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    Leadership

    Lance Crane - President, CEO

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    Lance Crane is the CEO and 3rd generation owner of Crane Engineering, a leading provider of fluid technology solutions. 

    Lance joined his father at Crane Engineering in 2004, subsequently purchasing the business in 2007. Since then, a focus on core values, diversification, and innovation grew the company into a $50M+ company with over 90 employees. The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce awarded Crane Engineering with the Company Innovation Award in 2016.

    Before joining Crane Engineering, Lance led integrated marketing and new product teams at Campbell Mithun in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twin Cities Business Journal recognized him as a "40 under 40" leader.

    In January 2018, Lance will become President of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley.  

    Lance resides in Appleton, Wisconsin with his wife Bridget and three children-Chandler (20), Olivia (17), and Georgia (14).

    Mark Hassman - PRogram director

    mark-h-3-square.jpg Mark Hassman is the Program Director for a Mobile Septage Treatment System project at Crane Engineering. 

    Before joining Crane Engineering, Mark worked at Kimberly-Clark Corp. and James River Corp. for a combined 30 years. He worked to improve iconic international tissue and towel brands in the US and Europe, and specialized in Through-Air-Dried tissue making.

    He has led teams to develop and improve tissue technologies and operations but his passion includes integrating product design and process innovation into a cohesive business plan. 

    Mark recently received the “Papermaker of the Year” award from UW-Stevens Point and serves on the UW-Stevens Point Paper Science Foundation Board. He is also co-inventor on 9 patents and several trade secrets.  

    In 2010, Mark and his family participated in a family mission trip to the town of Bulembu, Swaziland. One of their projects included rebuilding the Community Center's bathrooms. It was there that the family’s passion for the African people began. Since then, his family has worked alongside World Relief, Cherith International, Centerwill Orphanage in Kenya and hosted children from the African Children’s choir. 

    Mark and his wife of 23 years, Keli, live in Oshkosh. Their two boys, Zac and Josh, study Mechanical Engineering at UW- Madison