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Mindy Ysasi Castanon

After working 12 years at Cascade Engineering I am continuing my HR career at Herman Miller in Zeeland, MI.  I work with the operations team providing conflict resolution, training, coaching and strategic staffing support. There is a great spirit in the company and a desire to leave a positive imprint in all we do. I found out about the opportunity from Maxine Gray.  Herman Miller is doing good work to ensure diversity in the workforce they are hiring!

Job Title: HR Consultant, Operations
Company: Herman Miller
College: Grand Valley State University, Seidman College of Business, Allendale, MI

Patrick Kyle Ball

I work directly with the request team to determine the scope of the project, quantity, distribution plan and budget. The PM determines who the players are and what their roles will be.  

Job Title: Market Research Project Manager
Company: Chervon North America
College: Grand Valley State University, Bachelor of Science, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Grand Rapids, MI

Shelly VandeWege

I joined the izzy+ team as a marketing specialist in the company's Spring Lake, MI, headquarters.  I will lead the development of the company's technical communications materials, and also will serve as marketing communication liaison for the ABCO brand within the izzy+ family of brands. I come to izzy+ after serving as a client associate and project manager in the Chicago office of Landor Associates, a brand strategy and design firm.

Job Title: Marketing Specialist
Company: izzy+
College: Hope College, Bachelors Degree, Spanish and Communications, Holland, MI

Joy Eling

I joined the izzy+ team as Product and Brand Manager, overseeing the portfolio of seating, furniture and accessories from all the izzy+ brands.  I will be based at the company's Spring Lake, MI, headquarters and will have responsibility for new product development, existing product management, sales support and marketing tools and communications.

I come to izzy+ from Brunswick Corporation, where I spent the past 18 years, most recently in product management.

Job Title: Product and Brand Manager
Company: izzy+
College: Grand Valley State University, MBA, Allendale, MI

Terrand Smith

The Manager of Business Development for Growth Initiatives supports the strategy and practice of conceiving, fostering, launching, and managing new businesses. This includes developing ideas and concepts, abstracting the central question or problem statement, and then finding ways to evaluate a number of ideas as a portfolio in order to select the best ideas to move forward.  Some responsibilities require shifting from high level strategy to personally engaging in hands on prototyping of product, services and experiences.

I had managed businesses and categories in my previous roles which exercised the "left" side of my brain (strategy, analysis, etc). So, there was opportunity to strengthen the "right" side by getting involved in the conceptualization or ideation stages of the product or business development. This role allowed me to jump in and immediately add value in some areas, but challenge and help me grow in other areas. It is great to have these career opportunities at Steelcase that focus on innovation and design thinking. It keeps your mind sharp, forward thinking and on the edge of where things is headed.

Job Title: Growth Initiatives, Manager of Business Developmen
Company: Steelcase
College: Providence College, Graduate Degree, Providence, RI

Emily Quinley

My position as staff accountant is to assist in producing the financial statements, closing the fiscal month and year, and provide support to all areas of finance. I was previously in the property management and banking industries and felt that working for KV, in the manufacturing industry would provide a well-rounded view of the entire business process. I also enjoy being able to communicate with my colleagues face to face, something that not many people in my field are able to do anymore.

Job Title: Accountant
Company: Knape & Vogt
College: Grand Valley State University, Seidman School of Business, Accounting, Grand Rapids, MI

Cory Bale

The responsibility as the Finance Manager at Knape & Vogt consists of controllership duties over all accounting and finance functions throughout the Company, including its Canadian and Taiwan subsidiaries.  These controllership duties consist of identifying and correcting weaknesses in internal control, insightful reporting to internal and external stakeholders, building relationships with our banking syndicate as well as our private equity partner, financial lead on a current ERP implementation, and due diligence tasks on potential mergers and acquisitions.  

Prior to Knape & Vogt, I was employed in the Detroit area for a public accounting firm.  As I looked to relocate to the Grand Rapids area, I was searching for a career that would be a new challenge in private industry.  I really enjoy the fact that the business is constantly changing and striving to improve.  The economy has really hit this industry pretty hard during these past few years, however, we have been doing some very exciting things that will ultimately make us a better company in the future.  

Job Title: Finance Manager
Company: Knape & Vogt
College: Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business, Bachelors in Accounting and Masters in Finance, East Lansing, MI

Jamie Wilcox

I'm originally from Grand Rapids and love this city, so after spending 4.5 years at Whirlpool in Saint Joseph, Mich., I was thrilled to get the opportunity to move back and join a fast-growing company.  At BISSELL I manage the Portable Deep Cleaning business, which includes products such as the BISSELL® Little Green® Spot Cleaner.  On a day-to-day basis I'm responsible for marketing as it relates to new product development, working with sales on retailer relationships and promotions, and developing advertising plans. I love getting the opportunity to participate on cross-functional project teams and to work for a good-size company that still has small-town values.

