Electrical Safety Focused
Our goal is to keep people safe from the dangers of electric shock. We manufacture electrical safety compliance instruments and power sources.
Our Customers Verify Their Products Are Safe
Our customers use the instruments we manufacture to ensure they are producing and shipping products that are safe to use.
You Purchase Safe Products
Every day you use products powered by electricity and battery currents. Every time you toast your bread, charge your laptop, blow dry your hair, or wash your clothing you are using products that need to be tested to ensure their electrical safety.
Lake Forest, Illinois
Located 38 miles north of Chicago.
We are customer-focused and passionate. We work to build close relationships with our customers so we can help them achieve their goals.
Over 40 organizations represent our divisions around the world.
We provide equipment to over 3,000 organizations each year.
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Coworkers = Comrades
Can DO Attitude
Challenge & Adapt
Passion for Work
WE not ME
How We Do Business
Go Above and Beyond for Our Customers
We impress our customers with the highest quality products and services. We respect our customers’ needs and factor them into every business decision we make. We empathize with our customers and design products, resources, and processes with their experiences in mind.
Develop Honest Relationships
We build long-term relationships with our customers, business partners, and coworkers through honest and open communication. We treat each other with integrity and respect.
Strive to Improve
We encourage creative thinking and problem-solving from employees at all levels. We do not settle for old solutions to new problems. We continually improve by embracing change and questioning “the way it’s always been done” as the “right way.”
Build a Supportive Team
We create a positive, supportive environment through cooperation and collaboration. We recognize each other’s efforts and admit when we are wrong. We innovate by taking risks and “fail well” so that we may learn from our mistakes.
Nurture Growth and Development
We provide opportunities for personal and professional growth by teaching, training and learning from each other. We encourage our coworkers to achieve their goals and help them to be successful.
Lead by Example
We act as a responsible and ethical stakeholder in the community. We demonstrate our integrity by implementing policies and procedures that are honest and transparent.
We seek out the opportunities and address the risks posed by a global economy. We provide all of our customers across the globe with the same level of service and responsiveness.
Encourage a Healthy Lifestyle
We live healthy and balanced lifestyles by treating our work lives and personal lives with equal respect. We provide resources for employees to improve their health and wellness and reward them for their efforts. We respect each other’s individuality and remember to have fun at work.
Our Leadership Team
I joined Ikonix USA in July of 1977 as a service technician. Throughout my career I have held various positions in service, customer support, sales and marketing. In 1985 I was promoted to Director of Sales for Ikonix USA. I was then promoted to Vice President in 1995 and in 2013 appointed as President of Ikonix USA. I have traveled globally to conduct seminars in electrical safety testing and to establish several long-term business partnerships. I earned my Associates Degree in Electronics from Triton College in River Grove, Illinois. I also completed The Kellogg Management Institute program of J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Since grade school I’ve had an intense interest in technology. I often got in trouble with my family for taking apart various home appliances and entertainment systems to understand how they worked. My other love was automotive technology, which for a brief time I considered as a career. With encouragement from my father I decided to pursue an education in electronics and kept my automotive interest as a hobby.
As the Vice President of Ikonix, I am responsible for ongoing business development, change management and overall corporate strategy. My work involves close interaction with the Engineering, Operations and Product Managers to ensure their departments are aligned with company goals and objectives. I also act as Marketing Manager, developing and implementing the marketing strategy for our brands. I graduated with a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University and later received my MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. I’ve been with Ikonix since 2005 and have worked as both an Applications Engineer and Marketing Manager. Prior to joining Ikonix I worked for three years as a staff engineer for Pacific Power Source.Outside of work I am an avid guitar player and aspiring rock star.
Director of Global Strategy
Director of Global Strategy
As a valued team member of Ikonix USA since 1996, I’ve held multiple positions within the organization. From 2000 to 2017 I worked as the International Sales Manager. With my most recent position as Director of Global Strategy I am looking forward to using my years of international experience to help manage global brand strategy across all Ikonix Group brands. I earned an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and two Bachelors degrees from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. During my undergraduate studies I spent a year studying at Vienna University of Economics & Business and the University of Vienna in Austria. I am fluent in German, have traveled to 46 countries, and have conducted seminars for Ikonix USA in over 15 of them. When relaxing, I enjoy cycling, fishing, and other outdoors activities.
Ikonix USA was my first big job after graduating from college in 1988 with a B.S.E.E.T. Degree from Southern Illinois University in Electrical Engineering. My role as Engineering Manager involves control of all our research and development projects. I hold several patents for some of the company’s latest technologies. During my time with Ikonix I’ve held various technical positions including project manager and design engineer. Today, I focus on engineering support for production as well as the commercialization of product development.
Global Sales Manager
Global Sales Manager
As the Global Sales Manager, I have been a valued Ikonix USA team member since 1999. I am responsible for the management, leadership, and development of sales personnel and sales channels for the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. When I’m away from the office, I enjoy scuba diving, traveling, camping, and enjoying the outdoors.
I am a graduate of DePaul University Chicago with a focus in Business Management and a passion for working with people. I am a problem-solver and love taking on challenges that drive me to expand my knowledge and comfort level. I joined Ikonix USA in October 2014 as Operations Manager. I oversee the operations group, technical services group, and inventory & purchasing, order processing, and shipping/receiving. Outside of work, my hobbies include cars (specifically German), boating, water skiing, wave running, anything motorized and spending time with family. My favorite spot is on Lake Delavan enjoying the sun and water.
