Eric Harja

Eric joined Aspen Seating in 2001 and has worked in the orthotic seating field for over 20 years. Prior to joining Aspen Seating, Eric worked as an orthotic seating technician/practitioner in St. Paul, Minnesota and in Southern California. Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, an Orthotics Practitioner degree and is an American Board Certified orthotist. When Eric is not working he enjoys cheering on the Los Angeles Kings hockey team and taking part in various outdoor activities with his wife and twin children.

Mandy Chadwick

Mandy joined Aspen Seating in 2002 bringing with her over 25 years of experience in the prosthetic and wheelchair seating industries. Before joining Aspen Seating, Mandy served as Rehabilitation Division Manager at Otto Bock Australasia, working directly with clients and educating industry professionals throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In 2002, shortly after beginning to practice as a private wheelchair seating practitioner in Sydney, Australia, she immigrated to the U.S. with her family. Mandy keeps very active with her husband, two sons, her church, skiing, running, gardening and reading.

Matt Dahlke

Matt joined Aspen Seating in 2013, receiving his degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. He works directly with clients in performing seating system evaluations and fittings for every day wheelchair users as well as seating interfaces for recreational and professional athletes. In his free time, Matt enjoys racing road bikes, bouldering and skiing.

May Claire Hetzel, PT

May Claire has been working with Aspen Seating and Ride Designs in various capacities since 2000. A practicing Physical Therapist for over 30 years, May Claire performs client seating evaluations for Aspen Seating. Outside of work May Claire spends time with her husband and company co-founder, Tom, and their two children. She also enjoys various outdoor activities in addition to musical and theatrical productions.

Eric Vielbig

Eric has been General Manager for Aspen Seating and Ride Designs since 2012. Eric brings over 30 years of operations and manufacturing management experience to the team. He started his career working part time at Motion Designs/Quickie Wheelchairs while in college. Over the years Eric has attended numerous manufacturing workshops most notably, a workshop in Japan; learning manufacturing techniques from Toyota, NEC and Panasonic. Eric is an avid golfer and enjoys various outdoor activities with his wife, Melody.

Tom Hetzel, PT, ATP

Tom has been involved in virtually all levels of the seating and mobility industry for over 30 years. He supports clinical practice at Aspen Seating and leads education and product design at Ride Designs. Tom holds multiple patents in the wheelchair seating and mobility industry. When Tom is not working he tries to hide in the mountains, camping, hiking, biking and simply hanging out with his family.

Joe Bieganek, ATP

Joe has been designing, fitting and delivering wheelchair seating solutions for over 30 years. He is the pioneer and principal inventor of all the products offered by Ride Designs and Aspen Seating. Joe also leads the Aspen Seating sports program providing seating solutions for the physically active, including multi-medal-winning Paralympians. When Joe is not working you can find him on a golf course or enjoying the great outdoors.

Pages