As part of its new business ventures, changes were also made to its leadership team. Craig Parsons became CEO of Palmer Johnson Enterprises with direct oversight of Palmer Johnson Power Systems, Hamilton Engine and Trident, while Craig Swenson was promoted to Parson’s previous position as president of Palmer Johnson Power Systems. Brad Lyons, vice president of Sales and Service for Palmer Johnson Power Systems, was named president of Hamilton Engine. Director of Engineering Brad Borchers became general manager of Trident, while Adam Becker was promoted to vice president of Operations, Palmer Johnson Power Systems. In that role, he will oversee Inside Sales, Product Support, Marketing, IT and Distribution.
“For a 44-year-old distribution and service business, we’ve grown and changed significantly in the last 5 years,” said Becker. “It's common for companies in our industry to work more regionally, and that was Palmer Johnson not long ago – on our service side that’s still how the individual locations operate because of the geographic nature of what they do. On the sales side of the business, we’ve moved away from some of that local, branch, approach and developed a technology and account management centric sales process which has helped us scale as we’ve grown and hopefully serve our customers better. In many ways, this was entirely different from how we operated all the years prior.”
“Many people have been given opportunities to expand their careers here over the years, especially now through the recon and engineering businesses — where our teams are basically working in a startup-type of company”