President Matthew D. Coy
Matthew (Matt) joined the Company in 1996 as Product Development Manager. After earning a BA in Business Management from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Matthew entered the Management Development program at Menards. Following his success at Menards, Matthew successfully applied that experience to the Company.
In 2002, Matthew took on the role of President, a role he continues to maintain. As such, he assumes the traditional duties of CFO, Operations Manager and shares the Marketing and Sales Manager position with the CEO.
Away from work, Matt enjoys spending time with family and friends, and snowmobiling. Matt is very active in the local (volunteer) fire and ambulance service and is energized by the ability to help others in their moments of need. Matthew has also accepted several invitations to speak to various groups on a subject very close to his heart, mental health advocacy and awareness.
George J. Coy
George J. Coy is the founder of the Company and has served as both President and CEO. With a BA in Psychology, George brings to the Company years of experience in Management, Product Development, Marketing and Sales.
As CEO, George serves as General Manager, and shares Sales and Marketing Management with the President. In addition, George manages a wide array of special projects from grant writing to product vehicle application to fielding customers’ technical questions for the Parts Division.
George’s experience and tenure provides a vast knowledge base and wisdom of particular value to the company. Often engaged as a ‘sounding board’ resource, George’s value to the company cannot be understated.
Outside the office, George can be found “poking holes in the sky” in small aircraft, maintaining his country acreage and engaging his creative side in his well-appointed woodshop.
Accounting Manager – Darla J. Howard
Joining CPI in 2002 as a production worker, Darla’s quick grasp of complex inventory details and complicated fulfillment tasks equipped her well for her previous position as Production Coordinator. Her attention to detail, computer skills and good working relationships with employees, customers and vendors alike, serve her well in her Administration role.
In her personal time, Darla enjoys the company of friends and family. Darla can frequently be found volunteering in many different community events, as well as making a difference in the lives of many as a volunteer crisis text-line counselor.