined VistaTek's team in May 2005. He graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in Design Technology. Patrick started off in the Additive Manufacturing division and then moved up to be RP Supervisor. He now works closely with customers managing their tooling and injection molding projects. He grew up in Anoka, Minnesota. He enjoys spending time with family, the outdoors and long distance running; some of his accomplishments include finishing the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Twin Cities Marathon.