Dakota Supply Group (DSG) recently named Dean Barak, Craig Thompson, Don Metzger and Justin Ossefoort as new Regional Operations Managers. This newly created role brings dedicated focus on creating operational excellence across each of DSG’s regions, a key ingredient to providing a world-class customer experience.
Dean Barak has been a member of DSG’s team for 24 years and will now manage operations throughout its Wisconsin region, including branches in La Crosse, Plover and Rice Lake. He previously served as Operations Manager and Counter Sales Supervisor for DSG’s location in La Crosse, WI.
Craig Thompson has been a member of DSG’s team for 20 years and will now oversee operations across its Montana region, including branches in Billings, Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell and Missoula. Prior to this promotion, Thompson served as Operations Manager and an Account Manager for DSG’s Bozeman, MT, location.
Don Metzger first joined DSG’s team 20 years ago and will now lead operations throughout its North Dakota region with branches in Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and Williston. Along with his new duties, Metzger will continue to serve as branch manager of DSG’s Waterworks location in Bismarck, ND.
Justin Ossefoort is a new addition to DSG’s team and will now manage operations throughout its South Dakota region, including branches in Aberdeen, Mitchell, Pierre, Rapid City and Sioux Falls. He previously served as a Facility Operations Manager for SPS Companies, a large wholesale distributor of industrial products.
“We believe that operational excellence is a key driver of benefits for our customers,” says Mike Meiresonne, DSG’s Chief Operating Officer. “This role ensures that we implement the best operational practices throughout each of our regions, and Dean, Craig, Don and Justin are perfect fits to make this happen. They all know their respective markets inside and out, and they understand the needs of our customers in those regions as well. I am excited to see how the benefits of their local experiences will extend throughout our regional warehouses and to our customers’ own businesses.”