Community

We hold strong to the belief that to whom much is given, much is expected. We are passionate about supporting our community through charitable giving. One the most important aspects of our charitable giving program is intentionality. We’ve chosen key groups and ministries that share our approach and values. We also use our charitable giving program as a tool to support families and individuals we know in the community that need a helping hand.

In 2014, we introduced a new volunteer initiative that allowed employees to spend eight hours of paid company time working for their favorite ministry or charity. We’re excited when our team members can use skills learned on the job to make an impact on local nonprofit organizations.

Recent recipients of our Charitable Giving Initiative:

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Chris CarlsonCEO
  • What is your favorite thing about working at Sportech?
    • I’m a huge fan of the great people that make up the Sportech Team, and interacting with this team on a daily basis is, without question, the best part of my job.
  • How long have you been here?
    • Well, I guess I’ve been here since day one. Or was Warren actually here before me?
  • Why are you proud to work here?
    • I’m proud of our corporate culture, and specifically, our reputation within the community and within the industries we serve.
  • Which of Sportech’s core values do you most align with and why?
    • Integrity: Our corporate operational philosophy is grounded in integrity, and this powerful approach drives us, defines us, brings us together and sets us apart.
  • Favorite movie line?
    • Caddyshack: Bill Murray telling the story of when he caddied for the Dalai Lama: “So I said to him, how about a little something…you know, for the effort? Then he told me, there will be no money, but on your deathbed you will receive total consciousness. So I’ve got that going for me…which is nice.”
Jim GlomstadCOO
  • What is your favorite thing about working at Sportech?
    • The passionate and committed people who support a growth and achievement culture.
  • How long have you been here?
    • Since November 2010
  • Why are you proud to work here?
    • Our values are the real deal. We are committed to delivering great value to our customers and protecting our great culture.
  • Which of Sportech’s core values do you most align with and why?
    • Integrity – It’s foundational and if you get that one right, the rest of them come easier.
  • Favorite movie line?
    • “My shoulder doesn’t hurt very much, but my face does. Right here. Not here or here so much – but right here.” (Tommy Boy)
Steve HedtkeCFO
  • What is your favorite thing about working at Sportech?
    • It’s the people for sure!  Nowhere have I seen a workforce so engaged, driven and genuinely happy.  People look you in the eye with a smile even as they talk straight and hold each other accountable.
  • How long have you been here?
    • I joined Sportech in October 2016.
  • Why are you proud to work here?
    • I’m proud of our company’s inspirational purpose.  That purpose is to lead by example where we work and live, using our values to guide us as we leave a powerful legacy of family, faith and benevolence.  The ‘what we do’ and ‘how we do it’ sets us apart from our competitors, the ‘why we do it’ sets us apart from other places to work, and inspires us to action every day.
  • Which of Sportech’s core values do you most align with and why?
    • If I’m forced to pick one, I would say collaboration.  I’m not directly leading the teams that design, develop or manufacture our premium parts and accessories; nor am I leading the teams that market and sell our capabilities and solutions.  As a Finance leader, I need to collaborate with others in order to create value for our customers and shareholders.  It’s clear to me that one of our competitive advantages is the collaborative relationship we have with our customers, and I try and emulate that as I partner both internally and externally.
  • Favorite movie line?
    • “I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.” – Leslie Nielsen, Airplane! (1980)
Mario NegriVP of Engineering
  • What is your favorite thing about working at Sportech?
    • The people are, by far and away.
  • How long have you been here?
    • I have been working with Sportech since 2007, (the past three as an “official” employee).
  • Why are you proud to work here?
    • I am proud to be working for a U.S. manufacturer that has been able to change, grow and stay relevant within the market. By focusing on people and differentiators, we have been able to create a customer list that is made up of the leading OEMs in their industry.
  • Which of Sportech’s core values do you most align with and why?
    • It sounds cliché, but I identify with all of the core values, and at Sportech I get the opportunity to live them every day.
  • Favorite movie line?
    • “They’ve done studies, you know. 60 percent of the time, it works every time.” (Anchorman)
Mike CampbellVP of Operations
  • Favorite thing about working at Sportech?
    • The people, passion, innovation and pace of change that is embodied within the organization.
  • How long have you been here?
    • I joined Sportech in August 2014.
  • Why are you proud to work here?
    • I am proud of our ability to support each other through teamwork and collaboration and that our core beliefs and values truly act as the foundation for us as a team and the business overall.
  • Which value are you most aligned with and why?
    • The core beliefs and values was one of the primary reasons that I joined Sportech. If I had to pick one, Integrity is the one that I am most aligned to. It is the foundation for any organization and successful business.
  • Favorite movie line?
    • “Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a miracle… It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!” – Caddyshack
Caleb HansonVP of Sales
  • What is your favorite thing about working at Sportech?
    • The people we work with are the best! We have such an awesome group of people that come to work here every day. Also, our customers are really fun to work with on a personal level as well – so I find both equally very rewarding.
  • How long have you been here?
    • March 2003
  • Why are you proud to work here?
    • I’m super proud of what we stand for and our commitment to integrity. It’s great knowing we’re never going to intentionally deviate from our values and that the business stands for so much more than just making parts. Seeing our customers win after working with us is also very rewarding for me.
  • Which of Sportech’s core values do you most align with and why?
    • I really appreciate the commitment to passion and integrity in the business. Passionate people are way more fun to work with and really understand our industry. I also really believe that truth is absolute and compromising it is never OK; so it’s awesome to have a high-accountability culture of integrity.
  • Favorite movie line?
    • I love the scene in Tommy Boy when Chris Farley is in the restaurant and convinces the waitress to turn the fryer back on for wings. I think every sales guy resonates with that movie. “Hey what’s your name?” “Helen.” “You look like a Helen. Let me tell you why I suck as a sales guy.”

History

history_01Sportech was founded on a simple idea and a passion for snowmobiling. The creative spark that launched a product was the impetus of a company that has since broken the mold in the powersports industry. The Lightshield transformed Sportech from a garage-based company to one that has produced a lineup of revolutionary products that changed not only the snowmobile industry, but the entire powersports landscape. Today, that entrepreneurial drive continues as Sportech expands into new markets and new opportunities.

Innovation and passion started this company, and it remains the lifeblood that fuels us today.

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Carlson Motorsports

The competitive nature of powersports has and always will remain an important part of our culture. More than just words, we live and breathe that competitive spirit year-round through our professional racing endeavors. Carlson Motorsports races at the highest level in both snocross and off-road truck racing; and much like Sportech, Carlson Moto is driven to achieve excellence in everything they do.

To learn more, visit www.carlsonmoto.com

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Careers

Values

More than just a statement on the wall, we use our values to help guide and shape our corporate strategy and direction.

At Sportech, we define ourselves through these values:

  • Integrity

    Authentic character with consistent behavior that honors company standards

  • Excellence

    Focused effort toward exceptional performance and continuous improvement

  • Attitude

    Enthusiastic commitment that inspires an engaged culture

  • Innovation

    Corporate creativity that drives clear differentiation

  • Collaboration

    Teamwork that utilizes the unique strengths of others to achieve united results