Our Team

Mike Armbrust


I worked in the manufacturing industry for 16 years prior to opening this office in 2007. I started my career as a Manufacturing Engineer and held positions such as Industrial Engineer, Production Manager, Quality Manager and Purchasing Manager working for Polaris Industries the previous 13 years.

I left a great career in the manufacturing industry to start this business because after 10 years in management roles, I learned that the most successful businesses have highly qualified people that are matched to the right positions. If the right people are in place, the right plan is in place and the culture is one of growth and continual improvement, the company will be a leader in their industry every time!

We’ve placed hundreds of great candidates with manufacturing companies across the upper Midwest. In each case, the company benefited by hiring a true “A Player” who exceeded their expectations and many have been promoted! The candidates were matched with a company they can thrive in, they are now excited to get up and go to their new career each day and it truly changed their life!

Crystal Lusk

Chief Operating Officer

After spending 11 years as an internal contributor to the manufacturing industry I decided to utilize the knowledge that I gained to support manufacturing companies from the outside in. I understand the positions within a manufacturing organization along with the types of people that become the key contributors.

I feel that long-term success within any organization requires talent that is coupled with a cultural fit to ensure that a sustainable team is created!

Jen Spiegel

Executive Recruiter

After spending 10 years in Purchasing, I understand the world of Supply Chain and what companies look for when building a strong team.

My focus is to identify & connect with the top purchasing and supply chain talent within the manufacturing industry. I am committed to developing strong partnerships with clients & candidates by taking an informed approach, listening to their goals and challenges and partnering with each to meet their needs.

I believe that long term success within any organization requires the ability to learn and adapt to changes while delivering results!

Bob Menne


I have been involved with manufacturing companies for over 35 years and have worked in the Marine Industry, Powersports Industry and Plastic Molding Industry and have held positions of Sales, Product Manager and Owner/President. There is not much I haven’t seen or been involved with over the years when comes to building and maintaining the right team. I have been able to understand what it takes to have the right person for the right position for the right company.

I look forward to learning about your companies and engaging with new candidates to find the best place for their career growth.
Making the effort to work with the experienced team at Connectology will make your company and your career stronger and more prosperous.

Great talent is rarely looking. Connectology can help you find the most skilled professionals for your organization.
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