Meet the good people doing great work
Management Consultant + Rocket Scientist
Dan Rao (CEO) and Keir Meisner (COO) manage the ins and outs of Assured Edge Solutions. Their partnership started after far too many failed encounters with large copackers: both had experience being turned away with small minimums and disappointed by inflexible processes with contract manufacturers.
Dan and Keir created a factory and built their own business that would focus on the unique problems both small startups and large growing organizations face. They now get their energy from working with companies that value innovation and collaboration. Partnership, after all, is a two way street!
Dan is an accomplished executive with over 30 years of executive business management experience in both commercial and government industries. His diverse professional experience includes program management, product development, and sales management…with particular strengths in strategic vision and innovation.
Keir started out as a Rocket Scientist. From Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering he transitioned to a career in Brand Management (Johnson & Johnson, McNeil Consumer Products, Bausch + Lomb, and the University of Rochester). He worked on new product development, iconic marketing brands, and delivered multi-million dollar growth for world-known brands and companies.
Hands-on problem solvers
The AES team has over a dozen combined years of hands-on problem-solving experience for food processing and co-packing. Our team is agile and flexible and is so used to customizing solutions in our facility, we keep our equipment on wheels!
Our guiding principles
Do good work
Do it the right way
Surround yourself with great people
When those three things are in alignment, we have had nothing but success!