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Leadership

Jim Smiley, President/CEO

Jim Smiley, President/CEO

Since 2008, Jim Smiley has proved to be an invaluable leader and asset to HM Cragg. Jim has a lifetime (32+ years) of management and consulting experience in both the telecommunications and distribution industries. Jim maintains an active role in the local church and community and is a devoted husband, father, and doting grandfather.

Tony Wand, Chief Operating Officer

Tony Wand, Chief Operating Officer

Tony Wand brings nearly 30 years of cross-functional finance and accounting experience to HM Cragg. He earned a B.A. in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA and passed his CPA exam at that time. He also earned his Executive MBA at St. Thomas University in St Paul, MN in 1998. Tony and his wife, Deb, have twin girls who will be starting college in 2013. Tony is active in his church in various leadership positions and is Treasurer of the local food shelf. He also enjoys working out, reading mindless murder mysteries, photography and is a huge Minnesota Twins fan.

Tim Foley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Tim Foley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Tim brings over 20 years’ experience in Sales, Marketing and Engineering and has worked within several large organizations including General Electric, Rockwell Automation, and Danaher Corporation. He has held leadership positions in Sales and Marketing in each of his recent positions. Tim has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University plus a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Indiana University. Outside of the office Tim enjoys biking, hiking, and flying airplanes. He has occasionally volunteered as an Angel Flight pilot, transporting patients and their family to or from treatment locations.

Ron Piersky, Vice President of Sales

Ron Piersky, Director of Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS)

Ron Piersky has spent over 13 years working in the UPS industry—specifically in sales—with recognized power quality providers including Powerware, Best Power, and MGE. Ron is a seasoned traveler and active leader both in and out of the office. When not fly-fishing or enjoying an excursion to the Caribbean, Ron volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and serves his local church as an elder.


Dan Pumarlo, Director of Service and Standby Sales

Dan Pumarlo, Director of Service and Standby Sales

Dan is an industry-experienced professional with over 20 years of cross-functional backup power applications and project management experience. A graduate of the Naval Nuclear Power School and the Naval Nuclear Electronics Technician School, Dan served in the US Navy aboard the USS Los Angeles submarine and is well-schooled in a wide range of telecommunications, utility, and switchgear infrastructure solutions. Outside of HM Cragg, Dan is an active father and citizen, coaching Little League baseball and participating in Cub Scouts with his two sons, as well as donating time and resources to local charities.


Barb Bertsch, Director of Marketing

Barb Bertsch, Director of Marketing

Barb Bertsch has 20 years of sales, marketing and customer service experience within various industries. She earned a Masters degree in Organizational Development in 2003 and joined HM Cragg as a Marketing Manager in 2010. Barb is an active volunteer leader in the community focusing on job transition networking; helping people in job transition. She also volunteers at various facilities teaching people how to handle job transition. Barb enjoys fitness and has a passion for travel, food, and good wine shared with great friends. She also enjoys time spent with her husband traveling outside the U.S., hanging out in the city, on the golf course, or in one of their many favorite restaurants.