We are thrilled for you to read more about our amazing team and what makes Modern Metal Products so special. These employees focus on driving themselves through quality, as we know
Quality Products from Quality People.
Dave Pfieffer has been working for Modern Metal Products for 53 years. Dave is currently the President of MMP. What has helped Dave succeed throughout his years is Sheet Metal Engineering and design for our customer needs. As well as his agility to work with customers for development of their products and knowledge of equipment. When Pfieffer is not at work he enjoys golfing, traveling, and watching his grandchildren play sports. Dave is married to his wife Mary Jo where they have 2 boys and 5 grandkids.
Shawn Pfieffer has been working for Modern Metal Products for 33 years, Shawn is currently the Vice President and General Manager for MMP. Shawn is a well rounded businessman with tons of success. Being with the company for 33 years Shawn has been able to create and foster many relationships with our Customers, Employees, and Suppliers. Shawn being able to understand and work with each of these groups is vital in helping meet the expectations each of them have. In Shawn’s free time he enjoys golfing, trout fishing, biking, and being with his family. Shawn is married to his wife Julie and they have 3 boys, and one new daughter in law.
Dean Braget has been working at MMP for 2.5 years, he is one of our newer members of our team. Dean’s role is Operations Manager at MMP, in his roles using his skills with communication, ability to multi-task, and understanding sheet metal, helps him succeeded. When dean is not working, he loves to golf, fishing (summer and winter), as well as hunting. Dean grew up in Albert Lea MN, he has been living in Owatonna for over 35 years. He is married to his wife Cheryl, and they have 3 children and 7 grandchildren which keeps them busy.
Marcia Doherty has been with Modern Metal Products for going on a year, she is our Accounting Manager at MMP. Marica loves helping entrepreneurs navigate the world of business. Doherty loves working with a team, to try and make sure the task gets done the right way. She loves seeing continuous movement and her motto is “Keep Moving Forward”. When Marcia is not work at MMP, she loves to travel, spend time with her husband and grandchildren, as well as sewing quilts. Marcia is married to her husband Mike and has 3 children.
AJ Lindenbaum has worked at MMP for 1 year. It is his first position within the manufacturing industry. As our Sales Manager, AJ specializes in Sales, along with management of our Sales team and customers accounts. In his free time, AJ loves playing golf, watching sports, and spending time with friends and family. AJ is father to his 7-year-old dog Rory and spends lots of time with his parents and younger sister.
Terry Strand has been working at Modern Metal Products for close to a year, he is our Engineering Manager here. Terry is successful in his work because his attention to detail, ability to manage many projects, listening to all point of views and working with others to problem solve. When Strand is not at work, he loves spending time with family and friends, Biking, Hiking, and Cooking. Terry is father to his Two daughters and has 5 grandkids.
Tasha Nelson has been working at Modern Metal Products for 3 years, she is apart of our Sales team. Tasha’s customer service as well as willingness to assist others, learning agility, effective communication, and problem solving is what makes her very successful. When Tasha is not at MMP she is spending time with friends or family, watching sporting events, traveling, and taking adventures in their side by side. Tasha is currently engaged to her Fiancé Jami and is mother to her son Isaiah.
Deanna Laatsch is our Administrative Assistant; she has been working for Modern Metal Products for 11.5 years. Deanna is successful in her role because she is flexible when assisting others, knowledgeable and teaching of our software systems, and a very big team player. When Deanna is not at work, she is either camping, traveling, or hanging out with her friends and family. Deanna has been married for 27 years, her and her husband have 3 kids and a dog Max who she loves spending time with all.
Julie A. Lee has been working for Modern Metal Products for 8.5 years, she is our Office Administrator. What makes Julie successful is her willingness, task oriented, and her strive for accuracy. When Julie is not at MMP she enjoys listening to live music, fishing, riding bike, and spending time with friends and family. Julie is married and has 2 daughters and 3 stepsons.
Dale Levy has been working for Modern Metal Products for 34 years. Dale is a Quality Manager for MMP with the years he has put in, being very familiar with all the different work centers and tools we have at MMP has led to very much success. In his free time, he enjoys smoking meats, such as brisket and pork butt feeding his friends and family. Dale is married to his wife Donna for 4 years and together they have 7 children and 7 grandchildren.
Casey Batterson has been working at Modern Metal Products for 2.5 years he is on our Engineer team. Casey’s attention to detail and mechanical aptitude is what makes him succeed. When Casey is not working at MMP he enjoys riding bike as well as Cross Country Skiing in the winter months. Casey was raised in Rochester MN to a family of five and enjoys spending time with them all.
Barry Brocker has been working at Modern Metal Products for 37 years. Brocker is our Fabrication room supervisor he oversees all the machines and making them work properly. In his position what helps him succeed is being a people’s person, experience will ALL the machines, knowledge on all products we sell here at MMP, and putting a smile on someone’s face. Barry lives on a small farm, with a small herd of beef. Barry has been married for 33 years he has three children, which are a big part of his life. On Sundays in the fall, you will catch Barry in front of the TV watching the Vikings Game.
Bruce Yanke has been working at Modern Metal Products for 13 years, he is our Brake Press Department Lead. Bruce’s ability to have on hand skills of the machines, data entry, and education on different machines makes him successful at MMP. When Bruce is not working at MMP he enjoys, riding motorcycle, fishing, watching sports, and being outdoors.
Drew Hareid has been working at Modern Metal Products for 6 years. Drew is the finishing lead for MMP, he is a great leader with patience, huge people person and is an extremely hard worker for us. When Drew is not working, he is either Golfing, traveling, ATVing, being on the lake, or watching sports. Drew is married to Amanda, and they have 4 kids, they enjoy spending family time together by being outdoors. In the fall Drew enjoys watching the Green Bay Packers.
Lance Madson has been working at Modern Metal Products for 11 years, he is the Shipping Coordinator for us. Lance is very successful in his position because he is hard working, dedicated to the process, pays close to attention of details, and his good memory helps tons. When Lance isn’t working at MMP he is either golfing, riding motorcycles, taking the dog to the lake, or spending time with family and friends.
Our plant, located in southern Minnesota, produces a complete line of surface mounted, semi recessed and recessed AED and Fire Safety Cabinets. AED and Fire Safety cabinets made at Modern Metal Products are distributed globally. Modern Metal Products cabinets are made in the USA.
We build our products as though people's lives depended upon them. And they do.