He’s the marathon runner from the great “upper peninsula” wilderness , who loves the Minnesota Twins and Diet Coke. He’s so close to Canada that he could catch a hockey puck! Meet Dan Koivisto, Technical Consultant at CADENAS PARTsolutions.
Describe your role at CADENAS PARTsolutions:
My role at CADENAS PARTsolutions as a Technical Consultant includes working with our catalog modeling team and customers to implement 3D catalogs. From start to finish I help to ensure the process goes smoothly by gathering requirements, doing QA software installation/training and organizing kickoff, status and implementation meetings. Part of the implementation process includes testing to ensure a successful launch of customers’ catalogs. In addition to new customers, I also work with existing customers on maintenance catalog work as their product lines change and grow.
Tell us about some of the day to day challenges and/or perks of your job:
Being a global company creates challenges of working across many time zones, but it’s satisfying overcoming this and seeing progress from start to finish and then seeing the positive results of the team’s hard work. A perk of the job would be the exposure to a huge variety of companies, products and markets, which keeps things interesting.
Tell us about your education and background:
I have a Mechanical Design degree from St. Cloud Technical College in St. Cloud, MN. After graduation, I came to CADENAS PARTsolutions and moved my family to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I’ve been with CADENAS PARTsolutions since January 2009.
“The Lightning Round”
Best vacation ever? Family vacation to Orlando last November
Last book I read? “Tell my Sons” by Lt. Col. Mark M. Weber
Kids? Keith (4), Molly (2)
Pet? Not until the kids can take care of a dog and we move to the country
What I do for fun? I love the outdoors – camping, mountain biking, running, cross country skiing, snowboarding, hockey.
Favorite Sports Team? Minnesota Twins
Food I can’t live without? Diet Coke
Where I went to school? St. Cloud, MN
Years in the area? Grew up in Cokato, MN (an hour west of Minneapolis), been in the U.P. for 4 years
Nickname? Many through the years but none that need to stick at work
Favorite music? A little bit of everything depending on what I’m doing at the time
Personal Goal? Run a sub 3:30 marathon – I’m currently training for number four in June
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