Don Nelsen has been involved in both the power tool and the abrasives business for all of his 40 year career in the industry. While going to school in the 60’s Don worked variously as an auto bodyman, a welder, an auto painter and a tool operator among other things. Starting in Jan. of 1972 Don was an outside salesman in both the automotive and industrial markets covering most of Oregon and Washington. Don first started with Mirka abrasives as an independent rep in 1988 and made the transition to territory sales as an employee of Mirka in 1998.
Born in Portland in 1947, Don is a lifelong NW resident residing in Vancouver, WA for the past 22 years.