Job Title: Product Manager
Company: Bissell Homecare
College: The University of Chicago, Master of Business Administration , Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL

Victor Sultana

Byrne Electrical Specialists is a family-owned, multi-national company creating technology distribution solutions for office, healthcare, home and education environments. For each of the brands in the overall company portfolio I maintain brand consistency, create/manage all branded materials, develop product information with the help of local agencies, administer each of their websites and manage web presence, develop marketing communications for customers, suppliers and employees and assist with product development. 

Job Title: Strategic Market Development
Company: Byrne Electrical Specialists, Inc.
College: Grand Valley State University, Seidman College of Business, Grand Rapids, MI

Nathan Biller

As a member of the Strategic Projects Team within Steelcase's Global Sourcing Department I have the opportunity to tackle a diverse range of projects focused on enhancing our relationships with our strategic partners while leaning out our multifaceted value streams.

This means that on a daily basis I'm constantly switching gears, from personal attention focused on specific suppliers' needs to an overarching, paradigm shifting strategic brainstorming session with my peers. While my title may say analyst, the position is really more about combining ideas and theories from a mix of disparate disciplines into a cohesive strategy that offers the best possible solution given certain constraints.

I've found that the inimitable and enviable Steelcase culture allows me to foster my current skill set while also cultivating new areas of expertise. There are ample opportunities for learning whether it's the state-of-the-art Steelcase University or personal instruction for the many experts throughout Steelcase, and I've been extremely fortunate to be able to take advantage of such experiences many times. This culture of fostering personal and professional growth not only allows me to grow in my current role but also quickly prepares me for future roles and is a key reason why Steelcase is considered to be the vanguard within the industry. In my one year at Steelcase I have already changed my area of focus three times as they're big on properly aligning personal interests with corporate strategy. I look forward to and remain proud to say that I'm developing my career with Steelcase, Inc.

Job Title: Supply Chain Analyst, Strategic Projects Team within Steelcase Global Sourcing
Company: Steelcase
College: Grand Valley State University, Seidman College of Business, B.A. in Business Administration with a dual concentration in Business Economics and Finance and a minor in Mathematics, Grand Rapids, MI

Tuan Tran

I am a buyer and contract negotiator for Monroe.

Job Title: Purchasing/Supply Chain Specialist
Company: Monroe LLC
College: Ferris State University, Business Administration, Grand Rapids, MI

Amanda Rogalski

I have created the marketing department at viastore systems.  I develop and distribute all internal and external communication.  I have had the opportunity to plan many events for viastore both for clients and partners as well as for our employees.  I manage all social media content and messaging as well.  With the company going through three different names over the past six years, branding has also been a significant focus for me.  We are a German headquartered company so there is consistent collaboration efforts and communication between myself and my German counterparts.

Job Title: Director of Corporate Development
Company: Viastore Systems, Inc.
College: Grand Valley State University, Bachelors in Business Administration, Emphasis on Marketing & International Business, Grand Rapids, MI

Jaclyn Marie Drenth

I am responsible for all of the design work for our custom wine cellars as well as project management to oversee each job through to
completion. I create realistic 3-Dimensional computer drawings, as well as hand renderings for client conceptualization. I work directly with our country-wide network of distributors to develop the layout and aesthetic that works best for each client. My work also includes all aspects of office management, from administration to marketing.

Job Title: Designer and Project Manager
Company: Revel Custom Wine Cellars
College: Kendall College of Art and Design, Interior Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Niki Buitenrust Hettema

I am responsible for Digital Marketing & E-Commerce for Steelcase online Store. Providing easy access to advanced performance work furniture for consumers and businesses who value design, comfort and convenience. By offering simple buying experience which includes everything from exceptional customer service to free shipping and installation..

I am also the Founder / President at Royal Bhaktapur, where we import fair-trade standard handmade products (Cashmere & Pashmina shawls) from Nepal ( Royal Bhaktapur exists in order to provide voices and opportunities to families in Nepal, so that they can have the economic freedom they need to flourish in the areas of health, education, community improvement and familial harmony. We need to remember that there is no distinction between a person in a developed country and a person in a poor country. The only difference between these individuals is opportunity, and as individuals that have opportunity, we have an obligation of service to help others achieve beneficial opportunities as well. By working directly with local producers and entrepreneurs in Nepal, we're able to contribute to the local economy and provide people with prospects to generate viable sources of income.

Job Title: Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Analyst
Company: Steelcase
College: University of Zeeland, International Business and Management, Vlissingen, The Netherlands

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