We are proud of our talented and integral staff. Here is a look at the faces behind the reports and a bit about each of us. If you would like to contact us, click on our name or picture to send us an email or call 800-632-2304 and dial the extension listed next to our titles.

Julie Bunch - Customer Service Manager x 605

I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Minnesota and before joining Dyne worked in managing customer service teams in the retail and insurance industries.  Having been with Dyne Fire Protection Labs for 15+ years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with most of our great customers, and have enjoyed my time here helping to develop a growing staff and many of the quality systems which help push Dyne’s growth each year. 

As the Customer Service Manager, I work hard to ensure that our customers have a good experience testing with Dyne and work with them on everything from setting them up as a new customer to answering questions after test reports have been sent. I also handle a lot of the communication, accounting, marketing, Dyne’s ISO certification, and GSA sales. 

My favorite job has been being mom to my two grown kids—both out of college and working.  In my off time, I enjoy traveling with my husband Bill (usually to warmer places during MN winters), spending time gardening, biking and enjoying our lake home. We also recently added a furry family member…Luna, who is a boxer pup that keeps us very busy.  Luna’s usually at work with me and pictured below.

Alyssa Dunn - Lab Technician x 609

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a minor in Psychology. After taking some time to travel across Europe, I was hired as a lab technician working for Dyne. Starting in this position has peaked my interest in the fire and safety industry and I am loving it so far! In my spare time I enjoy traveling, kayaking, hiking, and shopping. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family.



John Langteau - Lab Technician x 619

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls in 2015. I've had several jobs in my professional career and I feel like Dyne is an excellent fit for me. The fire protection industry is new to me but I look forward to learning lots. In my spare time I enjoy hunting, fishing, and camping as well as traveling.




Don Leedy - Sales Manager

I have served the fire protection industry for 41 years, having worked major fire scenes with 3M, William’s Fire and Hazard Control and Tyco.  My career has involved, fire- fighting foam, halon replacements and cleaning agents. During my career at 3M, I generated the first million dollar sales territory for foam. I am currently Dyne’s sales director, helping create new business growth and customers. I have been involved on several fire committees’ to include vice president of FSSA’s industrial council. 

I am excited about the growth of Dyne Fire Protection Labs and the emerging testing opportunities. Being able to keep in touch with old and new friends I have dealt with during my career is very rewarding.

I enjoy running, golf, biking, tennis, lake activities and spending time with family, including our new grandson to go along with my 3 other wild and crazy other grandson’s. I am a proud father of Brett, Kyleann and Matthew.   

Joan Leedy - Technical Director x 614

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, my husband and I spend time at our lake cabin in Wisconsin, waterskiing, snow skiing and golfing. We also find time to visit our 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.

Jessica Lewis - Administrative Assistant x 402

Prior to joining Dyne Fire Protection Labs, I worked as the Regional Human Resources Manager for Pace Analytical Services in Minneapolis.  Coming from the environmental testing laboratory setting, I am excited to be working in another laboratory and to be a part of the Dyne team.  At Dyne, I look forward to learning more about the fire safety industry, working with the customers, marketing the company, and growing my laboratory knowledge base. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, watching my two boys play football, kayaking, riding my moped, reading, and spending time outside.  


Grant Lobdell - Lab Manager x 606

I left the small family dairy farm in rural northern Minnesota to pursue a degree in chemistry at the University of Minnesota. Upon graduating, I started at Dyne testing firefighting foam samples but quickly found myself in the laboratory manager position. I am in charge of the daily activity of the lab, making sure the samples we receive are sent out in a timely manner while also balancing the other tasks we are trying to accomplish to better service the fire protection industry. I eagerly continue to grow and learn more about the fire service industry every day and enjoy passing that knowledge and experience onto my coworkers, customers, and industry in hopes that we are helping protect lives and property. In my free time, I enjoy a variety of outdoor activities especially those that can involve my dog, keeping up with the local sports teams no matter how rough their seasons can be, and sneaking in some video game time when the fiancé isn’t around.

Jody Lowe - Accounts Manager x 604

I have been with Dyne for over 15 years working part-time. I have a number of hats of responsibility at Dyne. I foam test, manage the accounts receivables outstanding balances and also work on sales for larger jobs being done at Dyne. I worked at 3M for over 18 years in finance areas before coming to Dyne and teaming up with Joan Leedy. It has been wonderful to watch and be a part of the growth of what Dyne is today and ever changing aspects of this business. I have two children both grown – one still in college at the University of Arkansas. My husband and I now spend our time at our lake home in northern Minnesota enjoying this beautiful state. 


Jennie Novak - Office Manager/Lab Coordinator 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. Not only do I believe in the cause, but I am impressed on a daily basis by the integrity and commitment of my fellow coworker’s same determination. With these driving forces, I am able to help the whole team with multiple administrative tasks, manage the website, streamline the sample workflow, and assist customers from around the globe. I hope these efforts set a good example and instill a solid work ethic for my teenage daughter who has a full traveling softball schedule, which means a very busy summer! In our spare time my husband Chris and I enjoy bowling on a league, watching the Wild play hockey, and all of the things our beautiful Minnesota has to offer. 

Mark Spaniol - President 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. I spend a lot of time evaluating new business opportunities and making sure we have the proper staff to grow our business and maintain our excellent customer service.

I love being part of the fire and safety industry! We are not on the front line like the firefighters, but knowing that every test we perform helps ensure the safety of people and property is a great feeling.

I am married with three children and enjoy golfing, fishing, hunting and spending time with my family at our cabin in Northern MN.   

Gabrielle Thelen - Lab Technician x 603

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.




Dang Xiong - Administrative Assistant x 614

I have over 10 years of experience in customer service. When I first heard of Dyne Fire Protection Labs and what they do here, I was really impressed and amazed. I’m lucky and happy to be a part of the Dyne team. As one of the Administrative Assistants here at Dyne, I check in fire sprinklers, send reports, answer calls, and do other miscellaneous tasks. I’ve learned so much about fire sprinklers and want to learn more about it. On my time off I enjoy spending time with my husband and our 3 kids. I love to travel, cook, explore new things, and outdoors like camping and fishing. During the winter time, I like to snowboard.


Luna x kennel

Luna is a Boxer puppy that joined us in June!