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Elmer Wessel

Elmer Wessel, PresidentEmail • 888-418-7547 ext. 3142
As a SourceOne co-founder in 1974, Elmer contributes over 35 years of design and manufacturing experience to your most critical projects. As an advisor to our design staff, Elmer helps find efficient and sometimes unique manufacturing solutions in the area of plant automation, product design and manufacturing cell development. With training as a tool maker, hands-on experience in both job shop and product manufacturing environments and an immensely qualified support staff, Elmer is dedicated to fulfilling your outsourcing needs.

Eric Slezak

Eric Slezak, General Manager Email • Direct: 402-875-5638 or 888-418-7547 ext. 3202
Before joining SourceOne in 2001, Eric held positions as a Plant Manager, Automation and Tooling Supervisor, Quoting Specialist, Tooling Specialist and Tool and Die/Mold Maker. He has worked in manufacturing for over 25 years with tool and die experience since 1986. Eric holds a Master’s Degree in International Business, a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Machine Tool Technology. He also has additional experience in electronics.

Harley Schuerman

Harley Schuerman, CNC & Production Supervisor Email • Direct: 402-875-5652 or 888-418-7547 ext. 3302
A part of SourceOne’s team since 2005, Harley is responsible for expanding the specialized machining project department. Harley has 25 years of manufacturing experience, including over 15 years of line management. Harley is well versed in medium to high volume manufacturing including CNC machining, secondary processing and production scheduling.  He also excels in time reduction, product improvement, MRP, and inventory control.

Steve Prall Steve Prall, Welding Production SupervisorEmail • Direct: 402-875-5664 or 888-418-7547 ext. 3192
Steve Joined the SourceOne team in 2005 as a Welder/Fabricator and has brought his previous manufacturing knowledge to the Fabrication Department. Steve’s years of experience and knowledge of the welding, fabrication and quality control areas have made him a key contact to assist customers with their fabrication needs. Steve holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Non-Destructive Testing.
Brad Velder Brad Velder, Automation and Tooling SupervisorEmail • Direct: 402-875-5670 or 888-418-7547 ext. 3208
Brad has worked for SourceOne since 2003, manufacturing machines, tools and equipment for customers. As Automation and Tooling Supervisor, he works directly with customers to help determine how to best meet their needs for machines, projects and new machine builds. His experience on the front line of machine building gives him the knowledge to build the right machine for your company. Brad has an Associate of Applied Science in machine tool and die from Southeast Community College.
Matt Sahs

Matt Sahs, Sales and Quoting Coordinator Email • Direct: 402-875-5642 or 888-418-7547 ext. 3212
Before being named Sales and Quoting Coordinator, Sahs served SourceOne as material handler, assembler, assembly supervisor, and production manager as well as earning customer service and sales responsibilities for the company's line of outdoor power equipment. In 2006, he completed his degree in business management while working full-time. Having joined the staff in 1994, his knowledge of the company and its customers is valuable in quoting new opportunities. "We like a challenge, and we're always looking for a newer and better way to do something," says Matt.

Pat Miller

Pat Miller, Project Coordinator Email • Direct: 402-875-5640 or 888-418-7547 ext. 3111
Pat has over 20 years of manufacturing experience, and has held positions in Quality Control, Production, Purchasing, Shipping & Receiving, and Supervision. He is experienced in quality control, production, AutoCAD, and Programming. Pat became part of the SourceOne family in 1998.

Kathy Casburn

Kathy Casburn, Powder Coating Project Coordinator Email • Direct: 402-875-5639 or 888-418-7547 ext. 3166
Kathy started with SourceOne assisting customers with powder coating services but her knowledge and capabilities have grown along with SourceOne. Contact Kathy to request powder coating quotations, expedite or schedule a project, inquire about shipping, billing or other related issues. Kathy understands SourceOne's culture of putting the customer first and strives to get your project completed efficiently.

Jeff Bockoven

Jeff Bockoven, Quality Assurance Email • Direct: 402-875-5641 or 888-418-7547 ext. 3120
After ten years of service to SourceOne customers, Jeff Bockoven took on additional responsibilities in Quality Assurance in 2007 as part of a strategic planning process that re-emphasized the importance of quality to the organization. Jeff is now in charge of quality manuals, inspections, monitoring of prints, and much more. Your project will be under Jeff's knowledgeable supervision and he will have the entire staff up-to-speed on the best way to complete your project on time and at the high level of quality you require.

Jon Hoffman

Jon Hoffman, Project Engineer Email • Direct: 402-875-5639 or 888-418-7547 ext. 3173
Jon joined SourceOne in August of 2014 as a Project Engineer. In this position, Jon utilizes over 15 years of engineering experience to successfully manage specialty projects and prototyping that SourceOne offers. Prior to working with SourceOne, Jon has extensive experience managing his own engineering consulting business.

Bob Raatz

Bob Raatz, Controller Email • Direct: 402-875-5639 or 888-418-7547 ext. 3137
Bob joined SourceOne in January 2015, and has brought nearly 25 years of accounting and financial experience, including 15 years in manufacturing. Having worked as a Controller and Accounting Manager for various mid-size organizations, Bob has had the opportunity to wear many hats, including extensive hands-on experience in accounting, financial management, IT, Operations and Human Resources.

Doug Topil

Doug Topil, Process Engineer Email • Direct: 402-875-5639 or 888-418-7547 ext. 3218
Doug joined SourceOne in November of 2016 and works as a Process Engineer. In this position, Doug helps supervise welding, production, and powder coating as well as coordinate the flow of work between the three departments. Having been in a supervisory/management position for 24 of the 30 years he has been in manufacturing helps bring valuable expertise and experience to his position.

Lonnie Schmidt

Lonnie Schmidt, Engineering Manager Email • Direct: 402-875-5639 or 888-418-7547 ext. 3148
Lonnie joined SourceOne in March 2015 and brings over 20 years of engineering experience with him. Lonnie serves as an Engineering Manager at SourceOne, where he is involved in all engineering functions. These include machine build design, sheet metal design, and overseeing the Quality Department, to name a few.

Mike Sullivan

Mike Sullivan, Controls Engineer Email • Direct: 402-875-5639 or 888-418-7547 ext. 3114
Mike joined SourceOne in June of 2016, and works as a Controls Engineer. In this position, Mike enjoys contributing to the success of the Machine Building capabilities at SourceOne. Prior to his employment here, Mike has accumulated over 20 years of experience both running his own company and managing the maintenance department at a printing facility.