There’s a reason PFERD has been in business for an astounding 216 years. Of course, much of it has to do with the superior products we provide our customers. Beyond that, it’s all about the people we employ.
We are proud to have the best, brightest, most experienced experts in the business, and our team just keeps growing. In fact, we’ve recently expanded our team of applications experts, adding more industry leaders to our ever-growing company.
Recently, we welcomed Jeff Hamilton to the PFERD Technical Team as our Eastern Applications Specialist. Having worked for years with diverse groups from varied markets in application specific product development and solution selling at all levels of distribution and manufacturing, Jeff brings a very solid background and a high level of training.
Jeff holds several awards for superior performance, and has previously conducted sales training seminars and provided extensive technical support for product selection, and has called on general fabrication and machine shops with on-hand applications. We are very proud to welcome him to the PFERD team.
We also recently welcomed Kurt Schaefer to the Technical team as our newest Manager for US Aerospace Sales. He has previously worked as a site manager at US Tool Group, where he worked with engineering and production to offer solutions to reduce waste and improve productivity. His solid background working with machine shops and precision metalworking facilities, combined with his very strong background in working with exotic materials for aerospace, along with his degree in Industrial Science and extensive hands-on field experience—makes him a wonderful new addition.
Next, we proudly welcomed Don Brewer as our new Eastern Regional Sales Manager, following his previous 20 years of experience in sales and product management. Don holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management and has extensive experience, along with an unwavering drive and commitment to providing exceptional service. We are very happy to have him on board.
Finally, there’s our Technical Specialist, Jeff Kwasny, whom we welcomed a little over a year ago. Manning our PFERD TOOL MOBILE applications and demonstration van, he’s supporting our sales efforts in 14 central US states. He previously worked as a Technical Service Representative, responsible for research and development with waterborne and solvent-borne food and non-food contact performance coating technologies, providing support throughout North America and Europe. During his time with us so far, he has visited over 840 locations and logged about 250,000 miles on the PFERD TOOL MOBILE.
Each of these new hires was chosen for their abilities to offer the best industry support possible, and they are all supporting our sales efforts throughout the country. They embody our “TRUST BLUE” motto, and our commitment to offering the best solutions and systems for the metal working industry. We’re thrilled to see what they will continue to bring to us and our customers.