Personnel

Sales Staff

Whether it's in-depth knowledge of product or up to the minute market updates, our sales team is here for you. By putting an emphasis on honesty and integrity, Sprenger Midwest has provided years of consistent, exceptional service to our customers. The industry is changing; that's why our sales team is part of one of the most comprehensive continuing education programs in the industry, to ensure that you always have the latest tools and information at your disposal.
Brian Cook
Sales, Marketing and Purchasing Manager

21 Years at Sprenger Midwest

Brian enjoys the variety of the job as well as building long-term relationship with clients and vendors.

Brian boasts the 2007 Sales Person of the Year from the South Dakota Retail Lumbermen’s Association.

Past 5 o’clock, Brian can be found spending time with family, coaching baseball diamond, playing golf and cheering on the LA Rams.

Scott Laywer
Senior Territory Sales Rep, Outside Accounts Manager

23 Years With Sprenger Midwest

Being involved with the how-to portion of the product is the best part of Scott’s day.

Scott boasts the Gold Medal Grading Certificate and take his coffee straight up – the same no nonsense approach to his daily duties at Sprenger Midwest.

Past 5 o’clock Scott enjoys spending time with his family and time outdoors.

Todd Kappenman
Regional Account Manager

16 Years at Sprenger Midwest

Best part of Todd’s position is building relationships with customers and how every day is a new challenge.

Past 5 o’clock, Todd enjoys spending time with family, golfing and cheering on the Cowboys.

Todd welcomes the challenges each day at Sprenger Midwest with a positive attitude and a strong cup of Joe (the stronger the better).

Bill DenHoed
Purchasing Manager of Specialty Products

15 Years at Sprenger Midwest

Bill’s favorite parts of the his position include building relationships with the mills and being involved with Sprenger Midwest on a large scale.

Bill was awarded Marketing Rep of the Year 2007 and enjoys cheering for the Vikings.

Past 5 o’clock, Bill enjoys spending time with his family and is a part-time instructor for the Richard Petty Driving Experience for over 10 years.

Scott Knutson
Senior Account Manager

21 Years at Sprenger Midwest

Scott enjoys the challenges of each day at Sprenger Midwest, specifically assisting customers find materials they are having trouble finding.

Past 5 o’clock, Scott enjoys spending time with family, golfing, fishing and hunting.

Scott takes his coffee straight up to fuel his days at Sprenger Midwest.

Joe Maestle
Regional Accounts Manager, Lincoln, NE

7 Years at Sprenger Midwest, Lincoln Location

Joe enjoys the everyday challenges of the position and truly feels honored to meet each client and is thankful for the relationships built.

Joe is honored with the 2000 Midwest Regional Salesman of the Year Award and is proud to hold an honorable discharge from the US Army.

Past 5 o’clock Joe can be found spending time with his family and recharging for the upcoming work week.

Joe charges his workdays at Sprenger Midwest with a cup of Joe (high octane with cream) and a positive attitude.

Kevin Fykstra
Inside Account Manager

6 Years at Sprenger Midwest

Kevin’s favorite part of the position is the variety, connecting with the customer.

Past 5 o’clock, Kevin enjoys family activities, golfing, fishing and cheering for the Vikings and the Hawkeyes.

Kevin enjoys a good cup of coffee (black) and going the extra mile for customers by locating different specialty products and by building lasting relationships.

Chris Meyer
Inside Account Manager

13 Years at Sprenger Midwest

Chris is most passionate about serving customers to the best of his ability and enjoys the friendships built with his customers.

Chris is honored with the 2011 Salesman of the Year Award (Nebraska Wholesale Salesman of the Year).

Past 5 o’clock, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, time outdoors and cheering on the Bears, Huskers and Cardinals.

Wyatt Year
Inside Account Manager

5 Years at Sprenger Midwest

Wyatt comes to Sprenger Midwest with over 10 years industry experience. He enjoys working with his customer base and creating lasting, beneficial business relationships with each one.

Past 5 o’clock, Wyatt enjoys spending time with family and cheering on the Packers.

Cory Braton
Inside Account Manager

3 Years at Sprenger Midwest

Best part of Cory’s position is ensuring the best product and service in a timely fashion and making sure each client is satisfied.

Past 5 o’clock, Cory enjoys spending time with family, hunting, fishing and cheering on the Packers.

Matt Winblade
Inside Sales Rep

1 Year at Sprenger Midwest

Matt brings years of retail lumber experience to Sprenger Midwest. In his position, Matt is most passionate about providing his customers with a positive experience.

