Daniel WrightPresident and CEO
Daniel is responsible for all aspects of strategic planning, as well as commercial execution, operational execution, and talent. Prior to Aerofil, Daniel had two transformative P&L assignments where he learned the value of strategic planning, building high performance teams, and execution to achieve strong financial performance. Daniel received a B.A. from William Jewell College and an M.B.A. from the Olin School of Business at the University of Washington in St. Louis. Daniel has a passion for analysis and data. Early in his career, he was a licensed CPA and passed the CFA Level II to improve his analytical ability in driving inorganic growth in multiple corporate development roles. Daniel’s favorite activities involve spending time with his wife, who he met in high school, and their three children. Daniel also coaches youth soccer, loves going to the gym, and enjoys learning about history.
Ed FreesmeierVP of Commercial
Ed is responsible for overseeing Sales, Marketing and Sourcing. Ed is very involved in strategic planning and is also responsible for commercial execution. Prior to Aerofil, Ed was a sales associate for CLSmith Container Company where he learned the value of customer relationships and quality product and performance. In 2010, Ed began his career at Aerofil Technology as a Sales Representative. Ed received a B.A. of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina Coastal and from there began his career to gain experience in the field. This experience combined with his hard work ethic earned Ed the title of Vice President of Commercial in 2018. Ed’s favorite activities outside of the office include spending time with his family and golfing with friends.
Benjamin HeimannVP of Technical Services
Ben has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Missouri St. Louis. Ben has over 20 years of industry experience in R&D, Quality, Packaging, and Regulatory. He has been involved in various industry organizations, including the Midwest Aerosol Association and the Western Aerosol Information Bureau. When asked what he enjoys most about the team at Aerofil, Ben says, “We approach every situation knowing there is a solution and that we will achieve it. I’m constantly amazed at our ability to find ways to make the improbable happen.”
Cheryl WagnerDirector of Human Resources
Cheryl is a strategic HR executive with 15 years of experience supporting the business vision with HR initiatives in both corporate and manufacturing environments. Cherly is change management focused, with the goal of transforming HR from an administrative function to a strategic partner with HRIS technology, employee relations, succession planning, employee benefits, recruiting and retaining talent.