Dr. Kyle E. Smith, Co-Chief Executive Officer
A farm kid from Missouri, Kyle earned his Ph.D. in Solid State Chemistry at Brown University. After careers at Eastman Kodak Company and Hill-Rom, Kyle and his family moved to Minnesota in 2006 when Kyle joined Reell as President. Kyle appreciates leading Reell’s leadership team because the ownership, board of directors, executives and Coworkers are all driven to have a company culture that values people. At Reell, people come before short-term profits.
Outside of work, Kyle enjoys riding ATVs, gardening, and helping with church and community events. A Kansas City Chiefs fan, if you hear the NFL theme song from across the office it might be Kyle’s phone—he changes the ringtone every fall.
Shari Erdman, Co-Chief Executive Officer
Shari Erdman serves Reell as Co-CEO. She has been at Reell over 20 years and has served in many roles throughout the organization. In May of 2023, Shari was promoted from President to Co-CEO. Shari loves her job because Reell is a company that is committed to “Doing What is Right”, has a heart for people and sees the innate value in every individual. A great day for Shari is seeing Coworkers grow and develop and become all they were created to be. Reell has a 50+ year reputation of providing excellent service to our customers and will continue to do this into the future while upholding Reell’s core values. Shari earned her BA and MBA from the University of Northwestern. She also serves as an ESOP Trustee.
After work, Shari enjoys spending time with family. Shari’s husband is a teacher and they have three children, two grandchildren and two more on the way! Shari also enjoys any time she can spend on the lake in the summer and enjoys gardening. Shari has been very active in community involvement at Reell and has lead the Reell global service trips since the partnership in the Dominican Republic began. Shari looks forward to additional community involvement service trips as we look to the future.
Jennifer Struemke, Chief Financial Officer
Jennifer began her career with eight years of public accounting experience working mainly with manufacturing and distribution clients. Jennifer maintains an active CPA license, as well as holding the Charted Global Management Accountant (CGMA) credential. Prior to joining Reell, Jennifer was a Controller at several local companies where she was responsible for financial reporting (US GAAP and IFRS), system integrations, tax, treasury, setting up foreign subsidiaries and M&A activity. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls.
Jennifer is a servant leader who values working with teams and growing the business through people. She is an engaging individual with a wonderful family who enjoy traveling and outdoor recreation in all seasons of Minnesota!
Andrina Weis, Vice President of Global Coworker Services
Andrina is an advocate for Reell values, is passionate about growth and development and helping people become their best. Andrina has over twenty years of experience in human resources and talent development in manufacturing industries and over ten years leading teams in various roles, including human resources, sales and marketing. Andrina holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from Concordia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Management from the College of St. Benedict. Andrina also holds a Professional of Human Resources certification and serves Reell as Corporate Secretary and an ESOP Trustee.
Andrina enjoys spending time with her husband and their two daughters, connecting with family and friends, summertime at the family’s cabin, traveling, reading and exercising.
Jack Field, Vice President Global Sales and Customer Service
Jack was first attracted to sales and marketing because he is extroverted and externally focused to his core. Jack earned his BA at the University of Minnesota and his MBA at the University’s Carlson School of Management. The Reell commitment to growth and development gives Jack new motivation every day to pursue his maximum potential. In addition to his position at Reell, Jack serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of St. Thomas teaching MBA courses.
Jack is a music, television, and movie aficionado—there isn’t a media trivia question he can’t answer! His favorites include U2 and The West Wing. Jack enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, particularly outdoors. He’s an adventurous eater and enjoys food of all ethnicities.
Brian Johnson, Chief Operating Officer
A former NDSU football player and a Bison at heart, Brian has a broad technology base with work experience in automotive, consumer electronics, defense, health imaging, medical device and telecommunications. He is a named inventor on fourteen patents. After earning his BS in Mechanical Engineering at NDSU, Brian appreciates that Reell provides a great deal of exposure on a global market and application basis. He is engaged in building a vibrant organization poised for future growth and emerging opportunities.
Brian loves the outdoors—biking, boating, fishing, skiing and travel. He and his wife Julie have two young adult children. Brian has won several “Best Dressed” awards at Reell for his unique costumes while participating in the company bean bag competition.