Meet Our Professionals

Rick Lowenberg

Meet Our Professionals

Rick Lowenberg

by Terry Myers

SUMMARY

Extensive turnaround/crisis management, manufacturing, distribution, and operations experience. Demonstrated effectiveness managing multiple companies, divisions and projects. Proven ability to build proactive teams, resolve complex issues, and cultivate positive relationships, inside and outside the organization. Recognized for decisive leadership, problem solving and dedication to delivering the highest standards of performance and operational effectiveness. Excellent communication, negotiation, motivational, and organizational skills.

  • Board Level Experience
  • P & L Management
  • Change Management
  • Turnaround Management
  • Leadership & Development
  • Consulting & Restructuring
  • Marketing & Sales Expertise
  • Kaizen/ISO/QMS Programs

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2008-present

President, Zephyr Management, LLC – Minneapolis, MN

  • Management consulting and board representation

2008-present

Co-founder and President, RSR Electric, LLC – St. Paul, MN

  • Electrical contractor dba Highland Electric

2007-present

President, Minnesota Elevator, Inc. – Mankato, MN

  • 2007 Upper Midwest Turnaround Management Association

2001-2006

Management Consultant – Minneapolis, MN

  • Interim C-level positions, assessment, planning and execution for over 100 businesses

2000-2001

Regional VP, Dental Services Group, Minneapolis, MN

  • Responsible for dental labs in Minnesota and Toronto

1999-2000

General Manager, STI Plastics/CR Mfg – Minneapolis, MN

  • Plastic injection molding manufacturer, sold in 2000

1995-1999

Product Manager, General Pump – St. Paul, MN

  • $40 MM high pressure pump importer from Italy

1991-1995

Plant Manager Graco, Inc. – Minneapolis, MN

  • $400MM pump and paint system manufacturer

1988-1991

Manufacturing Engineer, World Aerospace, Inc. – Maple Grove, MN

  • $20MM aerospace component manufacturer

BOARD AFFILIATION

2010 – Present

Highland Business Association

St. Paul, MN

2010 – Present

Thin Film Technology

Mankato, MN

2008 – Present

Minnesota Elevator, Inc.

Mankato, MN

2008 – Present

Mereen-Johnson Machine Company

  • 2005 Upper Midwest Turnaround Management Association winner

Minneapolis, MN

2005 – Present

Turnaround Management Association

Upper Midwest Chapter, Minneapolis, MN

2002 – Present

Technology Department

U of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

2003 – 2005

Thurston Manufacturing Company

Thurston, NE

Rick Lowenberg
CONTACT INFORMATION

18460 Gladstone Blvd, Suite 100
Maple Grove, Minnesota 55311
612.910.6147
rlowenberg@bizedgeusa.com

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