Barry opened the doors to PROS in the spring of 1988. His work experience before starting PROS included working in the sales and engineering departments of Vic Manufacturing, one of the largest manufacturers of dry cleaning equipment in the US.
One of his projects at Vic was to open a parts sales division called Imparts that helped support dry cleaning equipment that was imported from Italy and Germany. Previous to his work experience at Vic Barry studied Engineering at the University of Colorado. Over the years, Barry guided PROS Parts as the company began manufacturing dry cleaning machinery and added the support of laundry parts to the company’s activities.
Barry now lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota with the love of his life, Katie. He has two college age sons Sawyer and Colton and a dog named Sora. Both Sawyer and Sora are integral members of the PROS Parts team. Barry is an avid downhill and cross country skier, and also likes to snow shoe, kayak, hike and travel. Barry enjoys music from the 70s and 80s and more recent bands like One Republic, Coldplay and Imagine Dragons.
Barry can be reached by calling 763 231-7379.
Theresa started working part time at PROS in the fall of 1988 and went full time in January of 1990. She is currently the Controller and manages Payroll, HR, A/P and A/R. She also prepares the financial reports.
Theresa earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. After college, she worked at a newspaper that served the Twin Cities’ Black community and later took a purchasing position at a manufacturing company.
She later worked in Purchasing for two other companies, one of which was Vic Manufacturing. When Vic Manufacturing was sold in 1987, she was hired to do purchasing and bookkeeping for PROS Parts.
Theresa is married and has no children or pets. Theresa’s hobbies include bicycling (she commutes to work by bike as often as possible), reading, knitting, running, gardening and crossword puzzles. In the last few years, Theresa has attended several crossword tournaments, including the ACPT in Stamford, CT. (Unfortunately she did not win but there is always next year)
Theresa can be reached by calling 763-231-7377.
Bruce Hope joined PROS in September of 1991. He is responsible for our entire information technology and communication networks.
Bruce can be reached by calling 763-231-7380
Katie recently joined PROS Parts. She helps build out the marketing strategy, with a focus of understanding our customers and what they really need in terms of parts and supplies to help ensure their industrial laundry and dry cleaning equipment stays up and running.
Katie's background is in marketing and brand strategy, working in larger corporate, small business, non-profit and higher education arenas - all with the goal of knowing what is important to the audience and implementing communications and opportunities that help people reach their goals.
Married to Barry, she lives in Eden Prairie, MN and has a daughter and son along with her two stepsons, and of course Sora. She finds her rejuvenation in the outdoors, enjoying long walks, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and anything outside.
Katie can be reached by calling 763-231-7367
Shipping & Warehouse Manager
"Hub", as he is known to the rest of the staff, performs the daily shipping and receiving of products and maintains the warehouse organization making it clean and orderly.
He started at PROS in 1993 and so has been with us for twenty six years. In the past, Hub drove a limo for 16 years and before that worked for the convenience store “7-11” for 13 years.
Hub loves to take long driving vacations where he practices his hobby of photography. Many of his pictures of geographical wonders decorate the PROS office.
Hub can be reached by calling 763-231-7382
Export Sales and Ebay Store Manager
Donald joined PROS Parts in 2012 as a receiving specialist and moved into his current position in international sales in 2013. He has an AAS in Information Management Systems from Northwest Electronics Institute, which is now part of Dunwoody College.
Donald honed his information management skills, customer service skills, and analytical skills while working in customer service for Sleep Number. He further refined these skills while working for Wells Fargo as a phone banker.
Donald enjoys spending time with his wife, Christine, and their two daughters, Annika and Elsa. When the opportunity allows, Donald enjoys spending time outdoors in northern Minnesota ATVing, fishing, and golfing with his brothers.
Donald can be reached by calling 763-231-7371
Christine has been at Pros since 2014. She started in receiving and also worked in sales before her current position in purchasing.
Christine’s previous jobs include substitute teacher, band teacher, and loss mitigation specialist at US Bank. She has BA in music from St. Olaf College and plays many instruments including the oboe and piano.
Christine is married to Donald and enjoys spending time outside with their two daughters, Annika and Elsa.
Christine can be reached by calling 763-231-7378
Domestic Business Development Manager
Nancy started at Pros Parts in 2007 in Customer Development.
She graduated with a BA in Sociology from University of Colorado at Boulder.
As part of the PROS Parts team, she informs potential customers that we are a source for commercial and industrial washer and dryer parts, and helps the customer get good pricing, delivery and customer service.
Nancy can be reached by calling 763-231-7383
Internet Marketing Manager
Sawyer Victor is the son of Barry and started with PROS in October of 2018 after moving to Minneapolis from Durango, CO. He is currently working towards an online degree in Criminal Justice at CU Denver.
Sawyer's duties at PROS include receiving, product photography/editing, data maintenance, managing our Google Merchant and digital marketing accounts, and taking Sora for walks.
Sawyer can be reached by calling 763-231-7360
Sora is a 6-year-old Black Lab/Australian Kelpie mix that comes to work with her owner Barry. She was a rescue from La Plata Humane Society in Durango, CO. Her daily duties include roaming the office, begging for treats, and playing fetch in the warehouse.
Sora can be reached by calling.......just kidding, she is a dog afterall.