Michael M. Kronstedt - President

Michael began learning the business at age fifteen while working part-time in his father Monroe's company. His dynamic style and goal-oriented management has made CMI the progressive company it is today. Michael has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Minnesota. He regularly attends national rep council meetings with our major manufacturers as well as related conventions and tradeshows worldwide. 


James Lenthe - Sales Manager

Prior to joining the CMI sales team. James worked for CMI for three years as Retail Support Coordinator. He has also held several management, sales and training positions for ARA Services. James has responsibility for sales to Best Buy, Navarre, Bluestem Brands (Fingerhut), ShopNBC, Heartland and a number of other retailers and wholesalers. He is a graduate of St. Cloud State University.


Rich Tousignant - Account Manager

Rich comes to CMI with 13 years of sales experience in the food service industry with management experience. Rich will be responsible for Target (Electronics), Supervalu, Farner Bocken, Nash Finch, and many other distributers and retailers.


John Peterson - Account Manager

John joins CMI with over 20 yeaers of Regional and National Key Account Management experience in the Consumer Package Goods Industry.  John will be resposible for Menards, Target, Gander Mountain, and other retailers.



Charena DuCharme - Senior Account Coordinator

Charena provides coordination and support for Best Buy, Bluestem Brands (Fingerhut), Heartland, Navarre and many other accounts. Charena has provided administrative support for CMI for over 15 years.


Gina Duggan - Senior Account Coordinator

Gina provides coordination and support for Target, Menards, Gander Mountain, Supervalu and many other accounts. Gina has responsibilty for sales to catalog and e-retailer accounts. Gina has provided administrative support for CMI for over 11 years.


Jody Garcia- Account Coordinator

Jody provides coordination and support for new and developing business ventures and many other accounts. Jody comes to us with many years of customer service and administrative support experience. 


Clifford Nimis - CPA, Treasurer

A Clifford provides financial direction and accounting services for the company. His many years of fiscal management in a wide variety of service, sales and entertainment businesses enable him to offer astute counsel and guidance to CMI management.


Kim Unger - Controller

Kim manages accounting and financial responsibilities for CMI and is also involved in the administration of the company's benefit programs. Before joining CMI she was employed by Carlson Marketing Group as a financial analysis manager. Kim is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas.


Andy Picton - Technology Consultant

Andy graduated from the Minnesota School of Business as a Network Support Specialist and has 15 years of experience in the Information Technology field.  He worked as an employee of CMI for 11 years and is now an independent consultant providing IT services for CMI and other small businesses.  Andy manges our IT systems and has helped to build our state of the art EDI integrated order management database.