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Palmer Johnson Enterprises

Four companies, one family

The 150-strong team at Palmer Johnson Enterprises spans four companies: Palmer Johnson Power Systems, Hamilton Engine, Alterra Power Systems & Trident Engineered, all serving the off-highway market with powertrain and engine solutions. We’re a passionate company focused on two core objectives: making Palmer Johnson a genuinely great place to work and providing customers with unmatched, world-class service.

Core Values

WE CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER
WE CARE ABOUT OUR CUSTOMERS
WE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE
WE GIVE BACK

Leadership

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    Craig Parsons

    Owner & CEO

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    Mo "Eric" Mott

    CFO
    Palmer Johnson Enterprises

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    Craig Swenson

    President
    Palmer Johnson Power Systems

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    Mike Biltimier

    President
    Alterra Power Systems

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    Brad Borchers

    Vice President
    Hamilton Engine & Trident Engineered

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    Adam Becker

    VP Operations
    Palmer Johnson Power Systems

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    Ashley Matthys

    VP Human Resources
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    Matt Ellsworth

    Sr. Marketing Manager
    Palmer Johnson Enterprises

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    Phil Turnquist

    IT Manager
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    Eric Ring

    Distribution Manager
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Family of Companies

  • Palmer Johnson Power Systems

    Palmer Johnson Power Systems, founded in 1977, specializes in servicing and supplying components for heavy-duty, off-highway powertrain solutions, including transmissions and axles. The company currently operates seven sales and service branches across North America with more than 160 dedicated employees. Palmer Johnson is the authorized distributor and service center for leading off-highway manufacturers including Twin Disc, ZF Off-Highway, Dana Spicer, Carraro, Funk, Wichita, Eaton Airflex and more. Palmer Johnson also operates volume OEM transmission and axle re-manufacturing programs out of the company's Madison, Wisconsin, headquarters for equipment manufacturers including John Deere, Caterpillar, AGCO and CNH.
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  • Palmer Johnson Power Systems

    Palmer Johnson Power Systems, founded in 1977, specializes in servicing and supplying components for heavy-duty, off-highway powertrain solutions, including transmissions and axles. The company currently operates seven sales and service branches across North America with more than 160 dedicated employees. Palmer Johnson is the authorized distributor and service center for leading off-highway manufacturers including Twin Disc, ZF Off-Highway, Dana Spicer, Carraro, Funk, Wichita, Eaton Airflex and more. Palmer Johnson also operates volume OEM transmission and axle re-manufacturing programs out of the company's Madison, Wisconsin, headquarters for equipment manufacturers including John Deere, Caterpillar, AGCO and CNH.
    Visit Palmer Johnson Power Systems's site
  • Hamilton Engine

    Hamilton Engine Sales was founded in 1954. We have 60 years of experience applying gaseous and diesel engines to any application requiring a turning shaft. Markets include, agricultural, construction machinery, welders, compressors, material handling, pump/irrigation, forestry and mining. Hamilton Engine is a trusted distributor of Deutz, Isuzu, and Scania diesel engines.
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  • Trident Engineered

    Trident Engineered solutions provides total integrated engineering results for clients in markets on the move. Our industry expertise allows us to work as an extension of your engineering capabilities, offering complete scalability in size and scope of projects tailored to your application. From designing and building to delivery and ongoing support, we power your project and help you compete in a modern OEM world.
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  • Alterra Power Systems

    Specializing in selling and servicing diesel and natural gas power generation systems for commercial and mission-critical applications. We serve healthcare, manufacturing, data centers, financial, hospitality, utility, construction, water pumping/treatment, infrastructure, telecommunications, indoor agriculture, traditional agriculture, and other power generation markets. Alterra Power Systems is part of the Palmer Johnson family of companies, headquartered in Madison, WI, and operating in 14 states throughout the Midwest, Texas, and the Northwest United States.
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Grow a career, gain a family

Whether support or sales, a technician or executive, we provide a range of opportunities to hone your skills on company time. If you want to be the best, then we’ll dedicate the time and resources to help you excel.

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TWP Madison 2020 AW Dark
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DP employer of the year 2020
When Work Works Award 2020