Mike Shelton

Mike Shelton

Birchwood Laboratories

President and CEO

Mike has been a valuable fixture at Birchwood Laboratories since 1992. Over the course of his tenure, Mike has filled the position of Director of Operations, Vice President of Operations, President and COO and currently, President and CEO. Prior to Birchwood Laboratories, career accomplishments include, LecTec Corporation, Marker Laboratories, Immuno Nuclear Corp. and Genetic Laboratories. A native of Pine Island, Minnesota, Mike’s educational highlights consist of, St Cloud State University, University of Minnesota and University of Michigan Ann Abor. While away from the office, Mike enjoys hunting with his Wife and Sons, polishing his culinary skills and spending time at his historic Dodge County Minnesota Farm.

Brent Chapman

Brent Chapman

Birchwood Laboratories

Vice President of Finance, IT & Administration

Since 2009, Brent Chapman has been bringing a unique blend of experience to Birchwood Laboratories from several industries and companies ranging in size from small to large. Much of Brent’s career has been spent interpreting financial data leading to quality decision making, streamlining business processes and sound leadership. Brent holds two degrees in business-Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a Finance Minor and an MBA with emphasis in accounting.

Bruce Olsen

Bruce Olsen

Birchwood Laboratories

Vice President of Operations

Bruce began his career at Birchwood Laboratories in 1997 as a Shipping and Receiving Associate. Other positions held have been Buyer, Senior Buyer, Purchasing Manager, Operations Manager, Director of Operations and currently, Vice President of Operations. Previous career paths were in the restaurant and hospitality field including a rather diverse manufacturing background. Raised in the Northfield/Dennison area of MN, Bruce enjoys many outside interests, traveling with his wife, spending time with 2 sons and 3 grandchildren, and also playing golf.

Jesse Vouk

Jesse Vouk

Birchwood Technologies

General Manager

Jesse started at Birchwood Laboratories in September 1997 as a Technical Salesperson for the Metal Finishes Division, which was then known as Birchwood Casey Metal Finishes. Over the years, he moved on to become a Regional Sales Manager, then Sales & Marketing Manager, and is now the General Manager of Birchwood Technologies. Jesse is a US Army veteran who served as a Cavalry Scout from 1988-1990, and was recalled to serve in Desert Storm in 1991. He attended St. Cloud State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science. An avid hunter and fisher, Jesse enjoys spending time in many outdoor activities.

Shawn Nahan

Shawn Nahan

Birchwood Contract Manufacturing

General Manager

Shawn has worked with the Birchwood team since July of 1996. During that time, he has circumnavigating 3 of our 4 divisions (Birchwood Casey Sporting Goods, Birchwood Medical Products and Birchwood Contract Manufacturing). By working in 3 diverse industries, it has provided him with the knowledge and capability to bring his clients dreams to life. Before coming to Birchwood, Shawn attended the University of St. Thomas and earned a B. S. Degree with a Minor in Communications. He started his employment career with the Minnesota Twins and then at First Bank (now US Bank). Outside of work Shawn enjoys coaching his 3 sons in baseball and hockey, traveling, working out and also playing hockey.

Patrick Joas

Patrick Joas

Birchwood Laboratories Medical Division

General Manager

Patrick landed at Birchwood Laboratories in February 2010 and has found his niche in the Medical Division. With a strong background in Retail Sales/Project Management (Designer Depot), Sales Representative (The Warner Co.), Office Management & Operations (Meier Sales Co.), along with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Mount Senario College, makes the position of General Manager for the Medical Division a perfect fit. Outside of work Interests include, outdoor activities, biking, theater and travel.

Travis Sieverson

Travis Siverson

Birchwood Laboratories

Director of Regulatory Affairs / Quality Assurance

Travis started at Birchwood in December 1998. During his time at Birchwood, he performed quality/regulatory responsibilities as Quality Assurance Engineer, Quality Assurance Manager, RA/QA Manager and currently as Director of Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance. He has over 25 years of quality system and regulatory experience including the manufacturing/testing of drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, food and other regulated products with previous quality assurance work with Lifecore Biomedical. Travis grew up in Hendricks, MN and attended North Dakota State University receiving a Degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Biotechnology. Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife & 2 boys, golf, basketball and volunteering with youth sports and the Boy Scouts of America.

Amy Shero

Amy Shero

Birchwood Laboratories

Director of Human Resources

Amy came to Birchwood Laboratories in June of 2004 as the Human Resources Manager. Amy has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with an emphasis in Human Resources Management. The Human Resources Department strives to provide Birchwood employees with a positive and safe work environment with competitive compensation and benefits. Outside of work interests revolve around spending time with her husband and two daughters. Much time is spent in a basketball gym, volleyball gym or on the softball field.