Accounting / Customer Care Manager
Accounting and Customer Care Manager
I joined Ikonix USA in 1991 as a Buyer of electronic components. My career at Ikonix has since evolved. I’ve worked in production, inventory, shipping, receiving, customer support, sales, accounting, and HR. I am a member and volunteer for As Good as Gold, Golden Retriever Rescue of Northern Illinois. Although I’ve succeeded at many tasks here at Ikonix, I’ve failed at fostering dogs as I’ve now welcomed three wonderful Goldens into my home. When I’m not working or taking care of my husband and Goldens; I enjoy gardening, cooking, traveling and the outdoors.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2006 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. I began working at Ikonix USA in 2007. Working as an Applications Engineer for 5 years, I was promoted to Market Development Engineer and then Technical Projects Leader where I was responsible for a team of 3 Applications Engineers. In 2016 I became the IKONIX USA Product Manager, managing the Applications Team and new product research. In 2020 I was promoted to Marketing Manager. My responsibilities include running the Marketing Applications, Communications and Creative teams. I take a product idea from conception to product launch and road map future product promotion and development.
Human Resources Manager
Human Resources Manager
I joined Ikonix USA in 2018, with over 20 years of manufacturing experience in both Operations and Human Resources. I have a Bachelors of Science from Columbia College with a double-major in Business Administration and Human Resource Management. As the Human Resources Manager, my job is to help drive the Ikonix Core Values throughout all aspects of the organization. Away from work I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 children; this usually involves baseball in some form or fashion, as my oldest plays high school and travel ball and my youngest is just starting to play. I also enjoy cooking, movies, and watching professional sports.
As the Applications Leader at Ikonix USA, I have been a respected team member since 2012. My responsibilities include managing the Applications Team as well as providing training, applications support, and consultation services for our valued customers. In my tenure with Ikonix USA, I have worked with a wide range of customers. I enjoy identifying and understanding our customer’s unique test requirements and the challenge involved in finding the right solutions for their test applications. My field experience and industry knowledge allows me to contribute to new product development and assist the Marketing Team in creating educational materials for our customers. As a member of the IEC60601 technical committee, I appreciate gaining a deeper understanding of Medical Equipment standards. My hobbies include cooking, travel, sports, music and studying nature.
Customer Care Leader
Customer Care Leader
As the Customer Care Leader, it is my responsibility ensure we deliver world class service while enhancing customer satisfaction worldwide. As a fluent bilingual speaker, I can actively engage and assist a larger population of our customers. I received my bachelor’s degree from North Park University in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology and Youth Ministry. I enjoy reading, working out, music, sports, church, traveling, and crafts. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, some of my favorite people include my loving husband and our son Brian.
Electronic Calibration Leader
Electronic Calibration Leader
As the Electronic Calibration Leader at Ikonix USA, I ensure quality and timely calibrations and service for all of our customers. I joined Ikonix USA in 2014 with a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from DeVry University. In my spare time, I enjoy doing projects around my home, playing soccer, and watching soccer, basketball, and football.
BRITTANY BUTKIEWICZ GONZALEZ
I joined the Ikonix team in 2017 with 10 years of graphic design experience. As the Creative Leader my responsibilities include leading the creative/web team as well as overseeing the company’s websites and art directing creative projects. I work with my team to ensure visual materials and our websites clearly communicate our message and products while remaining on brand. I graduated from Illinois State University with a B.A. in Graphic Design. Since then I have worked as a graphic designer in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. In my spare time I volunteer and foster rescue dogs. I also enjoy traveling, cooking, trying new foods with my husband, and spending time with our dog.
Inside Sales Leader
Inside Sales Leader
As Inside Sales Leader, I have been a valued team member since 2005. My extensive application and product knowledge enables me to be a valuable resource to my customers that extends well beyond the point of sale. I have developed employee training programs, assisted customers in navigating proper selections of equipment, and have extensive experience with technical support. I am fully dedicated to my customers. This dedication has resulted in the development of long-term relationships with customers such as BSH, Electrolux, Intertek, Frymaster and Hill Phoenix. I am a family man and sports enthusiast. In my spare time I enjoy bowling, golfing and traveling.
As the Communications Leader of Ikonix USA I work with our communications team to communicate the value of our brands with a clear and consistent message. I graduated from Carthage College in 2016 with a B.A. in Communications and Public Relations, a year later, in 2017, I joined the Ikonix USA team. When I’m not in the office you can find me on the pool deck where I coach Girls High School Water Polo and Swimming! I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, and traveling.
As the IT Manager, myself and my team provide and facilitate best in class service to all Ikonix internal employees. This includes all day-to-day requirements and project work. I enjoy fixing issues and the challenges that require one to think outside the box to resolve. I received my bachelor’s degree in Technology Management from University of St. Francis. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. I am also an avid gamer and enjoy being involved in testing new technologies.
I joined Ikonix in November 2021 as the Operations Manager. I am responsible for the back end of the business, including operations, technical services, inventory and supply chain, order processing, inbound and outbound logistics, and facilities. I have a BS in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University, a CPIM from APICS, and a CSSBB from ASQ. I have spent my entire career in various manufacturing and supply chain roles and have a real passion for lean, continuous improvement, and adding tangible economic value to the economy through manufacturing. I have a varied background having worked in the oil and gas industry, the hydraulics industry, and the fire safety and water industries. Outside of work I love spending time with my wife and four children, as well as bowling, riding bicycles, playing and listening to music, and sitting down for a board game marathon from my absurdly large collection.