Joe Schabel, President – Operations and Engineering
Joe Schabel is responsible for Alexandria Industries' operations, and its engineering services and capabilities. As president, Joe Schabel joins his brother, Steve Schabel, in working to ensure overall company wellness, performance, and prosperity.
Excited to serve in this leadership role, Schabel centers his work style on doing the right thing. He teaches by example, working with others in the organization in a manner that fosters a culture of inspiration and innovation. He's not intimidated to ask the hard questions, including those that involve the value of integrity and a dollar well-spent.
Schabel lives and works according to his values, which align nicely with the company's core values: Integrity. Mutual Respect. Faith. Commitment to Excellence. Employee Well-Being.
Previously, Schabel was the chief operating officer of Alexandria Plastics, Alexandria Precision Machining, and Alexandria Extrusion South. In this role, he oversaw facility operations, sales and purchasing, while ensuring the well-being of his employees. He has a knack for growing business from start-up to full-scale operations. Under his ownership, and servant leadership style of management, Alexandria Plastics revenue increased 350 percent over the last 12 years.
Schabel earned his associates degree in manufacturing engineering, before continuing on to earn a bachelor's of science degree in industrial technology from Moorhead State University in northwest Minnesota.
Schabel enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, motorcycling, and snowmobiling, in the great outdoors. He believes, "life is what you make of it. Have a good attitude, be passionate about the things you do and you will find happiness and fulfillment."
President – Operations and Engineering
Phone: (320) 762-6762
“Listen, learn, respect others and good results will come to all involved. The more you understand a need, the better suited you will be to help bring a positive result.”
Joe Schabel, Alexandria Industries