Eileen brings over 30 years of Consumer Product Development and Operations experience to the Frau Fowler team. As an expert in finding new ways to solve consumer problems, she is always looking for new, safer, more effective products to bring to consumers. She started her career on the east coast launching products for Colgate Palmolive and Reckitt Benckiser. As an avid outdoors couple, she and her husband Carl heeded Horace Greeley’s words to ‘Go West young man’ and moved from the hustle of Metropolitan New York to Denver, Colorado. Here she had even greater success at launching products for consumers in the areas of Household, Laundry, Cosmetics, Personal Care, Over-the-Counter Drugs and even a little bit in Foods! Her continuing passion for great, innovative products has never left her. Green chemistry, and Organic products are her most recent successes. Along the way she has worked with the notable Denver companies Scott’s Liquid Gold, Neoteric Cosmetics, Orange Glo Intl and 1908 Brands. As a graduate of Regis University, she embraced their motto of ‘Learners Becoming Leaders’ and takes it as a source of pride for her continued mentoring and love of new learning throughout her career. As a proven leader she has helped companies build plants, embrace Quality Programs, develop efficient Supply Chain systems and of course, develop new products.
Best Meal: Wow, really hard to say! Carl is an expert home cook and is constantly finding incredible new recipes to try. Almost any month brings a whole new ‘this is the best’ meal. Current obsessions are Mexican or any Asian style food and he recently discovered Indian. Can’t wait to see where this leads!
Interesting Facts: Eileen and her husband currently have a small ranch on the Eastern Plains of Colorado where he raises Tibetan Yaks for the luxury fiber and handcraft yarn market, but that’s a whole ‘nother story!
Perry Louis Fields
Perry is a former US Track and Field athlete, who graduated from Clemson University. She is a food scientist and packaging engineer. Perry is welsh for “Pear Tree,” and the name is her mother’s maiden name. Her grandfather was Dr. William Perry who delivered countless babies in rural South Carolina, as well as other general practitioner duties. Perry has been a health coach for the past decade, with a history for figuring out the impossible. Her clients were from all corners of the world, sick with autoimmune and infectious disease. She is also a medical non-fiction author and pioneered alternative medical practices to treat Lyme disease. She has a strong interest in plants and plant medicine. If she’s not in an art museum, throwing a pot, making something yummy to eat or reading non-fiction books, you can probably find her outdoors in the woods somewhere, hiking or mountain biking.
Interesting fact: She was born with hip displaysia and spent her first two years of life in a body cast from the waist down and then “Forest Gump” leg braces. She also was accepted into the US Naval Academy and West Point. She has Misophonia and Asperger’s that wasn’t diagnosed until adulthood.
Best food experience: Finally drinking water after Ben and I got lost in Moab on our mountain bikes going down miles of treacherous trails. We ended up riding 35+ miles. I went into hypothermia and I had to leave Ben under a tree to go get help. Found out, we were only 1 mile from our car. Second place would be eating in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. There is a little cafe down a cobble stone street and in the evening, you will see many older women all dressed up, eating alone, because their husbands died in WWII. They have the BEST goulash. It’s rich and hearty and with some red wine, it’s the kind of meal you remember forever!
Ben is actually a miner. We aren’t talking about panning for gold, but a real-life GOLD miner. Ben and Perry met in the sauna at the gym (it’s a long, steamy story). She interrupted him as he was talking to an older man saying, “You mean there’s gold in them there hills?” The rest was history. You’ve seen the show Modern Marvels? The trucks with the engines the size of a building? Ben’s been a heavy equipment mechanic for 10+ years. He knows how to lead people and fix stuff…like everything. He’s our head of warehouse and while Perry can design packaging lines, Ben can fix whatever breaks and that’s the main reason she married him. We think he’s so funny, we decided to post his resume (word for word).
I’ve been working in CC & V maintenance for over 9 years accumulating different job roles. My accumulation of job titles and the experience obtained from each job provides more than adequate experience to fill the requirements of heavy equipment technician. My expertise is in electrical troubleshooting and repair. I have excellent organizational skills and excel in problem solving. I am self motivated enough to work very well on my own and enjoy working towards goals and meeting deadlines.
My experience obtained from being a truck shop maintenance crew leader/relief supervisor, as well my numerous years in different tech assignments in both rotating and daytime roles, has helped me develop a high level of communicative and mechanical skills.
With a strong position towards safety, I believe that we can find a safe solutions for every task. Once job hazards are mitigated, they can be done efficiently without compromising quality. I can help find lasting solutions to daily challenges. I have a goal oriented expectation of myself in meeting deadlines.
This is his expertise– Almond Maxi Heaters, Euclid AC Drive Haul Trucks, Cat 777, 785, 793d, 793f Haul Trucks, Letourneau 1850 Wheel Loader, Hitachi 2500, 5500 Hydraulic Shovel, Komatsu 5500 Hydraulic Shovel, Hyd Cylinders, Builds Shovels and Trucks, Teardowns Shovels and Trucks, Transmissions, Final Drives, Chassis, Frames and Suspensions, QSK 45 and QSK 19, Caterpillar and 35 Series Engines, Crane Work and Rigging, Electrical Troubleshooting and repair, Siemens GTO Drive Systems, Letourneau 1850 DC Drive System, Aquila, GPS Systems, ARC Flash Training, Komatsu PC 5500 Shovel, Hitachi 55OO Shovel, Basic Welding, Driltech D45 Drill, QSK 60 Cummins Engine, R and R of Major Components, Heat Shrink Tunnels, Hammer mills, Vertical Form Sealers and Powder Fillers. He has his CDL commercial drivers license (so he can drive REALLY big trucks).
Interesting facts: Ben and Perry got married in Loch Lomond, Scotland on the Buchanan property (Perry’s family) and had haggis and way too many potatoes at their wedding dinner. Ben loves coffee and mechanical stuff.