We are dedicated to making a difference.
Don TomannChief Executive Officer
Don has spent the past 25 years building and directing the operations at UMC. He believes that the cornerstone of UMC’s success is its culture, and Don understands the importance of an energized vision and well-articulated values in the success of an organization. In addition to helping drive growth and continuous improvement for UMC’s customers, Don is also passionate about UMC’s community involvement and contributions. The company historically donates 4% of profits to local and national nonprofit organizations that are making a positive impact, especially in the areas of education and training. Don is a strong advocate for family-owned businesses and the role they play in strengthening our communities and the economy.
Jaci DukowitzChief Operating Officer
As a transformational executive, Jaci oversees UMC’s growing team in serving the complex precision manufacturing needs of top medical device, aerospace, and defense manufacturers. With a background in HR and organizational development, she specializes in aligning UMC’s talent to accomplish the company’s operational and growth goals. Throughout her nine-year tenure, Jaci has strategically grown UMC’s team while implementing innovative training programs to create a pipeline of students, apprentices, and employees with exposure to various aspects of manufacturing and training to help them advance.
Dick SalonekDirector of Finance
Dick merges his 25+ years of finance and accounting experience with a passion for continuous learning and technology. Dick’s oversight helps UMC stay on the cutting edge with strategic investments while maintaining control of key business metrics that drive financial stability and growth. Dick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from St. John’s University, a Certification of Management Accountant from the Institute of Management Accountants and Mini-Masters in LEAN and Strategic Planning from the University of St. Thomas.
Brad CrossDirector of Quality Services
As Director of Quality, Brad ensures that UMC stays ahead of the regulations affecting the complex industries we serve. Brad combines his legal background and analytical skills with his past experience managing every aspect of production. His unique perspective helps him anticipate and prepare for how changes will impact the entire manufacturing process. Brad is known as a fierce advocate for UMC’s customers. He encourages proactive communication, collaboration, and creative thinking to develop solutions that achieve the highest levels of quality and efficiency. Brad manages all of UMC’s industry certifications (AS9100D, ISO-13485, FDA Registered, ITAR Compliant, Nadcap Accreditation for Nonconventional Machining) and keeps the company abreast of the latest developments and opportunities across the entire manufacturing supply chain.
Tracy SherkDirector of Technical Sales
Tracy’s mission at UMC is to keep the best interest of customers at the forefront of all decision-making. She brings a unique combination of engineering, sales, and marketing backgrounds to her role overseeing sales and marketing operations at UMC. Tracy specializes in partnering with customers to seek opportunities for growth, continuous improvement, and creative collaboration. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Wisconsin- River Falls and an MBA from the University of Minnesota- Carlson School of Management.
Corey FouquetteDirector of Technical Operations
Corey Fouquette, Director of Technical Operations, is responsible for optimizing the unique mix of talent and technology on UMC’s manufacturing floor. With experience in machining, programming, drafting and design, Corey understands the importance of every layer of the manufacturing process. He excels at bringing teams together to create space for open dialogue and creative problem solving. Corey’s ability to align detailed operations with a compelling vision for the future make him a powerful catalyst for actualizing innovation on behalf of UMC’s customers.
UMC is the product of 50 years of diligence and exceeding expectations. Our passionate team is never satisfied until we know we’ve improved the process.Jaci Dukowitz, Chief Operating Officer