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)
Mike MerrillCFO
  • What is your favorite thing about working at Sportech?
    • Each day, I have an opportunity to learn from some really smart and passionate people. There’s a “can-do” attitude that persists throughout the Sportech organization, making it a great place to come to work.
  • How long have you been here?
    • I joined the Sportech team in July 2018.
  • Why are you proud to work here?
    • I’m proud to work at Sportech because our company values align extremely well with my own personal values. We set the bar high in order to achieve excellent results, and our people consistently display high levels of integrity and collaboration to get the job done.
  • Which of Sportech’s core values do you most align with and why?
    • Integrity has always been an important value for me, and it can serve as a powerful differentiator for employees and companies alike. If we are honest, have strong moral principles, and hold ourselves accountable to high standards, we’ll develop trust and credibility among our co-workers, customers, and community stakeholders.
  • Favorite movie line?
    • “I guess it comes down a simple choice: Get busy living, or get busy dying.” (The Shawshank Redemption)
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.”


Sportech 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.

March 1993

Dallas Carlson creates first Lightshield prototype in his garage.

1995 »
September 1995

The best-selling Cobra Flared Windshields are introduced and change snowmobile windshield design forever.

« 1993 1998 »
November 1998
Four Seasons

Rapid growth continues as Sportech diversifies with ATV Windshields that feature the first “Quick Release” mounting hardware.

« 1995 2002 »
October 2002
New Products

UTV Market shows early growth, Sportech begins developing windshields and roofs.

« 1998 2004 »
January 2004
Cab Systems

Designed and introduced the first complete UTV Cab Enclosure for the Polaris Ranger.

« 2002 2008 »
October 2008
Moving Up

Built and moved into new, state-of-the-art 96,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility with approximately 75 employees.

« 2004 2012 »
July 2012
Even More Expansion

Expanded manufacturing and assembly footprint to 150,000 sq. ft. and completed transition to 100% tier-one OEM business model.

« 2008 2014 »
January 2014
Higher Learning

Sportech Leadership Academy launched, addressing need to develop employees.

« 2012 2016 »
March 2016
Diversification Continues

New state-of-the-art manufacturing and assembly facility constructed, bringing total footprint to over 200,000 sq. ft.

« 2014 2017 »
December 2017

Sportech wraps up the year with 260 employees and 18 major OEM accounts in 4 industries.

« 2016

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.

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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