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
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.
Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing
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.
Senior Vice President, Global FyterTech Operations
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.
Chief Business Systems Officer
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.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
Key Area Managers
Eduardo "Ed" Ceciliano Jr.
Plant Manager, Port Arthur, TX
Ed is the Plant Manager at FyterTech’s Port Arthur, Texas facility. Before relocating to Texas, he also managed our Midwest warehouse in Champaign, IL. Originally from Mexico City, Ed developed sales for the Latin American market while working out of one of our Illinois sales offices. Besides the great organizational culture at FyterTech, Ed is passionate about the many challenges and learning experiences his position offers. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his two daughters. Ed loves to play basketball and he is an avid fan of the Chicago Bears, which happens when you live in Illinois for over 25 years.
Plant Manager, Kent, WA
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 Kent Washington site. 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.
Director of Manufacturing
Joining the company in 2020, JP brings nearly 30 years of experience in product development, manufacturing operations, project and product management to his work here at FyterTech. He is highly engaged in our ERP systems, LEAN / Six Sigma and process improvements projects, as well as developing and training employees. Outside of the office, JP is heavily involved in his community and can be found volunteering with the schools, youth organizations and youth sports; or spending time with his wife Kathy and their three children.
Plant Manager, Green Bay, WI
Starting out as a distribution center supervisor in 2015, Justin is now the acting plant manager for one of FyterTech's two Green Bay, Wisconsin locations. He loves the opportunity to help develop new employees as well as coaching longer term employees reach the next level in their career. He enjoys being a part of a thriving company that takes great pride in its employees and the customers it serves. Outside of work, Justin likes to fish, play golf, and watch all the Wisconsin sports teams. He enjoys spending time at the parks and doing other outdoor activities with his wife Hailey and their two kids, Easton and Hayes.
Plant Manager, West Chicago, IL
Jamie brings experience and a team spirit to the business as our West Chicago plant manager. He is proud of the dedication his team shows on a daily basis and how they, and the business as a whole, has been able to evolve to meet its needs and provide solutions for all of our customers. Outside of work Jamie can be found riding his motorcycle and spending time biking, fishing and camping with family.
Plant Manager, Manchester, UK
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.
Plant Manager, De Pere, WI
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.
Business Development – Wipers & Rags Division
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.