We have a team of hardworking individuals behind the FyterTech brand. Though there are too many to share, we do want to introduce you to the team that leads FyterTech Nonwovens - guiding us to the successful organization we are today.

 

 

Andrew “Andy” Hetzel Jr

Chief Executive Officer

ahetzeljr@fytertech.com

 

Andy has been CEO and principle owner of FyterTech since 1996. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Andy has a deep commitment to Wisconsin. Though as the business has expanded to a worldwide footprint, it has been his pleasure to help guide FyterTech to the thriving company it is today.  He is most excited about growing in the various communities the company operates in and is committed to giving back to those communities that our employees call home. When Andy is not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife Stephanie and blended family of five kids, four grandchildren and of course, his dog Toby. He is an avid outdoorsman and sportsman who loves to hike, water ski and snow ski. And of course, Andy loves watching the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Bucks.

 

 

Suneer Patel

Chief Operating Officer

spatel@fytertech.com

 

Suneer joined FyterTech in 2022 after working 25 years at a plastics extrusion company in Oshkosh, WI specializing in materials for the healthcare and graphics industries.  During this time, he held a variety of ever-increasing responsibility roles in Operations, Quality Management, Market Management, as well as Product and Process Development.  Suneer lives in Neenah and enjoys spending time with his wife Rae and their daughter and son.  He grew up and attended college studying Polymers and Textiles in the southeast which explains his passion for college football and his adopted team, the Green Bay Packers.

 

 

Ben Brumfield

Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing

bbrumfield@fytertech.com

 

Joining the company after an extensive career in industrial distribution, Ben has been our Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing since 2019. He has particularly enjoyed the challenge of taking the business to the next level – recognizing the potential of our sales and marketing team and seeing the path forward based on market and industry conditions. Ben lives in Cincinnati, OH with his wife Jennifer and two sons. As a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Ben is an avid fan of the Bearcat sports teams. He also enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing and hiking. 

 

 

Matt Wild

Chief Financial Officer

mwild@fytertech.com

 

Matt has been the CFO for FyterTech since 2014. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Matt received his degree from UW Madison and proceeded to gain experiences within the B2B and consumer goods industry with roles in Wisconsin, Georgia, Minnesota and the UK.  Overseeing accounting, finance and IT at FyterTech, Matt is involved in many integral projects and is excited about the opportunities we have to improve our ability to serve our markets.  Matt, his wife Jen and two daughters love spending time outdoors, whether that is on the water, grass (soccer or softball), snow, ice or any other activity in the Wisconsin Northwoods.

 

 

Nathan Genke

Senior Vice President, Global FyterTech Operations

ngenke@fytertech.com

 

Nathan joined FyterTech in 2011 and has been integrally involved in its rapid growth, leading the expansion of its manufacturing footprint and capabilities.  He's passionate about manufacturing process improvement and developing new products that solve our customers' problems. Outside of work, Nathan spends his time with his wife, Jenny and their three kids along with his dog Cooper. As a native of Green Bay, he enjoys all that Northeast Wisconsin has to offer particularly canoeing on the area lakes.  When he doesn’t satisfy his desire to make things at work, he can be found building furniture as an avid woodworker.

 

 

Christy Welch

Chief Business Systems Officer

cwelch@fytertech.com

 

Since joining FyterTech in 2010, Christy has brought her talents to a number of departments including customer service, quality, human resources and operations before ultimately becoming Chief Business Systems Officer. She enjoys the small business culture at FyterTech, where the team is always finding new ways to serve our customers at a higher level. Outside of work Christy enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, listening to live music, reading, and outdoor activities like hiking and biking.

 

 

Key Area Managers

 

 

 

Scott Coppens

Plant Manager, Green Bay, WI

scoppens@fytertech.com

 

Scott was one of the first employees ever hired (#12 to be exact) and is a great example of the advancement opportunities available to our hardworking team. He started as an assistant operator of a production line and is now the plant manager for FyterTech’s Bond Street site in Green Bay, WI. He describes his work at FyterTech as the three F’s: fun (every day is fun), family (working where they truly treat you like family), and friendship (they are not just co-workers, they are friends inside and outside of work). Outside of work Scott enjoys spending time with his wife Becky and their two daughters at their cottage, fishing, boating, and hiking.

 

 

Martin King

Plant Manager, Manchester, UK

mking@fytertech.com

 

Martin joined FyterTech in 2018 and worked as an Operations Manager at the UK facility based in Greater Manchester before being promoted to Plant Manager in 2019. Martin took over the UK site at an exciting time, as the company had to diversify into new products to assist the UK government in their fight against a global pandemic. His passion and dedication to see the company progress and become a market leader is always at the forefront of his mind!  Martin encourages the team to always go the extra mile to improve and provide the best service possible to customers all over the UK and Europe. Away from work, Martin enjoys spending time with his wife and twin boys. He is a big fan of sports, and particularly loves to watch the local Ice Hockey team, the Manchester Storm.

 

 

Mike Klos

Plant Manager, De Pere, WI

mklos@fytertech.com

 

Mike is currently the Plant Manager at FyterTech’s De Pere, Wisconsin facility. While Ontario, Canada will always be home, he has had the pleasure of working and living in different parts of the world including managing the FyterTech UK facility for six years. Mike joined FyterTech through a corporate acquisition and that exciting atmosphere continues to surround him as we have grown over the years. One of the many reasons Mike is enthusiastic about FyterTech is because it has a great organizational culture which puts our employees and customers at the forefront of the business. During Mike’s down time he enjoys spending it with friends, family and his dog Amber which has been at his side throughout the entire journey. Mike loves to sail, bike, hike and spend time in hot climates. You will often find Mike cheering for the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Blackhawks.   

 

 

Steve Marks

Business Development – Wipers & Rags Division

smarks@fytertech.com

 

Steve has been entrenched in the wiper and rag business for over 40  years and currently manages the wiper and rag division of FyterTech Nonwovens.  He resides in Jackson, TN. with his wife Meredith. They have 2 children, 3 grandchildren and their dog Hazel.  Steve enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, hunting, fishing, scuba diving and is an avid runner. Being from Tennessee, he is a big Tennessee Titans, Memphis Grizzles and Nashville Predators fan. He has a passion for travel and has visited all 50 states and 36 foreign countries.

 

 

Mikki Small

Plant Manager, Kent, WA

msmall@fytertech.com

 

After considerable experience working as a FyterTech Planner for the Seattle plant, Mikki became the Seattle plant manager.  She is known for an incredible sense of humor and a hardworking, get things done attitude.  She has a busy personal life as well. When she isn’t at the plant, she can be found with her wife and daughter as well as watching her two stepchildren start their adult lives. She is an avid soccer fan and pool player.  She and her family also enjoy weekend get always and travel whenever they can. 

 

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