Nor-Tech Executive Profiles
Jeff Olson Vice President/General Manager
Jeff joined Nor-Tech in 1998. It was an exciting opportunity to be part of a startup and participate in the decision-making and direction of the company. After working with larger companies in the technology industry, he was convinced that clients would be served better in Nor-Tech’s more dynamic, nimble environment.
At Nor-Tech, Jeff still works with a few long-time clients, but he mainly oversees purchasing, procurement, and the daily activities of the company. His responsibilities also include collaborating, negotiating, and building relationships with suppliers and vendors.
He has a major influence on what products the company carries and what they promote to clients. When seeking new products and vendors Jeff always tries to stay ahead of the market.
He continually moves in the direction of higher-end hardware and software in order to set Nor-tech apart from the competition. All of Nor-Tech’s vendors have a long-standing reputation in the industry, but Jeff is particularly proud of Nor-Tech’s partnerships with Microsoft, Intel, Lenovo, and Seagate.
Jeff is convinced that the focus on server and supercomputer integration with onsite and remote technical services will continue to drive Nor-Tech’s success well into the future.
Jeff works hard to build long-lasting relationships with clients and further his reputation as one of the most honest and fair people in the technology industry. During his career, Jeff has won several vendor sales awards for volume and all around performance and was twice a company-wide salesperson of the year. Jeff volunteers for the Salvation Army and has volunteered for an animal rescue organization that shelters animals until they can be placed in homes.
Dominic Daninger Vice President of Engineering
Dominic has more than 40 years of experience in the computer industry dating back to the era of Intel’s 4-bit 4004 CPU. He started working as the Engineering Manager at Reason in 1991 where he headed design, development, and project engineering—including hardware and software development. When Reason was acquired by Nor-Tech in 2003, Dominic made the transition.
At Nor-Tech, Dominic heads new product development with special emphasis on HPC and high-end storage products. He manages a team of technicians and engineers focused on development, integration, and field service. Dominic’s goal is for his team to service all clients so exceptionally that they become references for new clients.
His professional accomplishments include: CCNA/Qlogic/InfiniBand Specialist certification, and membership on Microsoft’s HPC Advisory board.
Dominic received a B.A. in Business Administration from St. Paul’s Metropolitan State University with additional technical college education. He is active in his church and community and is a long-term member of advisory boards for several educational institutions. He is also a private pilot.