Whether he’s at work, in the community or with his family, Andy Lashier likes helping people.

“If I can make people’s jobs a little easier or help them understand something they have to do every day anyway a little better, that’s really what makes me tick,” Lashier said.

As co-owner of Laser Resources, along with his uncle, Lashier aims to help businesses by selling and supporting the latest office equipment technology. 

One of the company’s goals, he said, is implementing technology to make people’s lives easier.

Lashier took a sales job at Laser Resources after he graduated from Iowa State University in 1998, and the rest is history. 

The team he works with and the atmosphere at the company have kept him feeling as though he belongs, he said.

Laser Resources isn’t the only organization that he’s devoted himself to for an extended period of time.

Lashier joined Lutheran Church of Hope 15 years ago and currently serves as the church council’s treasurer.

He also has been involved from the beginning stages of Meals from the Heartland as one of the founding board members. 

Meals from the Heartland, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 2008 after serving as a program at Lutheran Church of Hope. 

“I think there’s something to be said for loyalty to the organization and sticking with it to make the maximum impact that you can,” Lashier said. “I think that’s always been a part of my personality. I want to see things through to the finish. I’m just not finished with these things yet.”

In his free time, Lashier likes to spend time with his wife and three young children.

Reasons he’s a Forty:

• Lashier was a founding board member of Meals from the Heartland, which packages and distributes 10 million meals each year.

• He worked his way from a sales job to being the co-owner of Laser Resources.

• As treasurer for Lutheran Church of Hope’s council, he oversees financial operations on behalf of a congregation of 13,000 people.

• “Through each encounter with Andy, I am amazed at his business acumen and maturity that spans beyond his years,” writes Paul Bishop, CEO of the Association of Boards of Certification and a 2006 Forty under 40 honoree.