Paul Perrin joined the American LandMaster team in March 2017 as Director of Strategic Sourcing and Material Procurement. In this role, he is responsible for creating sourcing strategies which deliver a more efficient material flow, higher incoming quality and lower cost components and systems. Paul also focuses on analyzing potential repatriation opportunities and reducing cycle times across nearly all major purchases.
Prior to joining American LandMaster, Paul was a process engineer for the parent company, Ambassador Enterprises. Paul has a diverse background including 6.5 years in higher education strategic management and research, 10 years in manufacturing quality control management and 5 years as a United States Marine Corps logistics/supply officer.
Paul received his BS in marine systems engineering from Maine Maritime Academy, has earned an executive MBA from Kent State University and a Six Sigma Black Belt certification while working for General Electric. Paul seeks to make an impact in the community through a leadership blog that he created (learningleader.net) to inspire other leaders to continue to grow so that they make an impact in their work, communities and families.
On the weekend you can catch Paul embracing his life motto; “If it is not a challenge, then it’s not worth doing” along with anyone else that he can inspire to join in. These challenges may be a rock climbing camping trip in Southern California, a kayaking adventure in west central Indiana or just a cross-fit endurance run through the snow in coastal Maine. He has also been seen watching a great large battle movie.
When asked what he like most about working for American LandMaster, Paul replied “I thoroughly enjoy the culture of American LandMaster. Making UTVs and karts for the glory of God and to help make people’s lives easier inspires me to continually improve everything I do. The people I work with are also a highlight of working at American LandMaster which starts with Pat, our CEO.”
Holly Hartzell joined American LandMaster in the spring of 2017 as the HR Director. Prior to American LandMaster, she worked as an HR Manager for a local boat seat manufacturer, served as a Program Assistant for IPFW, and worked as a Marketing and Benefits Coordinator for a sign and stamp company.
Holly graduated in 2015 from Indiana University – Purdue University, Fort Wayne with a Bachelor of Science in General Studies with minors in Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Psychology, and Communication.
Holly and her husband, Robin, have been married for 22 years and actively serve in several ministries at Elevate City Church. Currently they are serving needs in underprivileged neighborhoods and are involved with the worship and prayer teams. Holly is an urban hiker, loves to be outdoors, relaxes by reading, sewing, and gardening, and enjoys interior decorating and organizing spaces. Together with her husband, Holly enjoys traveling, visiting state parks, art shows, wineries, and spending time with her five children and their families.
When asked what she like most about working at American LandMaster, Holly replied “I enjoy being part of a team that is passionate about their work, devoted to producing a high quality product, dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers, and desires to honor God through our work”
Bryan leads the product engineering team at American LandMaster and has been involved in product engineering and development since 1995. Bryan started his off road vehicle career with Manco Powersports in 2004 and is proud to be part of the new American LandMaster. He has held prior engineering and design positions at Dexter Axle, Auburn Gear and Group Dekko.
Bryan earned his bachelor degrees from Purdue University in both industrial design and mechanical engineering. He and his wife Michelle are blessed to have 10 children and are very active as deacons, worship team members and youth leaders in their church. Outside of work, Bryan enjoys being outside on his 14 acre hobby farm – spending time with his family, playing with the farm animals, and working on projects around his property.
When asked what he likes most about working for American LandMaster, Bryan says “I have always had a passion for the products that we build every day, and even more passion for the products we are dreaming up for the future. Enjoying what you do and being able to work with a great team of people makes this company a very rewarding place to work.”
In 1998 Mike Barnhill started his manufacturing career working for Lockheed Martin as a master scheduling co-op student. He continued as a master scheduler at Manco Products/American SportWorks from 2000 to 2007. After working for American SportWorks, Mike transitioned into operations management with Grabill Cabinets. He became the General Manager at Gator Cases in 2013. Mike then returned American SportWorks in June of 2016 as the Director of Operations.
Mike received a BS in Organizational Leadership and Supervision with a concentration in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.
When asked what he likes most about working at American LandMaster, Mike said “I love working with people that are humble, hungry and smart, and I love how American LandMaster’s product makes like easier by reducing the time spent working around the house.”
Marc Weber joined the American LandMaster team in April 2016 as the Chief Financial Officer. Marc is a versatile, results oriented accounting professional who contributes to the overall success and financial stability of American LandMaster.
Prior to working for American LandMaster, Marc worked for a number of organizations, large and small, publicly and privately held, serving in various financial roles. During his career he has acquired real world experience with multiple types of manufactured products, and has been recognized as a valuable team member who works well with all levels of management.
Marc earned his BS degree with a major in Accounting from Indiana University (Indianapolis) and holds a CPA certification. Marc is married with two adult children and two grandchildren.
When asked what he likes best about working at American LandMaster, Marc responded “we are fortunate to have a great group of engaged employees who use their many talents to help drive our company’s success. Our ownership provides tremendous support and encouragement and challenges us to become the best that we can be. I am proud of the fact that we build products in America and provide employment opportunities in a variety of areas.”
Keith is an experienced management and marketing professional, with over 25 years in the manufacturing industry and over 10 years in service-based industries. His positions have included those of general manager, COO, and vice president of sales & marketing. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Keith’s role is to execute American LandMaster’s strategy and deliver growth and profitability across all channels.
When asked what he appreciates most about American LandMaster, Keith replied “What I appreciate most about American LandMaster is the opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of this business. The people, the teamwork, and the passion each and every person shows every day.”
Pat Morello joined the American LandMaster team in August 2016. He is the President and CEO and is responsible for optimizing the financial, cultural, and eternal returns of American LandMaster’s current operations. American LandMaster is an affiliate of Ambassador Enterprises. Ambassador Enterprises is a for-profit, philanthropic equity firm.
Prior to joining American LandMaster Pat was the GM Small & Specialty Motor Business, headquartered here in Fort Wayne, Indiana. During his 27 years with General Electric, Pat held a succession of sales, commercial, and business leadership roles in both Electrical Distribution and Motors Business units.
Pat received a BS in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and successfully progressed through two of three executive-level training immersions while at GE. In the community, Pat serves on the Executive & Capital Committees for Junior Achievement in Northern Indiana.
Outside of work, Pat loves spending time with his family, hanging out at the lake, and using his Landstar 550 to do more of the first two – “it truly makes my life easier so I have more time for the fun stuff in life”!
When asked what “making life easier” means to him, Pat responded “this really is our central idea. It’s what guides us when no one is around. Making your life easier is based upon the great commandment to love your neighbor as your self. When you are always trying to make someone’s life easier it means you see that person as someone like yourself, and not an object. The beauty is that person could be an employee, a customer, or a supplier – anyone whose life we interact with on a daily basis.”