Staff & Board of Advisors


ArtArt Sneen, Founder, started the Manufacturers Alliance in 1990. He has 40 years of experience including positions as General Manager, Manufacturing Services Manager, and Industrial Engineer at small and medium manufacturers. Art has trained for Twin City manufacturing firms, and taught seminars for St. Thomas University and local Technical Colleges. He holds degrees in Industrial Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.



KirbyKirby Sneen, Vice President, has toured and benchmarked 100's of Minnesota manufacturing businesses for the purpose of leveraging and sharing best practices. He has degrees in Audio Engineering, Marketing and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. Contact him at 763-557-8007, or


Kim Morales, Operations and Accounting Manager, has 30 years' experience working in accounting and administration. Kim holds an Associate's degree in Accounting from Hennepin Technical College. Kim has obtained both the Lean Office certification and Lean Leader certification and is an active member of the Business Process Improvement Peer Group. Contact her at 763-533-8239 or




TammiTammi Dorion, Director of Learning and Development, has 17 years of leadership experience in a broad range of areas including sales, marketing, continuous improvement and manufacturing, holding such positions as Voice of Customer Manager, Director of Continuous Improvement, and Director of Manufacturing. She holds a bachelor's degree in Organizational Administration from University of Northwestern and an MBA from Bethel University. Tammi has trained over 200 people in Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement tools and techniques. Contact her at 763-533-8239 or


SueSue Moldenhauer, Event and Marketing Manager, has 28 years' experience working in continuing education, most recently with the University of Minnesota. Sue holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and has completed her Lean Practitioner Certification and Supervision Fundamentals Certification. For questions regarding our workshop or educational program schedule contact her at 763-383-9445 or


LydiaLydia Loges, Customer Service Representative, has over 10 years of customer service experience which includes such manufacturers as GN Resound and Boston Scientific. She holds an associate's degree from North Hennepin Community College. For questions on how to bring our workshops on-site, contact her at 763-383-9445 or




The Manufacturers Alliance Board of Advisors provides strategic direction and advice to the leadership of the Association. It helps ensure the current and future needs of local manufacturing member companies are met by shaping the training, education, and resources the Association offers. The Board includes key leaders and executives that work in and support different industry sectors of local manufacturing.


Brian Rome Jim Drennen
Jeff Radichel
Tim Keran
Mike Verdon
Kirby Sneen
Melissa Sawin
Art Sneen
Jeff Wollerman
Steve Hanson
Bill Gray


Date & Time

Board meetings will be held quarterly throughout the year on the third Friday of January, April, July, and October from 7:00 - 8:45 a.m.