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Brady Shmitz - IT Manager

Brady Schmitz

IT Manager

Brady recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stout with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information and Communication Technology. Brady joined the Hydra-Flex team in August 2017 and is excited to be a part of the growing IT team at HFI. Brady hopes to bring new insight into IT processes and increase productivity by introducing more technology at HFI. In his spare time, he likes to go hiking, exploring the art of photography, and spending time with his dog. He also enjoys playing sports, such as baseball and basketball, and cheering on Wisconsin sports teams.

Aly Cross - IT Support Analyst

Aly Cross

IT Support Analyst

Aly joined the IT team at Hydra-Flex in February 2020 and is thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic company! She graduated from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota with a dual-degree in Spanish and Marketing in 2017, and has provided technology support in various roles throughout her undergraduate and post-graduate career. In her free time, Aly enjoys practicing yoga, traveling with her husband, and snuggling with her dogs.

Andrew Vala - SharePoint Develoepr

Andrew Vala

SharePoint Developer

Andrew joined Hydra-Flex in April of 2019 as a SharePoint Developer. He graduated from The University of Iowa with a B.A. in English/Creative Writing and is a certified Full Stack Web Developer. Andrew brings over eight years of SharePoint and Office 365 experience working in the food manufacturing, healthcare, and construction industries. He enjoys utilizing technology to reduce waste and develop creative solutions to complex problems. When not at work, Andrew practices Japanese longbow archery (Kyudo), traveling with his wife, watching movies with the commentary track turned on, and relaxing on the lake.