Meet the Total Export Team

The Most Experienced Crew in the Packaging Industry

With decades spent in the export and packaging industry,

our production crew is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable in the business. From Ferraris to medical device manufacturing equipment to the nose of a jet aircraft, there are few items our crew hasn’t seen before. We provide outstanding work at a fair price and do the right thing for each of our customers . . . every time.

Total Export Leadership

Locally owned and owner-operated since 1968, Total Export serves customers in Minneapolis, the Upper Midwest, and beyond.

Mark Jedele, President

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Mark’s the total package because he has created an environment at Total Export where team members are empowered to do whatever is necessary to delight and exceed every customer’s expectations, every time. No one knows Mark has lived in eight states and traveled to 48 of the 50 states. Only Montana and Mississippi remain on his list. He has lived in the Twin Cities on and off since 1984 and considers it the best place to live in the country. When he’s not at Total Export, Mark enjoys time with his three adult children on both coasts, traveling with his wife of 30 years to almost anywhere, and a bit of golf when possible. Mark has been involved with Total Export since 1995 and purchased the business in 2003. Mark believes the golden rule works in business as it does with people. This approach of treating customers and employees and vendors the way he would like Total Export to be treated has led to long-term success for Total Export and his other business ventures.

Mike Harrington, Vice President

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Mike’s the total package because he’s calm, cool, collected, yet relentless in his pursuit of maximizing staff and optimizing operations. No one knows Mike was a paramedic and a member of a fire department’s rescue squad. When he’s not at Total Export, Mike is hunting, fishing, golfing, or spending time with his wife of more than 40 years, most likely attending an event of one of his six grandchildren’s. Mike Harrington joined the Total Export team in 2015. Mike’s leadership skills and talent for staff development and management has touched every aspect of Total Export’s operations, from account
management to sales and your experience as a customer.

Andrew Favorite, Account Manager

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Andrew’s the total package because he has a passion for taking care of customers and making sure they are pleased with the Total Export experience. No one knows Andrew is fluent in business Spanish and held top-secret clearance during his service in the US Navy. When he’s not at Total Export, Andrew is playing chess or spending time with his wife and six children. Andrew Favorite joined the Total Export team in 2015. Andrew’s an expert in international logistics and the export and regulatory guidelines shipping overseas requires. Fluent in Spanish and Italian, Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Dallas and served in the US Navy and Navy Reserve as a cryptologic technician and cryptologic officer.

Greg Wurdeman, Production Manager

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Greg is responsible for providing customers with the TOTAL package of efficient and cost-effective packaging solutions. No one knows Greg grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota, attended Lincoln High School, and was a standout soccer and baseball star. When he’s not at Total Export, Greg enjoys spending time with his family, completing home improvement projects, fishing golfing, and woodworking in his shop. Greg Wurdeman joined the Total Export team in 2014. Greg has more than two decades of lean manufacturing experience managing complex production schedules that maximize the skills of our team members, optimize our efficiency, and continuously improve quality. Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Metropolitan State University.

Ron Schurrer, Production Manager

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Ron’s the total package because he’s a wizard at Solid Works. Ron designs unique custom crates that keep our customers’ products safe, provide them with a cost-effective solution, and help lower our cost of production. No one knows Ron loves to play all things trivia, especially music trivia. When he’s not at Total Export, Ron is out experiencing everything the Twin Cities has to offer. He enjoys small-venue concerts and music festivals, sporting events, biking, and hiking in the parks. You’ll often find him at a dance recital supporting his two teenage daughters. Ron Schurrer joined the Total Export team in 2010. Ron’s expertise and talent for leadership help maximize every one of Total Export’s projects, from efficient design to sourcing cost-effective materials. Ron earned an associate’s degree in architectural drafting and design from Anoka-Hennepin Technical College.

Dave Coates, Packaging Engineer

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Dave’s the total package because he has nearly four decades of experience as a packaging engineer. In those years, Dave has packed some of the largest, most complicated machines that have ever been shipped. No one knows Dave once served on the board of the Minnesota Safety Council. When he’s not at Total Export, Dave enjoys photography, wood carving, and hunting. Dave Coates joined the Total Export team in 1990 and in those years, he’s learned a thing or two about package design, and we’re lucky to have him on our team. Dave has worked on some of Total Export’s most challenging projects and has packed equipment in four different countries.