We are proud of our talented and integral staff. Here is a little bit about some of our valued team members.  If you would like to contact us, click on our name or picture to send us an email. 

Rhonda Anderson - Accounts Lead x 612

I have joined the Dyne team in July 2019 with 5 + years with a variety of administrative, customer service and accounting skills. I had no idea what type of work they did here. I started out learning how to enter the incoming foam samples for testing. Eventually I learned to enter incoming sprinkler samples and from that point I started learning so much more. I now perform a large variety of duties here. I manage the incoming lab emails, prepare and ship kit requests, answer incoming phone calls & chats, customer service, accounting, and purchasing.

Ashlyn Bickett - Lab Technician

I grew up in the plains of South Dakota and graduated from Iowa State University in 2024 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a secondary major in Spanish. I spent most of my time as an undergraduate working in an entomology lab focused on sustainable agriculture. While I am new to the fire protection industry, I am excited to be part of a team that will continue to make a difference in our community.

In my free time, I enjoy hiking, video gaming, golfing, and taking my cat on walks.

Julie Bunch - Accounts Manager x 605

I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Minnesota and have been with Dyne Fire Protection Labs since 2001, As the Accounts Manager, I’ve had the opportunity to work with most of our wonderful customers, and have enjoyed my time here helping to develop a growing staff, our customer services processes and many of the quality systems which help push Dyne’s growth each year. I enjoy traveling with my husband Bill (usually to warmer places during Minnesota winters), gardening, biking, boating and enjoying our lake home. We have two grown kids and a very active pooch…Luna, a boxer who keeps us very busy.

Laurie Glime, Sample Input Supervisor x 615

I have a diverse background in supervising, distribution, and customer service.  Here at Dyne Fire Protection Labs, I’m excited to be part of an effective and unique industry.  In my free time, I enjoy exploring nature, reading horror novels, and creating artwork.  Occasionally, there may be a craft beer by my side.

Roberto Gonzalez - Lab Technician

I was born and raised in Saint Paul, MN and I’ve lived here all my life. I graduated from Hamline University with a Bachelors of Arts in Biology and a minor in Philosophy in 2014. During my spare time I like spending time with loved ones as well as travelling & trying new foods and restaurants. I love anything that has to do with Football, Marvel Comics and other animated comedy shows. 

Prior to joining Dyne Fire Protection Labs, I was a lab technician at a medical laboratory company. I came to Dyne to learn more about the fire & safety industry. I’m excited to work in a different lab setting and learn a lot more.

Logan Graves - Lab Technician

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota Morris in 2022. While at Morris, I was on the baseball and golf teams. I am still playing baseball in the summer months for the amateur team in my hometown, and I’m usually on the golf course whenever I have other free time. Along with sports, I also really enjoy hunting and fishing. Although I just started working at Dyne I can already tell it’s a great place to be, and I look forward to coming to work every day!

Kasey Gusick - Sample Input Specialist x 621

Kasey joined the admin team at Dyne in March with over 5 years of customer service experience. She is currently taking classes at UWRF. Kasey will be supporting the department in many capacities including sending sample tags, packing kit orders, and assisting the sample input coordinators in prepping samples for testing.

Joan Leedy - Technical Director x 607

I founded Dyne Technologies, LLC in 1999 after working for over 15 years in laboratory and marketing fire protection positions at 3M—firefighting foam and clean agent. Dyne was built on the premise that if we made testing foam easier, faster and more accurate, it would be more likely to get done, and today we are extending that same principle to sprinkler testing. My responsibility as technical director is to make Dyne one of the best testing laboratories in the world by ensuring accurate, precise and unbiased results within the requirements of an ISO-certified quality management system. Having been a member of NFPA 11 for over a decade, I am now the chairman and I am looking forward to the responsibilities that will entail.

In my off time, I split my time between Wisconsin and Arizona, hiking, snow skiing, waterskiing and golfing. I also find time to visit my three adult children and their families (yes I am proud to say I am a grandmother but like to go by the name Gigi) who have had the sense to move out of the cold and now reside in Texas and Arizona.

Grant Lobdell - President x 606

I grew up on a dairy farm in Mora, Minnesota.  I started at Dyne Fire Protection Labs in 2013 as a Laboratory Technician after graduating from the University of Minnesota.  I was Dyne’s Lab Manager from 2014 to 2019 before moving to the General Manager in 2020 and then President in 2023.  As president, I’m tasked with creating, communicating and implementing Dyne’s mission and overall direction.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Alyssa Mehlhorn - Lab Manager x 609

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in May 2018 with my bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a minor in psychology.
I also completed my master’s degree in forensic science in May 2021 from Stevenson University. I was hired as a lab technician for Dyne
in the summer of 2018. Starting in that position piqued my interest in the fire and safety industry and I have since been promoted
to Lab Manager at Dyne!

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, kayaking, hiking, and shopping. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family.

Julia Northwick - Accounts Specialist I  x 618

Joining the Dyne team, I bring a wide range of skills including administrative, HR, recruiting, and customer service.  I come from a manufacturing background ranging from plastic injection molding to wire manufacturing.  I am excited to be a part of the Dyne team where I can apply all my skills I have developed in the past.

On my days off I love to spend time with my friends, family and my horse Stella.  I spend most of my time showing competitively at Western Saddle Clubs Association Horse shows on the weekends.  Stella and I love to go fast!  When I am not riding, I love to sew, paint and do leatherwork.  I also love volunteering for the Washington County 4H horse project.         

Jennie Novak -  Marketing & Sample Input Manager x 600

My personal experience with my car fire that also damaged my home gives me a special connection to the cause I work for every day here at Dyne. I manage the sample input team, the website, market our services, coordinate webinars, and assist customers from around the globe.

Gabrielle Sliwinski - Quality Technician

I graduated from Montana State University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. After spending most of my life in Montana, I decided to make a change and move to Minnesota! Dyne Fire Protection Labs has peaked my interest in fire safety and I look forward to learning more in the future. In my spare time I like to read and hang out with my dogs.

 

 

 

Mark Spaniol - CEO x 602

For over 30 years I have been helping entrepreneurial companies grow and succeed. During these years I have transformed underachieving business systems into high performing businesses by streamlining the operations and sales strategies. My time at Dyne is focused on finance, operations and business development.   

Ben Quick - Quality Supervisor x 530

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2019 with a B.S. in Zoology with a minor in Environmental Studies. I am new to the fire & safety industry and am excited to work and learn more in this field with the great staff at Dyne Fire Protection Labs.

When I’m not working in my free time I like to kayak, read, play video games, and write poetry. I am a diehard basketball fan, despite being unable to play even a tiny bit myself, and am big supporter of the Milwaukee Bucks

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