A Leadership Team With Passion & Professionalism
The success of Symtec and the technology behind our solutions wouldn’t be possible if not for our passionate leaders. Comprised of professionals who make it their business to understand their respective industries inside and out, the leadership team is responsible for the development of leading powersports, apparel, medical and industrial products.
These individuals embody our corporate values and work to ensure they are carried out in every aspect of our business. Their dedication drives employees and allows Symtec to deliver unmatched solutions to customers.
Riley Harlan, President
After years as an engineer and technical manager, Riley Harlan sought out an opportunity that would allow him to combine his passion for innovation with his love of powersports. He found that opportunity when he purchased Symtec in 2010.
Riley spends his free time with his wife and kids at their Plymouth, Minnesota, home or traveling to various tropical destinations. He also enjoys taking his sled out on the trails and attending motorsports events. Riley graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management.
- Motorcycle OEM Network
- Motorcycle Business Owners Group
- Snowmobile Industry Network
Joe Bauer, Product Development Manager
Entrenched in the professional end of the powersports industry since 1995, Joe has developed an in-depth technical understanding of mechanical designs. During his time at Symtec, he has delved further into the powersports industry and expanded his expertise within the industrial and medical device markets.
Outside the world of heating systems, Joe is a devoted husband, avid hunter and dedicated Green Bay Packer fan. He also spends time restoring vintage motorcycles and participating in charity events, such as the Ride for Kids and Ride for Research.
- American Motorcyclist Association
- Blue Ribbon Coalition
- District 16 (WI) & District 23 (MN)
- Midwest Off-Road Trail Riders Club
- Sports Industry Network
- Motorcycle OEM Network
- Motorcycle Industry Professionals Network
Joe Copley, Product Development Engineer
With extensive experience engineering industrial, medical and powersports products, Joe has a thorough understanding of the standards for these respective industries. In addition to his professional background, he is acquainted with the world of powersports on a personal level. He spends much of his spare time racing bikes, riding ATVs and snowmobiles, and maintaining his vehicles.
A graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato’s mechanical engineering program, Joe is married with an infant son.
- Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
- American Motorcycle Association
- Amateur Rider Motorcycle Association
To learn more about our leadership team, contact us.