Meet The Team


The collective expertise of our wonderful team is what makes the difference here at Friendship Trap.   Veteran production team members, many of whom have been building quality custom traps for decades, pride themselves on building the Best traps in the industry.  Likewise, many members of our management team have been in the trap business all their lives.   By exercising great care in taking Your order accurately, through meticulous attention to detail as we ensure Your traps are built precisely to Your specifications, to delivering the product directly to you, we seek to delight you with Your experiences with Friendship Trap!





chrisChris - Owner/President

Chris purchased Friendship Trap Company in 2011.  He brings over 25 years of global operations experience with some of the top corporations in the world to Friendship Trap.  After graduating from Texas A&M with a degree in Industrial Engineering, he joined IBM and spent 14 years in progressive assignments throughout the IBM PC Company.  Joining Dell Computer Corporation, Chris led the team responsible for designing Dell’s global manufacturing and distribution operations.  He then joined Best Buy where he established the global operations for their private label business.  Most recently, Chris was Vice President of Global Operations and Supply Chain for Avery Dennison Corporation’s RIS group, where he was responsible for 70 plants in 40 countries.  Fulfilling a life-long desire to run his own business, and to live and work where he and his family like to vacation, Chris made the move to Maine and bought Friendship Trap.  He believes adding his operational expertise to the trap building expertise at Friendship Trap has proven to be a powerful combination benefiting our customers.  Chris is married to KC, who provides employee and customer support in the Friendship office.  They have three, college age children and a son-in law, all of whom are contributing in their own way to our ongoing commitment to continually innovate and keep Friendship Trap The Best for You!

Office 1-800-451-1200 ext. 201


small7Mike W. - Special Advisor

Most of you know that Mike has spent the majority of his working life refining the art of making the highest quality lobster traps.  This is a passion he won’t set aside easily, so he remains with Friendship Trap Company for an indefinite period of time in a special advisory role to insure we maintain the same high standards he has worked so hard over the years to put in place.  He is available to our customers as always, and assists Chris in a variety of other aspects of the business.

Cell 207-542-0841


jerryJerry W. - Outside Sales

Jerry is the only full-time trap salesman in the industry. He is on the road every day, going directly to you, our customers, to make sure you are fully satisfied with your orders. Jerry's territory covers: Stonington, ME to Newport, RI.  Jerry has been part of the FTC Team since 1995 and is the Best at what he does.

Jerry can be reached at 207-542-0842



markMark W. - Operations Manager

Mark is responsible for hiring and managing the people that build your traps at our Friendship location. He also keeps our daily operations running smoothly and makes sure all orders in Friendship are completed on time and to your satisfaction. Mark has over 30 years experience manufacturing wire lobster traps. 

1-800-451-1200 ext. 202



Lisa-LevineLisa L. - Finance Manager

Lisa joined the Friendship Trap Team mid-2012.  Her financial consulting background has been tested extensively throughout the different aspects of managing everything money-related in a business in the lobstering industry.  From payroll to inventory, etc., Lisa's fingers fly on the adding machine and her wit is pretty quick, too!  She's a great personality fit in our main office in Friendship and you may even catch her answering the phone once in a while!

1-800-451-1200 ext. 203 


Katheryn McCormickKatheryn M. - Office Manager

Katheryn began working at Friendship Trap Company in 2012 in the office at our main location during her high school summers. She has worked in different departments within the company since then including production and, while learning the ins and outs of lobster trap building, has become more familiar with the industry and with our customers themselves. She is looking forward to serving our customers in her newest role as office manager at our Friendship location while she completes her college degree in Business Management.

1-800-451-1200 ext. 205



Mike DeanMike D. - Customer Service Representative/Dispatching

Mike joined our team in 2015 and his prior experience includes 13 years in route sales, along with a lifetime of experience in customer service.  Being responsible for ordering and managing inventory over those years translates well into the position that he fills here at Friendship Trap.  He possesses a sense of urgency and a desire to meet our customers’ needs in a timely and accurate fashion. Mike takes his job personally and believes that working as a team,  with co-workers AND customers, will tend to build life-long relationships.

1-800-451-1200 ext. 213      Cell: 207-542-0846 


Greg BradleyGreg B. - Local Sales and Store Manager

After 30 years’ experience as a tradesman, Greg joined the team in 2015 and brings with him an even mix of sales and customer service and an eye for detail.  Greg has been self-employed for 16 years of his career and comprehends the dedication it takes to operate a small business just like yours.  He continues to grow as he learns volumes about this industry from his associates and you, our customers, with every interaction.  Greg looks forward to serving you for many years to come.

1-800-451-1200 ext. 206


jimmyJim Jr. - Branch Manager Columbia Falls

Jimmy Jr. keeps everything running smoothly and makes sure that all orders completed in our Columbia Falls location are built to your specifications and on time. Jimmy has been a vital part of the FTC Team since 1992.



danni_-_smallDanni E. - Operations Manager - Columbia Falls

Danni joined the Friendship Team in 2004 and she fills many different roles for us.  She takes care of all our heading needs for the Columbia Falls location, for our production lines, and for your kits.  One of her favorite parts of her job is working directly with you, the customer, whether completing an invoice or getting the supplies you need.  She also works with our customers on their sample traps to make sure they are built to your specs and all your needs are met.   Danni helps to insure we have all the material we need to keep our productions lines running and even jumps in to help out in the production line when needed!




VJ_-_smallVJ - Office Manager - Columbia Falls

In April 2011, VJ joined the Friendship team bringing over twenty years of retail experience and excellent customer service. His unique contributions are a great asset and his dedication to each and every one of our customers is remarkable!






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