Rob Haugen – President of Sales Since 2011
Rob attended Culinary School and graduated in the top of his class. After culinary school Rob would go on to work as an Executive Chef for various restaurants for over 13 years. Rob has over 20 years of experience within the foodservice and meat industry. Rob joined the Swanson Meats team in the spring of 2011. Rob has a wealth of product knowledge and a great understanding of what it takes to run a successful restaurant. Outside of work Rob enjoys spending time with his family. Rob is also a part of Swanson Meat’s skeet shooting club.
Eric Loehr – Sales Representative Since 2006
Eric’s career in the meat business started when he was 16 years old. Over the years, Eric’s capabilities and product knowledge expanded as he would hold many different roles and responsibilities. In 2003, Eric joined Swanson Meats and in 2006 an opportunity opened up in sales. Eric quickly found his niche in sales as a center of the plate specialist. Eric enjoys meeting new people, establishing successful business relationships, and forming friendships through sales. Away from work, Eric enjoys spending time with family and friends on the golf course. Eric is also a huge Chicago Bears fan, which can create some friendly tension at work during football season.
Dan Forster – Sales Representative Since 2001
In 1972, Dan began working part time for the family business. Over the years Dan’s capabilities grew and in 1982 Dan decided to start a catering division at Forster Meats. Dan would spend the next 19 years focusing on the foodservice industry. In the fall of 2001, Dan joined Swanson Meats. Dan has continued to put to use his customer service expertise within the foodservice industry to build strong customer relationships. With 42 years of experience, Dan has extensive product knowledge and takes great pride in taking care of his customers. Away from work Dan enjoys spending time with family and friends. Dan also enjoys fishing, hunting, and foraging the woods for edible plants and mushrooms.
Dave Muehlbauer – In-House Sales Since 1962
Dave began his career at Schumacher Meats, later he would become a Certified Journeyman Meat Cutter, reaching the highest level of expertise. In 1992, Dave started as an outside sales representative for Swanson Meats, and in 2011, Dave took over as our In-House Sales Specialist. With over 45 years of experience Dave has become very well versed in the products Swanson carries. Dave enjoys interacting with customers and the relationships that form out of sales. When Dave isn’t at work he loves spending time with family, friends, and on the golf course. Dave is also a huge Packers fan, we’re still trying to convert him.
David Gonzalez – Sales Representative Since 2011
David began working for Swanson Meats in 2000. Over the years, David’s experience grew and his knowledge of products increased as he would hold many different positions. In 2007, David began selling part-time, and in 2011, David was promoted to a full-time sales representative. David is fluent in both English and Spanish, and his area of expertise is in ethnic foods. David enjoys meeting new people, providing outstanding service, and helping customers grow their business. Away from work David enjoys spending time with family, friends, and his customers.
Ron Urlaub – Sales Representative Since 2013
Ron has over 30 years of foodservice experience in sales, sales management, purchasing, and operations. Ron is dedicated to providing great service and communication to his customer to ensure the success of their business. Ron’s biggest enjoyment from his career is building business relationships with his customers. Away from work Ron enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating, fishing, hunting, golfing, and skiing.
Mark Bigelow – Sales Representative Since 2014
Mark Bigelow has been in the meat business for over 35 years, and has a wide variety of experience from owning his own truck & route to working a variety of inside and outside sales positions. Mark enjoys building relationships and offering insight on how his customers may be able to become more efficient and profitable. He has always made it a goal of his to put his customers first, and his customers will be the first ones to tell you this. Outside of work Mark enjoys spending his time with his wife and three children, he also raises a few cattle and goats on a hobby farm in Rosemount, MN.