Founded on St. Patrick’s Day in 2001, Figment Group is a unique and highly
respected full-service drug-free workplace, DOT compliance and safety
consultant. We are a woman-owned business with 8(a) [under development], DBE
(federal contracts) and WBE certifications, and a well-established community
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With our team of sound business professionals with advanced degrees and
certifications, we stand ready to help you succeed. Your success is our only
Our Promise to You
24/7 business partner.
Absolute commitment to the highest level of confidentiality and
Deliver services on-time with unmatched customer service, professionalism
A trusted source for innovative workplace solutions and compliance
Dedicated to making compliance your ally, not your opponent.
Work within your budget and timeframe.
Financial Officer/Senior V.P. …James Wellnitz, B.S., CPCT, Master BATT is
our roofer…he covers everything from regulations for all agencies of the
Department of Transportation (DOT), consortium management, business development,
gas pipelines, finance, breath alcohol testing equipment sales and training.
If that wasn’t enough, Jim is also a certified Lifeloc breath alcohol
senior instructor, certified specimen collector trainer, certified hair
collector, and certified DNA collector for paternity and forensic resolution.
Jim earned his BS from Purdue University, is an active member of the Drug &
Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) covering student drug testing and
consortium management, a 30 year volunteer of the Center Fire Department serving
12 years as Fire Chief, and 8 years as at-large member La Porte County Emergency
Medical Services Advisory Board. When Jim isn’t firefighting, he enjoys being
an armchair quarterback and searching for new recipes to try.
Executive Officer/President…Mary Wellnitz, B. A., MBA, CPCT, DOT Master BATT,
Certified OSHA Instructor (US DOL) leads new business and service
development initiatives, strategic planning, and is responsible for overall
operations. A former strategic planning and marketing executive with a MBA from
the University of Notre Dame, BA from Purdue University, and Leadership
Certificate from The Richard G. Lugar Leadership Series, Mary knows how to keep
things running smoothly. Her passion for teaching led her to instructor at the
University of Notre Dame; and her enthusiasm to assist others succeed resulted
in being honored with the National Athena® Award which recognized her
professional excellence, community service and her active guidance of women in
their attainment of success. Her professional association includes NAWBO and
Board of Directors - Women in Management, American Red Cross and the United
Way. When she’s not cheering for the ND Irish, Mary spends her time
volunteering, suffering on the golf course, antiquing, and with her beloved
Golden Retriever, Cooper.
Davie, B.A., CPC, DOT BAT is a licensed educator in the State
of Indiana earning her BA from Purdue University. Kelli is our compliance guru
providing insight and guidance on complex drug and alcohol testing regulations.
As a former educator, she uses her tenacious attitude and teaching talents on
behalf of our clients. Always ready to instruct clients in testing program
management best practices and DOT protocol, Kelli helps to simplify procedures
governing Drug-Free Workplace compliance. She is an invaluable resource for our
clients’ Human Resource Specialists, Safety Managers, and Occupational Health
Providers. When Kelli isn’t coaching clients, she’s traveling, cruising and
taking road trips with her family and friends, reading hair-raising thrillers,
and teaching her cocker spaniels, Libby and Abby new tricks.
Executive Assistant…Kylie Keehn, CPC, DOT BAT is
high on life. Her enthusiasm and positive attitude toward everything she does
makes Kylie addicting and perfect for greeting clients, both in-person and on
the phone. She just never has a ‘bad day’. Collection services and on-site
test scheduling take up most of her day, while responding to customer
inquiries. As a past manager of a pet supply store, her love for animals is
shared equally between her dog Chance, and her cat Sydney; and she is the only
person we know of who had a pet mouse. She earned her Associate’s Degree in
Science of Liberal Arts with a psychology specialty. Kylie finds time for her
crafts, bowling league, and volunteering to help her friends juggle life’s
Compliance Consultant…Marge Marti, CPC, DOT BAT brings more than 20
years’ experience in training and development and 10 years in Customer Service
Training and Operations with a national gas & electric utility to Figment
Group. Marge is the epitome of a ‘multi-tasker’ performing several tasks at one
time—all without making any mistakes. She is the friendly voice calling you
each month to remind you that your random tests are due. She received her
Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP™) certification
administered by the American Society for Training and Development Certification.
Marge finds time for her beloved cat, Callie; lounging in the sun by the pool
and never missing an episode of HGTV!
Ms. Cathy Fritz,
Owner of Cathy Fritz Consulting Inc.,
is a strategic partner and compliance consultant with Figment Group, Inc. She
retired from the Indiana State Police after serving for 27years; beginning as a
road trooper and undercover police office. Cathy has 20 years of experience in
the Motor Carrier Division conducting school bus inspections, driver safety
meetings, safety audits and compliance reviews. Her training is extensive
covering Hazardous Material Regulations, FMCSA regulations, Cargo Tanks, Load
Securement, Log Books, and CSA 2010. Law enforcement and trucking has been an
integral part of her life growing up. When not keep up-to-date on regulatory
changes, Cathy appreciates family--her husband of 23 years, her two daughters
who are students at Purdue University and her dog, Charlie. In her spare time,
she referees girls’ softball and basketball, and is the Youth Director at her
local church teaching children basic life skills.
Rich Stalbrink serves as the Compliance Consultant for
Figment Group. He has spent most of his life in public service or
working directly with the public. Rich is a retired Indiana State Trooper with
over 34 years experience. During his career he served in many capacities that
included District & Area Commander, and before his retirement, he was the
Commander of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation for the northern third of
Indiana. Rich is a career Army Reservist and served for 29 years. Rich has
more than 10 years of experience as the Director of Transportation for the La
Porte Community School Corporation serving 6000 students. Rich has an
Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Joseph’s Calumet College,
and completed the
Traffic Institute Command and Staff School for Law Enforcement.
Our Guest Relations Expert---Cooper is Figment
Group’s greeter for all who visit our office in La Porte, IN. He has 2 years’
experience in customer service and human relations. He is certified in
stress reduction techniques and employee moral enhancement. Cooper has a great
personality, loves to play, and keep you entertained. When Cooper isn’t at the
office, which is rare since he has never missed a day of work, he enjoys playing
at the park, spending time with his family, and sleeping on the comfy leather
couch. He will capture your heart!
subcontract with Certified Collectors and Breath Technicians, Project Managers,
Curriculum Developers, Trainers, and Administrative Personnel as required to
meet the needs of our clients, and state and federal contracts.
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