Ergotron, a global company focused on improving how people work, learn, play and care for others, announced that Mike Schaefer has joined the organization as vice president, engineering and innovation. In his new role, Schaefer will lead the engineering and industrial design teams, focused on driving growth through product innovation.
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Mike Schaefer has recently joined Ergotron as vice president of engineering and innovation. (Photo: Ergotron)
“As an accomplished leader and an experienced engineer, Mike’s expertise will be a valuable addition to our leadership team,” said Chad Severson, chief executive officer at Ergotron. “He has a track record of making strategic decisions and delivering significant business results, while also empowering his teams to do their best work.”
Most recently, Schaefer served as president of ASI Services and strategic advisor at Autonomous Solutions, Inc. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at Tennant Company in engineering leadership roles and eight years at Ecolab leading research and development.
“Ergotron has a legacy of innovative market leadership, and we’ll continue to build on that legacy,” said Schaefer. “With a talented engineering group and a senior leadership team with a clear vision, Ergotron is well-positioned to continue finding new ways to address the evolving needs of our customers with innovative solutions.”
Schaefer is an award-winning executive who brings two decades of experience leading engineering and R&D teams. In addition to engineering expertise, he’s skilled in developing business and product strategy, identifying and negotiating partnerships, marketing, and customer relationship development. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in chemical engineering.
Ergotron, Inc. is a global company focused on improving how people work, learn, play and care for others. Using human-centered design principles and the technology of movement, Ergotron builds solutions that help people thrive in healthcare, education, contract furniture and general office environments. Its custom solutions group provides innovative product offerings to companies like Amazon, Haworth, GE Healthcare and Cisco Systems. The company has a 35-year history of innovation with more than 200 patents and a growing portfolio of award-winning brands including WorkFit®, CareFit™, LearnFit®, JŪV™ and OmniMount®. Ergotron is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a global sales and marketing presence in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. All products are designed in the United States and produced in Ergotron’s facilities in St. Paul and China.