Charissa Rubey, Founder/CEO

Charissa has been with Dakota Micro since day one. She works closely with her husband, Dave Rubey, to ensure Dakota Micro always provides the highest-quality commercial rearview and surveillance camera solutions.

Dave Rubey, Founder/Director of IT

Dave remains committed his vision to fulfill the need for reliable, commercial, rearview and surveillance camera solutions. In addition to working closely with his wife Charissa Rubey to run the business, he also leads the research and development department, and develops new and improved products that keep Dakota Micro the industry leader.

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 has been with Dakota Micro for over a decade.  Shawn began his career in the repair department and has grown with the company to become the Director of Manufacturing Operations.  Shawn is responsible for overseeing and directing all of our manufacturing operations.

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.

Jason Hagelstrom, Director of Marketing

Jason has been with the company since 2014.  He began his career with Dakota Micro as a Sale Representative and quickly moved into the role of Account Manager.  In 2019 Jason was promoted to Director of Marketing.  His job now involves everything marketing related at Dakota Micro, including our new slate of videos showing the durability of our cameras.  Check out Jason in our newest line of Can We Break It videos as well as our AgCam vs Rep videos on our YouTube page.

Brian Hula, Director of Aftermarket Sales

Brian came to Dakota Micro in 2019 in the role of Sales Representative.  His experience in sales and management put him very quickly into the role of Director of Aftermarket Sales.  Brian’s responsibilities include managing all dealer sales reps and working in conjunction with the other directors within Dakota Micro. Brian also manages a sales territory within the U.S., ensuring he is always up-to-date on current agricultural and industrial markets.

Josh Hagelstrom, OEM Sales Manager

Josh joined Dakota Micro in March 2020 as OEM Sales Manager.  Josh recently spent over 13 years at a global company focusing on sales and account management. His focus has been on understanding customer challenges and providing solutions to help meet the client’s objectives. Josh’s goals are to become partners with his clients and work to ensure OEM clients see the benefits and value in working with Dakota Micro.

Steve Fredrickson, Territory Manager

Steve is a Territory Manager covering the upper Midwest territory, which includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  He brings 15 plus years of business management experience in sales and the always evolving technology field.  Steve contributes his success to growing up on his family farm in Minnesota.

Stephanie Arth, Order Processing

Steph has been with Dakota Micro for over a decade. Steph started in invoicing and has grown to handle all aspects of order processing. When it’s got to be there, and it’s got to be right, we know Stephanie will get the job done.

Leigha Johanson, Customer Support & Inside Sales

Leigha is the front line here at Dakota Micro, Inc. She is the first voice you will hear when you call us, and she’s here to help. Any questions, just call. Leigha has also taken on a new sales role, handling our international customers and being the first line caller to dealers that we don’t currently have representation in.