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Ted Hershey - Senior Product Manager

Ted Hershey

Senior Product Manager

Ted joined Hydra-Flex in August 2020 as a Senior Product Manager bringing with over 17 years of management experience. Ted has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and began his career designing products while working for Rand and as a consultant. Ted transitioned into Product Management and has since launched high innovation products for Nilfisk, Honeywell and Stratasys. Ted enjoys traveling with his wife Teresa and their two children, cooking, woodworking, attending Green Bay Packer games and spending time on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Brandon Hoffman - Associate Product Manager

Brandon Hoffman

Associate Product Manager

Brandon is our Associate Product Manager and has been with us since April of 2014. A talented young designer who graduated from North Hennepin Community College in 2012 with a degree in Graphic Design, and also an Associate degree in Applied Science. Brandon has a major passion for the arts and enjoys creating sculptures, be it with his chainsaw and a log, or his welder and some scrap metal. His favorite season is winter where he enjoys taking snowmobile trips out west to the mountains. If it’s summertime and you can’t find Brandon, go look out on the lake or down by the river because you will find him out fishing.

Emily Bly - Marketing Communications Manager

Emily Bly

Marketing Communications Manager

Emily joined Hydra-Flex in the fall of 2019 as the Marketing Communications Manager. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint Johns University with a degree in Marketing – Communications and Art. Emily has spent her career thus far in B2B service marketing at large commercial architecture firms. She loves learning about a company’s brand, story and audience and is passionate about driving a messaging and content strategy to create results. Emily grew up in the most German town in America – New Ulm, MN. Thus, her love of drinking beer and order – preferably orderly beer drinking. She also loves all things related to pop culture, the British Royal Family, the MN Twins, shoes and DIY Crafting. Ice cream is also a food group in her house.

Elizabeth Schneider - Graphic Designer

Elizabeth Schneider

Graphic Designer

Elizabeth joined the marketing team at Hydra-Flex in the fall of 2019 as one of our Graphic Designers. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. After graduation, she went on to work at a corporate dance company where she was able to grow her knowledge of marketing extensively as she participated in a wide array of projects. She enjoys problem solving with design and is excited to take on new thought provoking projects, while collaborating with her team! When Elizabeth is not at work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, checking out local breweries or restaurants and staying active.

Jake Gebhard - Graphic Designer

Jake Gebhard

Graphic Designer

Jake joined the marketing team at Hydra-Flex in October 2018 as a Graphic Designer. He graduated from Minneapolis Media Institute with an Associate degree in digital art & animation. He has a great appreciation for good design, nostalgia inducing Nintendo games, film, and other forms of visual media. He enjoys balancing work and life with his wife, daughter, and two pups.