Chairman & CEO
Mr. Hansen is a co-founder, and the Chairman and CEO, of Hansen Engine. Prior to joining the Company full-time on January 1, 1983, Mr. Hansen was from 1972-1982 an investment analyst for the Board of Pensions of the Lutheran Church in America (LCA), a self-insured employee benefit plan. He was previously employed as a securities broker in Washington, DC during 1968–1972, and prior thereto by the US Central Intelligence Agency. He is a co-founder of Electromed, Inc., for which he served as Chairman/CEO for 20 years (1992-2012). Mr. Hansen now devotes full-time service to Hansen Engine. He holds a BA Degree from Dana College (1964), an MA Degree from the University of Cincinnati in US History (1966), an MDiv Degree from Luther Theological Seminary (1976), and completed additional graduate studies in US Economic History and Foreign Policy at the University of Cincinnati. He is the brother of Craig Hansen.
Senior Vice President, Research & Development
Mr. Hansen is a co-founder and Senior Vice President Research and Development for Hansen Engine. He is a graduate of Western Iowa Technical School (1969) and has completed additional studies in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. He was previously employed as an engineering associate by Western Electric Co. (1969–1974). Mr. Hansen has been granted over 25 patents from the US Patent Office and foreign patent offices relating to engine technology and air/gas compression and has numerous additional patents pending in the US and foreign countries. He is the brother of Robert Hansen.
Vice President, Engineering
Mr. Cross joined the company in December 1981. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology, earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering (1980) with a background in thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and mechanical design. Mr. Cross is a co-inventor in certain of the Company's issued and pending patents. Prior to joining Hansen Engine, Mr. Cross served as project engineer/project manager for Central Engineering Company, Minneapolis, MN, providing turn-key design, fabrication, and installation of jet engine and military tank transmission test-cell equipment. Mr. Cross's background also includes training and experience in the machinist/tool and die trades. Mr. Cross holds membership in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
Board of Directors
Anthony Albright is an accomplished investment professional with more than 25 years of serving both personal and corporate clients. In 2012, he was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives where he serves on committees affecting commerce, healthcare and workforce development. Mr. Albright is actively engaged in numerous civic and charitable endeavors, which include the development of leadership development programs for young adults in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
Mr. Hagedorn is founder and owner of The Centurion Companies located in Alexandria, Virginia. Centurion Technologies identifies, supports, and markets new technologies relating to energy efficiency and conservation. Centurion Realty Ltd. is directed at residential and commercial real estate sales and development projects. Centurion Financial, Ltd. provides mortgage financing on residential homes, residential development projects, and commercial real estate. Mr. Hagedorn served in the Minnesota State Legislature (1971–1975) and four terms as a US Congressman from Minnesota (1975–1983).
Mr. Hawley was President and CEO of Hansen Supercharger Corporation from March 1996 until February 1998. Mr. Hawley is the founder (1979) of Polymer Composites, Inc. (PCI) of Winona, Minnesota. PCI is the developer of a unique class of composite molding materials suitable for high strength, large volume applications. The automotive industry is a large consumer of molding materials from PCI. PCI was sold by Mr. Hawley in 1988 to Hoechst Celanese, Chatham, New Jersey. Mr. Hawley is also the founder (1989) of Composite Products, Inc. (CPI) of Winona, Minnesota. CPI is the developer of a unique new processing system for molding thermoplastic composite materials by applying a faster, more economical method. The automotive industry is the largest user of this technology. CPI was sold to Binani Industries, LLC of Mumbai, India in February of 2011. He graduated from Mankato State University (1968) with a BA degree in Chemistry and Math. He has completed further studies in economics and accounting at Winona State University, Mr. Hawley served as a member of Minnesota Technology Inc.'s Equity Fund until March 15, 1996.
Dr. Murray provided scientific and executive management for Ford Motor Company for over 30 years. He served as Ford Motor Company's Technology Director for the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV), a government-industry initiative established to develop affordable, fuel-efficient vehicles. In this position, he led government-industry teams researching a wide range of technologies, including advanced vehicle construction, power trains, fuel cells, batteries, and power electronics. Since his retirement in 2002 he has provided consulting through his firm, ECOPLEXUS Inc. Mr. Murray is also a principal of Allied Composite Technologies LLC, a technology integration company located in the Detroit area. Dr. Murray earned an MBA from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan; a PhD and MS in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He has also taken numerous continuing professional development courses, including Strategic Planning, Technology Licensing, and Product Development Methodologies.