Management

Our management philosophy is simple: We CARE about our PEOPLE. That's the role of senior leadership - to support, develop and create opportunity for the great people at Palmer Johnson. (Oh, and to remind people that it's okay to have fun at work. Did someone say beer-thirty?!)

Craig Parsons

Craig joined Palmer Johnson in 2004 and has served as president since 2007. He has a BA in Russian history from Stanford and an MBA from UW-Madison. Previously, Parsons was a partner in the Agave Group, which specialized in strategy development, technology licensing, and fundraising for early stage biotech companies.

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Craig Swenson

Craig started with Palmer Johnson in 2006 and currently service as COO. Craig oversees Palmer Johnson's 7 - branch service network and warehouse/inventory team. Swenson has a BS in construction administration and a MBA in entrepreneurship, both from UW-Madison.Go Bucky!

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Brad Lyons

Brad joined Palmer Johnson in 2005 in outside sales in Chicago. He moved west, first taking on the Hayward branch manager and then regional manager role. In 2015, Brad was named Vice President of Sales & Marketing. He holds a BS in engineering from Purdue and an MBA from Loyola.

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Jeff Magusin

Jeff has been with Palmer Johnson since 2002 when the company purchased California's n.a. d'Arcy Co. Jeff served as regional manager of Palmer Johnson's western branches, later taking over as Vice President of Outside Sales. In 2015, Jeff was named Vice President of Marine & Mining Sales.

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Ashley Matthys

Ashley joined PJ in March 2018 as the Director of Human Resources. She graduated from UW-Eau Claire with her degree in Human Resources Management. Ashley has her PHR and SHRM-CP certifications and is a member of the Greater Madison Area Society of HR Management (SHRM) and National SHRM. In her free time Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and playing sand volleyball. 

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Brad Borchers

Brad joined PJ in 2007 after graduating from MSOE with a degree in mechanical engineering. During his time at PJ he has worked as an application engineer and product support manager and is now the Director of Engineering where he manages the OEM Sales team and provides IT strategic leadership. He also recently graduated from UW-Madison with a Strategic MBA. In his free time, he enjoys crossfiting, hunting, fishing, boating, and traveling.

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Brett Cable

Brett started at PJ in 2013 as the Controller and has been in his current role as Director of Finance since 2017. He oversees the accounting department and provides data analysis and visualization. Brett graduated from UW-Madison with a Master of Accountancy degree and spent six years in public accounting before coming to PJ. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

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Adam Becker

Adam joined Palmer Johnson in 2012 as an Inside Sales Representative. He later moved to Product Group Manager and then to his current role as Director, Inside Sales in 2015. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Beyond the office, Adam enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, working out and cheering for the Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers. 

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Andy Stehl

Andy joined Palmer Johnson in 2003 as a Service Technician. He moved to Outside Sales and then stepped in as the Dallas Service Manager in 2013. After serving as a Regional Service Manager he was named the Director of Service in 2015. Andy served in the United States Army as a heavy equipment mechanic in Italy and Alaska.

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