Past 5 o’clock, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and cheering on the Bears and Cubs.

Taylor Steinborn
Inside Account Manager

9 Years at Sprenger Midwest

Taylor Steinborn makes the move from product distribution to an Inside Account Manager at Sprenger Midwest.

He brings 8 years of cedar and pine woods experience from his previous position at Sprenger Midwest.

Past 5 o’clock, Taylor enjoys biking, kayaking and enjoying outdoor activities. He enjoys spending time with friends and family and cheering on the Patriots.

Nick Sehr
Inside Account Manager and Engineered Lumber Designer/ Draftsperson

>1 Year at Sprenger Midwest

Nick Sehr joins the Sprenger Midwest team as an Inside Account Manager and Engineered Lumber Designer/Draftsperson.

He is excited to bring his passion for design and sales to Sprenger Midwest.

Past 5 o’clock, Nick enjoys spending time with friends and family, golfing, playing amateur league baseball and cheering on the Miami Dolphins.

Support Staff

The administrative and support staff at SPRENGER MIDWEST are ready to help you with any of your questions or concerns. We are continually working on efficiency and the best of communications in handling your orders.
Jessica Tille
Receptionist/Accounting Support

12 Years With Sprenger Midwest

Jessica enjoys the variety and challenges of each day as well as working with customers.

Past 5 o’clock Jessica can be found spending time with her husband and son and cheering for the Vikings.

Jessica fuels her days at Sprenger Midwest with iced vanilla lattes.

Nancy Bickett
Inventory Control, A/R and Systems Manager

26 Years at Sprenger Midwest

Variety is the best part of her position as well as the team dynamic.

Past 5 o’clock, Nancy can be found spending time with her family and also enjoys going to the gym and perfecting her strike technique at the bowling alley.

Nancy powers through her day with Sugar-Free Iced Lattes – any variety of flavors.

Kari Theis
Billing and Shipping Clerk

8 Years at Sprenger Midwest

Kari enjoys the variety of her position and the vision and values of Sprenger Midwest. She also enjoys the teamwork dynamic.

Past 5 o’clock Kari can be found spending time with family, gardening and outdoor sports and/or hopping on a motorcycle headed to the Sturgis rally.

Kari kick starts her day at Sprenger Midwest with a smile and a cup of black coffee.

Jeff Lanners
Warehouse Manager

20 Years at Sprenger Midwest

Jeff enjoys the day-to-day challenges of the job and making sure all aspects of the job are done right.

In addition to management training, Jeff is an EPAUST Operator (Class A&B) and has completed the lift truck operators training course.

Past 5 o’clock Jeff can be found at home with his family, fishing, hunting and cheering on the Colts.

Jeff’s go-to beverage, coffee (black), helps fuel his days at Sprenger Midwest.

Peggy Whitaker
Controller, Treasurer

21 Years at Sprenger Midwest

Peggy enjoys the variety of the job and works hard to ensure the day-to-day operations of the business run smoothly.

Past 5 o’clock, Peggy can be found spending time with family, fishing, hunting and cheering on the Vikings and Twins.

Peggy welcomes each workday with a positive attitude and a cup of coffee – straight up.

Bruce Wieskus
Traffic Manager

28 Years at Sprenger Midwest

Bruce enjoys the variety or position as well as interacting with the trucking companies. Bruce is passionate about being a team player and works hard to ensure the day goes smooth.

Past 5 o’clock, Bruce enjoys spending time with family, working with his horses, fishing and cheering for all Minnesota-based sports teams.

Bruce tackles the challenges of each day with his years of experience and a cup of black coffee.

John Klutman
Operations Manager, Lincoln

8 Years at Sprenger Midwest

Best part of John’s position is overseeing the wonderful staff we have assembled at the Lincoln branch.

Past 5 o’clock, John enjoys spending time with family, golfing and cheering on the Huskers.

John is a born and bred Husker fan as well as an alumnus of the University of Nebraska.

Eric Henninger
Billing and Shipping Clerk, Lincoln Location

1 Year at Sprenger Midwest

Eric enjoys interacting with people, learning new responsibilities and building camaraderie with his fellow Sprenger Midwest employees.

In his professional role, Eric brings 20 years of lumber retail experience to Sprenger Midwest.

Past 5 o’clock, Eric can be found enjoying the outdoors, cheering on the Huskers and Broncos and proudly boasts the title “World’s Best Dad” from his two children, Abree and Brody.

Eric fuels his day at Sprenger Midwest with a can-do attitude and Dr. Pepper.