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Meet Our Sales Team

Joe Prince


Sales Director

Joe has been with GNE since 2006 and has over 30 years experience in sales, distribution and operations management. He has a passion for customer service and providing our customers with the best products to help them grow their business.
When not at work, Joe enjoys coaching sports, fishing, boating and other family outdoor activities.


Phone: 866.297.5075 / Ext. 431
Cell: 763-331-5035

Chris Osgood


National Sales Manager

Chris started with GNE in 2008 as a territory manager and is now excited to grow GNE business at a national level. He has a passion for partnering with customers to grow their businesses.
When not at work, Chris enjoys being on the water in his canoe, kayak or boat.


Phone: 866.297.5075 / Ext. 435
Cell: 612-756-1928


Territory Managers

Joshua Swanson


Territory Manager - Cen. & So. MN

Joshua started with GNE in 2000 and has 18 years of experience in the industry. He strives for a high level of customer service and is very ambitious to get resources into our dealers' hands.
Joshua enjoys spending time with his wife and six boys, including going to the beach, bike rides, and being outdoors. He is an avid fly fisherman, cyclist, collects vintage chainsaws and power equipment.

Cell: 763-486-7180
Fax: 763-428-9462

Randy Gendreau


Territory Manager - ND, SD, MT & N. MN

As a 25 year sales professional Randy takes pride in going that extra mile in providing unprecedented service for his customer's by assisting each and every dealer in attaining their retail/rental sales goals. According to Randy, sales is a 24/7, 365 day commitment to excellence and is not just an 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday job.

Phone: 866.297.5075 / Ext. 413
Cell: 612-723-2406

Stephen Black


Territory Manager - TX & OK

Stephen has been with GNE since 2013.  He has served our country proudly in the US Army.  After departing the service he worked as an Industrial Safety Coordinator, before joining Hertz Equipment Rental as a Branch Manager.  Most recently he was an Operations Manager for an Oil & Gas Equipment Rental Company.

Phone: 855-428-2237
Cell: 320-212-1227

Paul Marxen

Paul Marxen

Territory Manager - IA, IL, & WI

Paul has just started with GNE this year, in 2017. With over 30 years of experience, Paul will be a great part of our company. His hobbies include downhill ski racing, Harley's, sailing, traveling, and remodeling. Paul looks forward to adventures and traveling, seeing his 2 grandkids, and getting back to his cabin at Leech Lake, MN.

Cell: 612-434-5597
Fax: 763-428-9489

Randy Riley


OEM Engine Sales Manager

Randy has been with GNE since 2006, and has an extensive background in motorsports sales and distribution. Randy oversees OEM engine sales activity. Seeing customers happy and profitable is his ultimate goal.
When not at work he enjoys family time, camping, motorcycling, traveling and projects requiring tools.

Phone: 866.297.5075 / Ext. 418
Cell: 612-756-1233

Power Team

Shad Forsman

Shad Forsman

Inside Sales Manager

Shad has been with GNE since 2014. Shad has a long background in sales and service. He takes pride in helping customers find resolutions and being able to offer them the best products on the market.
When not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, collecting Minnesota sports memorabilia, and watching football and baseball.

Phone: 800.822.0295 / Ext. 300

Bill Hurley


Power Team Sales

Bill has been with GNE since 2007. Prior to GNE, Bill's experience with power equipment, was limited. He once borrowed his brother's zero-turn and could not find "Drive" so he ended up cutting the whole lawn in "Reverse". Bill enjoys talking to and getting to know all of our customers. He could spend all day talking about the fun stuff our customers enjoy outside of work and some times he does.

Phone: 800.822.0295 / Ext. 415

Dan Lehan


Power Team Sales

Dan has been with GNE since 2009. He's been a growing member of the GNE team by starting out as the Parts Coordinator and is now a member of the Power Team, handling inside sales. Dan considers himself an avid outdoorsman. His main hobbies include hunting and fishing, which takes up most of his time. When he's not able to be outdoors, he enjoys a friendly game of pool.

Phone: 800.822.02955 / Ext. 428

Erin Malvitz

Erin Malvitz

Power Team Sales

Erin has been with GNE since 2014. Prior to coming to the Power Team, she spent many years working in retail building and maintaining relationships with her customers.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family and her pets. She loves the outdoors and is a huge sports fan. She especially enjoys cheering on her Green Bay Packers.

Phone: 800.822.0295 / Ext. 430

Brandon Johnson

Brandon Johnson

Power Team Sales

Brandon is a recent college graduate from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. While he was there he studied Marketing Communications and was a member of their Collegiate basketball team. Brandon is new to the power equipment industry, although he does have past sales experience. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys watching various types of sports and taking weekend trips.

Phone: 866.297.5075 / Ext. 434

Tech Support

Jason Johnson


Technical Service Manager

Jason is EETC Certified in both 2 and 4 cycle engines, has had previous experience at both the retail and wholesale distribution of outdoor power equipment and small engines.

Jason likes all motorsports racing, motorcycle riding, gearhead man-cave activities, collects vintage power equipment, small engine stuff and merchandising items.

Phone: 866.297.5075 / Ext. 447

Tom Hanson


Technical Service / OEM Support

Tom has 18 years of experience in the Lawn and Garden Distribution Industry as well as retail outdoor power equipment and small engines.

Tom likes to spend time with family, collect vintage Petroliana items, enjoys drag racing, gearhead activities, collecting vintage power equipment, and working on small engine projects.


Phone: 866.297.5075 / Ext. 414

Mike Rapp


OEM Application Testing & Tech Service

Mike comes with serveral years of experience in Technical Training & Education. His background includes working at distributors of Kohler, Tecumseh and Briggs. His Automotive Service Technician background brings knowledge of diagnostics, repair, parts, and customer service. Mike enjoys racing motorcycles and snowmobiles, and spending time with his wife Gwen of 29 years, and two children.

Phone: 866.297.5075 / Ext. 448

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