Our Team

Sauder Leadership

Always looking for better ways.  It’s a family tradition.  Myrl and Dan Sauder, our second and third generation leadership, encourage an environment of creativity and problem solving.  Under their leadership comes a great team.  Meet the faces that make our company successful.


 
Myrl Sauder
Myrl Sauder
Following in his father’s footsteps, Myrl is the second generation of the Sauder family to lead the Sauder Woodworking Company. He began working at Sauder in 1965 and he served as the vice president of engineering for 29 years. Working alongside his brother, Maynard Sauder, the Sauder companies grew from $12 million in sales in 1975 to over $500 million in 2000.

Myrl is the creator and driving force behind Sauder Funeral Products, and he continues to put his creative energy and experience into growing the business. He currently serves as the chairman of the board and also works day to day in the innovation group. Myrl has a degree in industrial engineering from The Ohio State University and is unofficially known as Sauder’s Chief Tinkerer.
 
Dan Sauder
Dan Sauder
Dan is part of the third-generation Sauder family. He serves as the executive vice president of engineering and new markets for Sauder Woodworking Co, overseeing Sauder Funeral Products and new market and new product development for the Sauder RTA furniture business. Dan has also served as the director of manufacturing engineering, a product manager and a manufacturing engineer.

Before his career at Sauder, Dan was the plant engineer for the Georgia Pacific Particleboard plant in Russellville, South Carolina. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in industrial engineering. Dan has also obtained his professional engineering license in manufacturing engineering.
 
Tom Warner
Tom Warner
Tom has been working for Sauder since 1981. The majority of his career was spent in new product development and manufacturing engineering for the Sauder Woodworking Co.  When Sauder began researching market development opportunities beyond ready-to-assemble furniture in 2006, Tom shifted his focus to developing caskets and building distributor channels for Sauder Funeral Products.

Today, Tom is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Sauder Funeral Products, including new product development, manufacturing and shipping.  Tom is an Ohio native, and a graduate of Northwest State Community College with degree in civil construction engineering.
 
Jan Rychener
Jan Rychener
Jan began her career with Sauder in 1977 in the ready-to-assemble furniture division and worked extensively in sales and marketing. More recently, she oversaw the implementation of a major sales and distribution software as a project manager and spent eight years importing furniture in the Sauder Global Sourcing division.

In early 2015, Jan joined Sauder Funeral Products sales and marketing team. She is responsible for external public relations and marketing and assists with sales. Jan is a graduate of Northwest State Community College with a degree in business administration.
 
Jeff Hicks
Jeff Hicks
Jeff joined Sauder Funeral Products in the summer of 2016 to oversee product sales, marketing and distribution. He has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and sales. Jeff spent eight years as a preplanning advisor and sales manager for Service Corporation International in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
 
In Loving Memory of Loren Roth
Loren Roth, Director of Strategic Planning at Sauder Funeral Products, passed away on February 13, 2017.

Loren started his career with Sauder Woodworking Co. in 1989 and had experience in production, consumer services and international sales. He joined Sauder Funeral Products in 2014.

Loren demonstrated incredible courage and positivity during the most difficult of times. He will be missed at Sauder both personally
and professionally.
 
 
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Archbold, OH 43502-7408
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