Charissa Rubey

Founder/CEO

Charissa has been with Dakota Micro since day one. Home-grown from personal need, Charissa and her husband, Dave, founded Dakota Micro camera systems in 2002. Beginning with the AgCam, formulated specifically for the agriculture industry, they have built their business from the ground up and expanded their offerings to include ruggedized camera equipment offerings for all industries across the globe. Charissa continues her work to ensure Dakota Micro always provides the highest quality commercial rearview and surveillance camera solutions.

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Dave Rubey

Founder/Director of IT

Former farmer and owner, Dave Rubey, developed Dakota Micro cameras when a spinal injury prevented him from turning his neck to monitor his ag equipment. Together with his wife, Charissa, they saw a need for ruggedized cameras in the agriculture industry to improve safety and efficiency. The company was founded on the family farm in rural North Dakota. Twenty years later, Dave remains committed to his vision to fulfill the need for reliable and durable vision systems. Today, Dave’s expertise in developing commercial, rearview and surveillance camera solutions is in use by companies around the world. Dave continues to lead the research and development department at Dakota Micro.

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Jennifer Trittin

COO

Jennifer has been with Dakota Micro for over a decade.  She started as our bookkeeper and has grown with the company to become COO.  Jennifer oversees the day-to-day operations of Dakota Micro and ensures the business runs efficiently and effectively.

 

Shawn Schafer

Director of Manufacturing Operations

Shawn began his career at Dakota Micro in the repair department more than ten years ago and worked his way up to Director of Manufacturing Operations. He prides himself in ensuring top quality and speedy manufacturing times to deliver best-in-class products.

 

Gary Manske

Sales and Marketing Executive Director

Gary joined Dakota Micro in October 2019 and holds the role of Sales and Marketing Executive Director. With two decades of business, sales and marketing leadership experience, Gary has developed a pragmatic approach and has a passion for helping others succeed. Gary’s primary responsibility is to lead Dakota Micro in building world-class customer and dealer experiences while expanding the Dakota Micro footprint.

 

Morganne Stinsman

Sr. Marketing Specialist

New to the company in October 2020, Morganne brings a decade of sales and marketing experience to the team. She has a passion for marketing and is excited to journey alongside Dakota Micro to grow and expand to future markets. Her role encompasses all aspects of marketing including social media management, email marketing, product launch campaigns, website maintenance and more.

 

Mitch Stoeke

OEM Sales

Mitch joined the Dakota Micro team in May 2020 as OEM Sales Representative. Mitch has helped farmers during busy harvests and understands the agriculture segment of our company well. He also has had various roles working with customers and dealers alike in the technology sector, so he was a natural fit for the team. Mitch’s passion to help others is the cherry on top. He is focused on meeting clients’ goals first and knows success will follow.

 

Steve Fredrickson

Aftermarket Sales

Steve is responsible for Aftermarket Sales and covers the upper Midwest territory which includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. He brings over fifteen years of business management experience in sales and the ever-evolving technology field. Growing up on his family farm in rural Minnesota, Steve attributes his success to understanding a farmer’s innate needs.

 

Randy Scofield

Territory Account Manager

Randy joined Dakota Micro in July of 2020 as a Territory Account Manager.  He brings ten years of account management experience with a major emphasis on technology and helping customers succeed in business.  Randy grew up on a farm in rural central Minnesota and credits that upbringing, along with various construction jobs, to his work ethic and dedication. 

 

Stephanie Arth

Order Processing

Stephanie began her work at Dakota Micro over a decade ago. Since then, her tasks have grown from invoicing to encompassing every aspect of the ordering process. If something needs to be done right and on time the first time, Stephanie is the one for the job.

 

Leigha Johanson

Customer Support & Inside Sales

Leigha is the front line at Dakota Micro. She is the cheery voice you will hear when you call and is always eager to help. Leigha has also taken on the role of Inside Sales Representative, managing new dealers as well as international customers.