Superior Die Set Announces New Roles for Key Personnel

Superior Die Set is pleased to announced a series of promotions to match their leadership talent to their expanding business priorities.

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“These individuals have contributed significantly to our companies’ success in serving our clients and are an important part of our future,” states Casey Janiszewski, President and CEO.

Lynette J. Ellman, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer
Lynette started with the company in 1983. As her education, experience and abilities grew, she continued to take on progressively more challenging roles, including her latest – appointment to CFO. As CFO, her responsibilities include financial statement preparation and presentation, information systems, cash and risk management for Superior Die Set and its subsidiaries, Greendale Precision Services and Superior International Resources.  In addition, she interprets and consolidates the financials from the Polish facilities, FCPK. She holds a BA degree from Lakeland College and a CPA.

In her spare time she enjoys family, friends and riding her Harley both within the area and throughout the United States.

Mark Ullstrup, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Mark has been with Superior Die Set since 1981, when he was hired in the Customer Service Department.  One year later, Superior opened their Mold Base Division and Mark was selected to handle product and service duties.  He furthered his business knowledge by working with Superior’s top management in this new product division. Mark has worked in various areas of the company including drafting, estimating, supervisory, and field technical support.  Mark has held the positions of Customer Service Manager, Marketing Manager, and later Regional Sales Manager throughout his 30 years at Superior. In this latest role, Mark will be directing the sales efforts of Superior by working with his team of sales personnel throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

In his spare time, Mark enjoys personal fitness and is currently training for another marathon. He also enjoys hunting and fishing, raising show dogs and is active in his church. He is married and has two children.

Steve Janiszewski, Regional Sales Manager
Mr. Janiszewski has been promoted to Sales Manager after serving in several different capacities. Prior to his recent promotion, Steve’s responsibilities at Superior Die Set included customer service, outside sales and running machines on the shop floor where he honed his skills in precision grinding. In addition, he has studied Marketing and Economics at UW-Madison and developed technical expertise in forging while attending Hammer Die and Press Die Design Technical School at the Forging Industry Association, (FIA) in Cleveland, Ohio.

Outside the office, Steve counsels high school students about careers in manufacturing as a skilled profession. He enjoys motorcycles, fishing, hunting, sports and spending time with his family.

Nicholas Janiszewski, Customer and Product Support Manager
Nicholas, like his brother Steve, is the fourth Janiszewski generation to work at Superior Die Set. In high school he started working part time at his family’s company and continued while studying at MSOE. In 2003, he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering as a member of their 100th graduating class. He has honed his skills as a technical designer, draftsman, estimator and programmer. His new responsibilities include managing 15 internal inside sales personnel. He also works directly with customers, representatives, distributors and outside sales.

In 2005, Nick met his future wife, a native of Poland, at Milwaukee’s Polish Fest. Together they have a six year old son, Lukas. Since then, Nick learned Polish to communicate more effectively with his in-laws. Nick’s command of the language has proved valuable when he visits and works at Superior’s plants in Bytow, Poland and Kielce, Poland.

Nick is an avid soccer player and fan.


Background
Founded in 1923 by Kasimir Janiszewski, Superior Die Set Corporation is a manufacturer of die sets, mold bases, pins/bushings, three platen presses, cut-and-ground machined plate, fabrications and forging products. Still operated by the Janiszewski family now in the 4th generation, Superior Die set has several manufacturing facilities, warehouses and distribution with the capability to serve a global market. 2012 marks their 89th year serving the die and mold building industries.