Meet the Backdraft Team
Originally from the southwest corner of Minnesota, Tyler went to school for manufacturing engineering at South Dakota State University, while working for Daktronics. After graduation, Tyler started full time for Bobcat in North Dakota, until moving back closer to family in 2015. While working for Midwest Fire in Luverne, he noticed the need for some of the skills in modern manufacturing and design that he had picked up along the way and started Backdraft Manufacturing in August of 2018.
A Louisiana native, Trey graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and joined the Backdraft team in January 2020. While in school, Trey worked as an engineering intern at Halco PM, a machine shop that focused on high-end archery components. In addition to the mechanical engineering background, he brings in additional design and 3D printing expertise.
Growing up in a agricultural area and working with farmers for most of his career, Brandon brings his hard work ethic to Backdraft MFG in creating your project. After graduating from MN West, he worked in the agricultural production segment, while always wanting to get back to doing something more technical. Since joining Backdraft, he is able to bring his experience from the farm setting into the modern manufacturing arena, and help bring modern manufacturing into our area.
Continuous Improvement/ Quality
Lynette has worked in manufacturing throughout her entire career, and brings her experience in quality control and continuous improvement to Backdraft. Working for Alexandria Extrusion, she started in machining, transitioning into quality control, dealing with statistical process control and ISO certification. Lynette was the quality manager before moving back to Luverne in the early 2000's. Lynette worked for Midwest Fire before coming on board with Backdraft in mid - 2019.
Shane brings to Backdraft over 10 years in machining background, from production machining to aerospace precision. Graduating from Southeast Technical Institute in 2009, with a Machine Tool Technology A.A.S, and working in the industry in this region, Shane also shares in the belief of the need to bring more of the modern manufacturing, that Backdraft strives for, to the regional area. He enjoys bringing the variety of projects we bring in to fruition, from medical to ag equipment and everything in between.