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Frederick OssChief Executive Officer

As a second-generation owner and CEO, Fred works every day to ensure that we maintain a small-town feel regardless of how much we continue to grow. Fred is passionate about making our customers look good.

With more than 20 years of experience in the sign industry and Gemini’s other segments, Fred believes if you just listen to the customer, they will tell you what you need to know. The same applies to employees. While many leaders promote an open-door policy, Fred has removed the door to his office altogether. Regardless of how much the company grows, Fred is never too busy to stop and talk.

Fred and Siri, his wife of 25 years, enjoy spending time with their three kids and their dog. For Fred, where there is water, there is a fish and a catch. Now that all of the kids are off to college, there’s a little more time for both. 

Fred holds a law degree from the University of Minnesota and an economics degree from St. Olaf College.

Kris Hanson
Vice-President of Marketing and Product Management

As VP of marketing and product development, Kris and the entire marketing and product management team are responsible for making sure that our work speaks for itself. In his 15 years of experience leading product and marketing teams, Kris has learned that people are the key to success.

With a proven track record of portfolio and product line strategies that drive growth and innovation, Kris leads the team by applying our core values of customer focus, curiosity, and teamwork. Ultimately, the goal is to offer our customers innovative products and services, which lead to mutual growth and opportunity.

When Kris isn’t in the office, you might find him traveling with his wife, Dondi, or hunting pheasants with his lab, Finn.

Kris holds a degree in strategic communication from the University of Minnesota and an MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

Rick Vossen
Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Rick and his team are responsible for financial reporting, forecasting, treasury management, and risk mitigation. His team ensures the company’s stability and long-term viability through vigilant, fact-based record keeping, analysis, and oversight.

With over 20 years of finance experience, Rick knows that the whole story is more than just the numbers. Rick believes in active engagement. He encourages his teams to get out to the plants, learn the processes, see the facilities, and get to know the people who work in them.

To Rick, a good CFO must have an analytical mind, integrity, a sense of responsibility, respect, and humility. Rick loves his job because, in Gemini, he has found an organization big enough to provide the resources you need and close enough to have a meaningful impact.

Rick Vossen, CPA (inactive), graduated from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management with a degree in accounting.

Mark Hedin
Vice-President of Sales

As Vice-President of Sales, Mark is responsible for the customer service and sales teams. Twenty-five years of experience in sales and operations has taught Mark that selling is about listening to our customers, acting decisively on what we learn, and treating people the way we want to be treated.  

Mark believes in leading by example. He encourages his team managers to run their operations like small businesses so our customers can benefit from our size without having to sacrifice the small-town experience.  

Mark has been with Gemini for over 13 years. He appreciates working for a family-owned company that takes pride in taking care of its employees.

He graduated from the Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in management and human resource management.  

A lifelong Minnesotan, Mark spends his summers with his family on their boat, exploring the beautiful St. Croix River.

Arun Singh
Chief Information Officer

As CIO, Arun is responsible for employing technology to increase speed, expand capacity, and reduce cost. He and his team focus on how to best leverage our technology and resources to benefit our customers. 

Arun has led IT departments in oil and natural gas, health care, manufacturing, medical devices, and telecommunications industries. He and his team are committed to moving the business forward through robust analysis, decisive action, and a commitment to the highest standard of ethical and professional behavior.  

Arun believes in servant leadership. Whether mentoring an employee or running out to buy his team dinner after a long night of work, he wants the people around him to feel the same genuine value and appreciation that he feels at Gemini.  

Arun and his wife, Neelam, enjoy traveling with their two daughters, sons in law and grandkids. As an avid photographer of nature and wildlife, Arun is always keeping an eye out for the perfect shot.

Arun holds a degree in Instrument Technology from the Madras Institute of Technology, India and a Master’s in Computer Science from North Dakota State University.

Phil Jacobson
Vice-President of Human Resources

Phil Jacobson and his team are responsible for supporting the engagement and development of our people. Phil was motivated to join Gemini when Fred Oss, Gemini’s CEO, asked him to “help Gemini grow as an organization while preserving the culture that has made us so successful.” The Gemini culture values people and a passion for serving the customer. Phil and the entire human resources team have taken this mission to heart.

Over Phil’s thirty-plus years of experience, he has demonstrated the consistent ability to foster positive cultures that deliver strong team engagement and successful business performance. Phil believes an organization’s success results from aligning the company’s objectives with the individual’s objectives. 

Phil and his wife, Denise, enjoy spending time with their two children and their grandchildren. The entire family stays active by volunteering in the community and enjoying the outdoors. A particular passion for Phil is taking trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Phil holds a degree in organizational management from Gustavus Adolphus College. 

Greg Carlson
Vice-President of Operations

As VP of operations, Greg and his team are responsible for ensuring that we can provide Gemini customers with a high-quality product, delivered faster and more cost-effective than they can produce themselves. Greg and his team are committed to aligning all of our resources to serve our customers best.

With almost three decades of experience in engineering and operations management, Greg believes that the company’s success depends on gaining the respect and engagement of the employees he serves. When he took on the role of VPO, Greg spent two years visiting each production facility to meet every employee. Greg is adamant about connecting with the people he leads.

Greg resides in Farmington, Minnesota with his college sweetheart, Stefanie, and his boys, Eli and Sam. When he isn’t coaching the boys’ baseball and basketball teams, Greg enjoys fishing and traveling to national parks with the family for hiking excursions.  

Greg graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in manufacturing engineering technology.