ABOUT US

OEMs and architects are relieved when they work with us the first time, and once they know us, they trust that we will work in their best interests. We will support them, but more importantly, we will predict, and work to deliver great experiences. Anyone can design a product, but great partners help your business succeed.

The Team

Who We Are

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Mark Ciepluch

President

Professional Bio:

Mark is a degreed Electrical Engineer from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Mark spent 13 years in automotive and 8 years in aerospace. While in aerospace, he developed his leadership skills and left as a COO. The leadership team from Mark’s aerospace company purchased Vendura where they are busy implementing their entrepreneurial vision of Customer Delight through Employee Development and Empowerment.

Personal Bio:

Mark and Karyn have been married for more than 25 years and have 3 sons, ages 23, 21 and 19. They live in Muskego WI and besides visiting their children, they enjoy time at their vacation home in Door County WI.

Michelle Kartman

Director of Business Development

Professional:

Michelle Kartman is the Director of Business Development for Vendura Industries. Her 16+ years of experience in Interior Design and Project Management, within the commercial construction industry, makes her the perfect partner when it comes to assuring your project is a success. She is a patent holder that is passionate about providing solutions to her customers in the Healthcare and Behavioral Health Industry.

 

Personal:

Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband, Nate, their new baby girl, Taylor, and their dog, Colt. In the summers Michelle can be found riding her motorcycle, soaking up the sun at the lake, or enjoying the outdoors in other ways. In the winter, Michelle enjoys her time snowmobiling in the Mountains of Wyoming.

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Nick Lohr

Project Manager

Professional:

 

Nick graduated from Edgewood College in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. After school, Nick worked various jobs in the construction industry until hired at Vendura in 2019 as a Project Manager. Nick's favorite part of being a Project Manager is developing relationships with customers and working to overcome different challenges everyday.

 

Personal:

 

Outside of work, Nick enjoys staying busy with his many hobbies. Whether he is backpacking, camping, cross country skiing, or taking ATV trips in Northern Wisconsin, he is always looking for an adventure. Nick completed the tasks of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail in 2017. When he's not spending time outdoors, Nick enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing video games.

Cristina Nagle

Office Manager

Professional:

 

Cristina is the Office Manager at Vendura Industries. She has been with Vendura for 9 years and is known as the backbone of our company. She does a great job getting things done and holding others accountable. Cristina handles everything from accounting and payroll to purchasing and shipping. If you call Vendura and get her on the phone, she will surely be able to get you where you need to go!

 

Personal:

 

Most of the time when Cristina is not at the office she can be found outside. She loves to travel, tend to her garden, and go on long walks with her husband and their dog, Daisy. She finds much joy in supplying her family and the Vendura team with her amazing baked goods and other recipes from back home. Cristina also loves to spend time visiting her son, Sebastian, in Minnesota.

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Ryan McCartney

Director of Business Development

Professional:

 

Ryan is a Director of Business Development specializing in multi-unit builds. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Finance. Since joining Vendura Industries in 2020, he has found many markets that require a change for the better. Whether it’s a new apartment building, condo, senior living or hospitality-based project, Ryan works with teams of all levels to supply solutions and products that mitigate risk and save developers time and money.

 

Personal:

 

When Ryan is not at Vendura you can probably catch him cheering on the Green Bay Packers or watching a Conor McGregor highlight reel. Ryan loves to be on the water, whether it is boating and fishing in the summer or ice fishing with his buddies in the winter. Aside from the water and sports, Ryan loves hanging out with his girlfriend, Tessa, and his dog, Grizzly.

Shawn Ryan

Manufacturing Engineer

Professional:

 

Shawn graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Environmental Design. He has 21 years of experience working in the design/engineering field for different industries. He has worked at Vendura Industries since 2017 as the Manufacturing Engineer.

 

Personal:

 

Shawn has two children and two stepchildren that always keep him on his toes, as he enjoys spending time with them in his free time. He is an avid sports fan and  played football at Northern Michigan University. Today, he is a bit more content watching the kids carry on the tradition.

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David Rusher, CCT/CP

Compliance/Quality Manager

Professional:

David Rusher graduated from the Home Builder Institute of Technology in Reno, NV in 1990. After college, David spent nine years working in the field of agricultural science in California. In 2000, David relocated to Pardeeville, WI to pursue in situ polymerization. David joined the Vendura team in 2012 where he has pursued in his role as a Compliance/Quality Manager. David is the science behind the production, creating precise formulas to meet the criteria of every customer’s request. 

 

Personal: 

In 1993, David married his wife, Kelly, and raised two boys together. David and Kelly have enjoyed making private stock fruit wines to share with family and friends on special occasions for the past 16 years. One of David’s favorite hobbies is collecting rare silver coins and bars. He took interest at the age of ten, and it remains one of his favorite hobbies along with in-situ polymerization.

Jack Kautzer

Account Manager

Professional:

 

Jack is the Account Manager at Vendura Industries, working with the team to ensure that interactions between Vendura and it's clients are seamless and efficient. Additionally, Jack enjoys using his skillset manage the company's website and social media accounts. Jack is always thinking of innovative ways to improve the company and strives to integrate the newest technological advancements to the company.

Personal:

 

Outside of work, Jack is passionate about soccer and spends a lot of his time playing. In addition to soccer, Jack is an avid fan of both the Packers and Bucks. Jack loves to spend time with his family and friends, whether it be spending the day on the water, catching a game, or relaxing back at home.

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