The Matzen Group was established as an LLC in 2005 and subsequently incorporated in 2009 to better support international clientele.  


Our Principals:

Annette Matzen

Ms. Matzen has over 25 years of experience working with management teams aligning operations with strategic initiatives; improving business processes & performance, mentoring and developing leaders, shortening product development cycle time, and expediting time to market.

Her career has included senior business unit leadership positions and global consulting assignments in the Aerospace and Medical Device Industries.  Annette has worked with large multi-national corporations, locally managed cost centers, and new mergers & acquisitions.

Annette is an ASQ certified biomedical auditor with a BSEE and a BA in Mathematics.  She has completed certification programs in Design for Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Total Quality Management, and Honeywell (Baldridge-based) Quality System Auditing.  She has been a mentor through the Minneapolis-based Menttium program since 2005.

Chris Okey

Mr. Okey has more than 20 years of experience launching cutting edge products while building and leading departments, streamlining product development and manufacturing processes, and driving operational excellence.

His career includes senior business unit leadership positions and international assignments.  Chris has worked with large and mid-size multi-national companies, supporting acquisitions, and executing manufacturing site transfers.

Chris holds a BSEE and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt in DFSS and MFSS and has completed training courses in Lean, Program Management and Organizational Development.