Packaging | Team

Anthony Bergen Prepress Operator

The containers we produce start out as flat material that must be cut and folded to form the correct shape, with the images properly situated and aligned. The digital files themselves (images, fonts, etc.) also need to be checked to ensure quality and suitability. That’s where I come in. I have more than 30 years of experience in the printing industry, having worked in many areas of the trade, and I look forward to helping you make your package perfect.


Anthony Bergen
Email: anthonyb@friesens.com

Brendan Giesbrecht Packaging Service Specialist

As a Packaging Service Specialist, I quote on prospective jobs and plan job orders that come in. I enjoy seeing how a plan comes together into a finished product. Outside of work, my wife and I have three boys, all with different interests, that keep us hopping. We live on an acreage a few miles out of town so there is never an excuse for being bored. When time allows I like going for motorcycle rides.


Brendan Giesbrecht
Email: brendang@friesens.com

Conrad Driedger Production Manager

While I’m new to the role of Production Manager at Packaging, I’m a lifer when it comes to manufacturing.  I began my career at Friesens in the Production.  My roles include operating various machines in production and eventually Shift Manager for Friesens Web/Yearbook Press and Bindery departments.   I thrive on leading a team and successfully completing your products.  This is a new chapter in my life and I look forward to the challenges that it will bring.

My wife and I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren that we enjoy spending time with.  Outside of work I have a diverse range of interests that include motorcycling, travelling, truck driving and trying to stay in touch with my agricultural roots and the new technology that revolves around it.


Conrad Driedger
Email: ConradD@friesens.com

Craig Neufeld Sales & Marketing

As the Sales and Marketing Representative at Friesens Packaging Division it is my job to ensure that the customer has a pleasurable experience. If you like what the Packaging Division can produce, contact me and I look forward to creating something special with you alongside our fun and hard-working team.

When I’m not in the office I enjoy spending time with friends, as well as playing every sport I can. Golf and baseball in the summer, then hockey in the winter will always find a way to keep me busy.


Craig Neufeld
Phone: 204.319.8107
Email: craign@friesens.com

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Jesse Penner Packaging Service Specialist / Pre Press

Around here it feels like I do a little bit of everything.  I split my time between administration (as a Packaging Service Specialist), and production (in Pre Press).  They haven’t let me near the handwork tables yet…which is probably for the best as I can barely manage opening a cereal box without ripping the thing to shreds.  I love the friendly team atmosphere, and the unified drive across all departments for excellence in our service and products.  Friesens Packaging is a company I am proud to work for, whatever role I find myself in!


Jesse Penner
Email: jessep@friesens.com

Jody Penner General Manager

I first started working for Friesens in 1989. Throughout the years I have had the opportunity to work in many different positions that have given me experience in Estimating, Planning; Customer Service; and Invoicing. At Friesens, our staff love packaging, and coming up with creative ways to meet the needs of our customers. I’m proud to be part of this great employee owned company, and to be a part of a staff that knows how to work hard, and have fun!

Outside of work, my wife and I enjoy our family of 4 children and one son-in-law, and being involved in our local community through school, sports, and church.


Jody Penner
Phone: 204.319.8102
Email: jodyp@friesens.com

Josee Voth Friesens Packaging Administration

I love the variety of work that comes my way here at Friesens Packaging. No two days ever look the same. Plus, I get to work alongside a team of great people who work hard and have fun while doing so! It’s a privilege.

 

When I’m not at work, I like to spend time outside on our farmyard, woodworking, gardening, painting, and baking.


Josee Voth
Email: JoseeV@friesens.com

Mike Letkeman Packaging Service Specialist

I am a Packaging Service Specialist at Friesens Packaging. my job requires me to work closely with sales representatives & customers alike to ensure their requests are met and dealt with in a professional and timely manner. I enjoy the hands on approach and teamwork needed to fulfill all of our customer’s needs. Outside of work you can find me with friends, golfing or playing baseball.


Mike Letkeman
Email: mikel@friesens.com

Teri Wieler Office Manager

I am the Office Manager here at Friesens Packaging. I have always had a love for books and all things print related, so I began my career with Friesens and never looked back! I enjoy the teamwork and seeing a customer’s initial concept become a realization. Outside of work you will find me with my husband Chris, working on the farm, showing horses, volunteering at horse shows, and spending quality time with our dogs.


Teri Wieler
Email: teriw@friesens.com