Meet the Team

Brian Hedeen

President/CEO

Brian co-founded Viridian Weapon Technologies in 2006. The company became the first in the world to design and sell a compact green laser sight product for pistols and small firearms, changing the industry forever. Headquartered in the Minneapolis, MN metro area, Viridian continues to design compact, powerful, self-defense products for the civilian, military and law enforcement markets. Viridian is known as the leader in weapon-mounted technology and is responsible for a number of firearm innovations along with green and red laser sights, including the recently introduced Weapon-Mounted Camera.

Prior to founding Viridian, Brian had several roles in the commercial banking industry. Brian is a Twin Cities native and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He also enjoys an active lifestyle including running, downhill and trail mountain biking, downhill skiing and especially wakesurfing.

 

Kyle Werremeyer

National Sales Manager

Kyle responsible for overseeing all global sales activities and customer relationships for Viridian.

Prior to joining Viridian, Kyle worked in the international logistics and global mobility industries in Chicago and Minneapolis. He grew up in Singapore and Indonesia and has lived in numerous states across the USA.

Kyle holds a B.A. from Northern Illinois University where he was a member of the swim team. He lives in Orono, Minnesota with his wife Sabrina and two sons Colin and Jake. He enjoys classic Chris Craft boats, old German cars, sporting clays, and coaching youth lacrosse.

 

Matthew Plowman, J.D.

General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer

Matthew has been with the company since 2015 and is in charge of all company legal matters, including intellectual property, compliance and government relations. Matt is integrally involved in our Law Enforcement sales as a resource for agencies and municipalities with expertise in government procurement, jurisdictional requirements for evidentiary recording devices, and evidence program implementation.

Matthew is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Minnesota's William Mitchell College of Law and Gustavus Adolphus College. Prior to joining Viridian, Matthew spend several years as a commercial litigation attorney with a large Minneapolis law firm and prior to that was in the insurance industry. Matthew and his wife, Lisa, have three children and reside in Minneapolis. Matthew is an avid runner who has completed several marathons and is a passionate and knowledgeable (although often disappointed) fan of all major sports.

 

Kevin Skalicky

National Sales Manager

Kevin joined Viridian in early 2018 and focuses on serving our Public Safety customers both domestically and abroad. He and his team help law enforcement agencies utilize Viridian’s industry-leading Weapon-Mounted Camera solution to protect officers and build stronger relationship with their communities.

Kevin has worked in the shooting sports industry for 15 years and remains passionate about the outdoors. As a lifelong Minnesota resident, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, while catching fish on the many lakes in the area. Kevin also logs many miles mountain biking with friends and invests in the community by volunteering with local youth programs.

 

Casey Carlson

Director of Engineering and Product Development

Casey joined the team at Viridian in 2019 as Director of Engineering and Product Development to continue to streamline and upgrade innovation in the weapon technology sector. His previous work includes leading cross-functional teams in research, development and commercialization of military, medical and consumer products from concept to customer utilizing modern process-based development cycles. Casey’s experience includes engineering research, team leadership, product management, project management, manufacturing and quality engineering, intellectual property development and the trifecta of mechanical, electrical and software engineering. Casey is very comfortable in smaller companies with an entrepreneurial flavor and enjoys the challenges associated with wearing many hats and continuous improvement of processes and standards leading to growth and innovation.

Casey is a BS graduate from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities where he studied Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on robotics. During his studies he was a Research Assistant in the Center for Distributed Robotics and co-founded a company to bring the Recon Scout robot from research to commercial viability. Casey is a native of the west suburbs of Minneapolis and an avid outdoorsman and shooter, participating in 3-Gun competitions, hunting and camping whenever he has the opportunity.

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