Jeffrey D Dretzka is Vice President of UPI Manufacturing in Eagle, WI, a growing contract manufacturing company, specializing in armored vehicle components. Born December 1977 in Wisconsin; Jeff is the youngest of 2 children. Jeff’s ambitious business world journey began at the young age of 14, where he started swinging a shovel and operating heavy construction equipment along side his father, Jeffrey J Dretzka at Underground Pipeline, Inc. Working outdoors for twelve years, in Wisconsin weather-above and below ground-has given Jeff his problem solving ability. He maintains, “I don’t have problems…I have solutions!”
In October of 2003, Jeff and his father began UPI Manufacturing, adopting the motto: “Deeds not Words”. Their passion to protect our brave War Fighters has driven UPI Manufacturing to become a reliable, world class manufacturing company. With the priority of supporting our troops in winning the Global War on Terror, UPI is committed to providing high quality parts and delivering them on time.
Under Jeff’s leadership, UPI’s operations have increased by over 400% since moving into its new manufacturing facility two years ago. The progressive leadership that Jeff brings has led UPI to being honored with the following achievement awards: 2006, 2007 DSCC Supplier Excellence Gold award, 2007 Wisconsin Minority Small Business Person of the Year award, and 2005, 2008 DLA Innovative Business Performer of the Year Award.
Residing in Dousman, WI, with his wife, and two children, Jeff is active in his local church and is an outdoor enthusiast. He is a leader with strong moral principles, courage and a willingness to serve. Jeff’s trust in God and love for his country are key elements in UPI Manufacturing’s success. As modern warfare continues to evolve, Jeff will continue to adapt UPI’s focus to meet the ever changing needs of our armed forces.