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International Crane Foundation

 

Jason Sauey

Jason C. Sauey is CEO of the Nordic Group of Companies, a family-held holding company of primarily three operating companies:  Flambeau, Inc.; Seats, Inc.; and Columbia ParCar.  Flambeau is a diversified manufacturer of plastic products and contract solutions.  Seats is a manufacturer of seating products for vehicles and equipment.  Columbia is a provider of electric vehicles for industrial, institutional, closed  campus and fixed route environments. 

Mr. Sauey also serves as President of Flambeau, Inc., a proprietary products marketer and contract plastics manufacturer of a wide variety of applications serving retail, commercial and industrial markets.  Flambeau is one of the largest privately-held plastics processors in North America and is comprised of ten manufacturing plants in the United States, one in the United Kingdom, and one in Mexico.  Flambeau is about evenly split in its product mix between blow molding and injection molding processes.  Along with its Technology Center, Flambeau is a turnkey design, engineering and manufacturing resource of molds, automation & finishing devices and plastic products for a wide variety of applications.  Flambeau serves over 40 different 4-digit SIC codes in its business mix.

 A native of Wisconsin, Mr. Sauey earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.  At both institutions he graduated with honors and as a member of the Dean’s List.  He began his career at Flambeau in 1985 as Marketing Manager, was promoted to Vice President of Marketing in 1986, and became President in 1992.  Mr. Sauey serves on the Board of Directors of Flambeau, Inc. as well as its parent holding company, The Nordic Group of Companies.  He serves as Chairman of both Boards.  He also served on the Board of Directors of Artecon, a forerunner to the company named Dot Hill, a publicly-traded company on the NASDAQ exchange as well as the Board of Directors of Lowrance Electronics, a company that was also publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange.

 Mr. Sauey was highly active in the Cleveland Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization and is active in its YPO Gold chapter.  He served on the YPO chapter Executive Committee for many years as well as its Chairman in 2001-02.  Flambeau is a member of many trade associations; Mr. Sauey has been active in a number of them and served as Chairman of the American Sportfishing Association after he served on its Board of Directors for several years.

 Mr. Sauey and his wife, Donna, currently reside in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  They have two sons:  Garrett and Austin, who are both employed in Madison, Wisconsin.  Favorite family activities include music and the arts, sporting activities, the outdoors, and lively debates.