Personnel

Tom Uelner

Company CEO

Tom has lived and breathed Tool and Die ever since he was a teenager. He earned his journeyman’s card while attending college and then graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, where he graduated with his business degree. He has been active full time ever since, becoming the owner and president of UTD in 1982. Tom’s wealth of knowledge in the Tool and Die and metal stamping industry has grown to over 45 years strong. Although it doesn’t stop at just tooling and metal stamping, his expertise branches out into fabricating, engineering and machining as well. In his spare time, he enjoys rebuilding exotic cars, motorcycles, and even a gas turbine. When he’s not working on one of his many projects, he loves spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Contact Me

Tom@uelnertool.com
563-583-5125

Meet the Experts

Uelner Precision Tool and Dies | Traditional Midwestern Craftsmanship and Values

Brad Kueter

Sales Engineer

Brad Kueter is the go to guy when it comes to any new project in the company; the practical knowledge he brings to the table is second to none. From part development to tooling diagnostics at your facility, he’ll get you headed in the right direction. In his spare time, he races motorcycles on road courses and loves building race bikes.

Contact Me

BKueter@uelnertool.com
563-583-5125
563-663-1528

Jeff Lahr

Plant Manager

Jeff graduated from Hawkeye Technical College and earned his tool & die maker journeyman’s certificate in 1978. In 1990 he joined UTD as plant supervisor. Jeff brings unparalleled experience to the design and building of tools and dies.

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JLahr@uelnertool.com
563-583-5125

Ed Bergfield

Tool & Die Floor Manager

Ed joined the UTD team 26 years ago building tools and dies.  The experience, knowledge and his attention to detail is unparalleled in the tool and die industry.

Contact Me

uelner@uelnertool.com
563-583-5125

Jordan Lahr

Production Manager

Jordan got his start at UTD while in high school. Upon graduation from NICC, Jordan joined UTD full time in 2005 in its production operations. Jordan is managing the production needs and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the industry with new employees.

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JOLahr@uelnertool.com
563-583-5125

Shannon Mussman

Quality Manager

Shannon started off as being our purchasing manager here at Uelner, at which he excelled. When the position of Quality Manager became available, he jumped at the chance to dive into the quality field on top of purchasing! Dedication and drive for advancement are two of his top priorities and thus makes him an integral part of the Uelner Family. His hobbies include being a Corvette lover and all in all car connoisseur.

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SMussman@uelnertool.com
563-583-5125

Jill Falaris

Materials Manager

Jill is production purchasing at Uelner.  You will know Jill as the former document data controller.  When the previous PA retired, Jill was excited to take on a greater responsibility and was trained by the previous PA who had 24 years with our company.

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JFalaris@uelnertool.com
563-583-5125

Jeff Zapf

Controller

Jeff is the Controller at Uelner. Invoicing and billing all run through his desk. So, if you have a question about payment terms or schedules, he’s the guy you talk to. Jeff is also an avid fisherman down at his local lake and is always bringing us fresh fillets during the summer.

Contact Me

JZapf@uelnertool.com
563-583-5125

Billy Potter

Documents Data Controller

Billy is the documents data controller for everyone here at Uelner. She takes care of setting up jobs, printing all the shippers, managing the incoming purchase orders and delegating to the appropriate department. She is also the first voice you get to hear when you call the office. She is the newest member of Uelner and has done a fantastic job from the day she started.

Contact Me

Uelner@uelnertool.com
563-583-5125

Nate Ginther

Sales Engineer

Contact Me

NGinther@uelnertool.com
563-583-5125
563-258-2440

Jayne Uelner

HR Director

Jayne has been by Tom’s side since the beginning. Here at Uelner, she has a real talent for finding well-qualified employees. Showing that the new hires aren’t just a number here at Uelner, but now part of the Uelner Family.

Contact Me

JUelner@uelnertool.com
563-583-5125