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Native American Woman-owned Business Named Minority Small Business Person of the Year

Mary Moldenhauer, owner of Greystar Electronics, Inc., Duluth, has been named Minnesota Minority Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The award recognizes Moldenhauer for excellence in her field and for demonstrating leadership.

Greystar Electronics, Inc. is a woman-owned, Native American-owned company specializing in the manufacture of electronics cable, wiring harnesses, and circuit card assemblies for the aerospace and defense industries.

Moldenhauer is a participant in SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program. Greystar Electronics, Inc. is certified as a minority and woman-owned business (M/WBE) with a variety of federal, state, city and local agencies. On a federal level, the firm is certified as a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) which is concurrent with 8(a) BD Certification.

Moldenhauer’s past and present customers include Goodrich Sensor Systems, Cirrus Design Corporation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Association of American Railroad, Aspen Aerial, and the U.S. Coast Guard. Her largest contract was with the U.S. Army Tank Command (TACOM). GreyStar manufactures electronic cables for video surveillance cameras where the end users are companies such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Airbus. GreyStar has shipped directly to Goodrich companies as far away as Germany.

Moldenhauer contributes her success to her faith, family, and loyal employees. When not at her desk, Mary enjoys time spent with her family, church, and community activities such as the Befriender Ministry, the Perpetual Adoration Chapel, Habitat for Humanity, and serving on an Advisory Committee to Work Experience Programs for Duluth Public Schools.
 

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