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About hartfiel Automation

About Hartfiel

Hartfiel Automation is fueled by the company's mission to Build a Stronger America by Strengthening American Manufacturing through innovative Automation Solutions. For 60 years, Hartfiel has been a specialized high-tech provider of pneumatics, motion and mobile control solutions. Hartfiel Automation has continued to diversify its service by adding product offerings in hydraulics, aluminum extrusions, robotics and automation solutions to better serve their customers and reach new areas of innovation.

Our Leadership Team

Myron Moser
CEO/ Chairman of the Board
Myron J. Moser is the CEO & Chairman of the Board for Hartfiel Automation. Moser started as a salesperson for the Hartfiel Company in 1990 and quickly rose to the top in 1995. Under Moser’s leadership, Hartfiel Automation has grown ten-fold and continues to be one of the top players in the automation industry. Moser believes in continuously investing in the Hartfiel employees as well as the infrastructure.
Patrick Schusted
Patrick L. Schusted is President of Hartfiel Automation. Schusted has over 10 years of experience, joining Hartfiel Automation as a salesperson in 2004. Schusted was soon named President of Hartfiel Automation in 2013. Schusted is responsible for increasing territory growth and building client relationships. He also has an active role within the Sales and Marketing departments, making sure Hartfiel reaches new areas of innovation while staying ahead of the industry trends.
Jeff Murphy
CFO, Treasurer & Secretary
Jeffrey B. Murphy is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Secretary for Hartfiel Automation. Murphy joined Hartfiel in April 2009 and brings more than 25 years of Financial, Operational and leadership experience, including over five years as President and CEO of a publicly traded company. In his position, Murphy is always on the trail of the next financial opportunity for Hartfiel Automation.
Gary Simonson
Vice President of Operations
Gary W. Simonson is Vice President of Operation. Simonson joined Hartfiel in 1986 as a Technical Inside Salesperson. In 1989 Simonson moved to Outside Sales and in 1991 became Inside Sales Manager. Simonson joined the leadership team in 1994. His responsibilities include overseeing Inside Sales, Purchasing, Value Added Assembly, Quality and Distribution Centers.

Our History

Hartfiel Automation was founded May 1st, 1958, by Bill Hartfiel.

In 1995, we {Hartfiel Automation} expanded our primarily pneumatic product offering to include Motion Control and Robotics. In addition to our long-time core Product lines of Mac Valves and PHD, Inc., we added key product lines like Cutler-Hammer, Yamaha Robotics, Kollmorgen (Fortive), Schneider (IMS), and ultimately B&R. We also added sensor and vision products such as Balluff, Sick, Teledyne Dalsa, Murrelektronik, and Canfield.

From 1958 to 2002, Hartfiel Automation had only (1) Office in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie, MN. From that Office, we covered (4) States: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and part of western Wisconsin (for limited products).
In 2002, we purchased MidStates Motion, an MDN Partner like us headquartered in Des Moines, IA, and serving Iowa and Nebraska. That became our Iowa/Nebraska Branch.

In 2003, we started a new Branch in Kansas City, to serve Kansas, western Missouri, and Oklahoma.

In 2004, we started a new Branch in Dallas to serve Texas and the Maquiladoras area of Mexico.

In 2007, we started a robotic Integration company called Durabotics (which we eventually sold in 2009).

In 2008, we purchased a distributor of Fluid Power products in Houston called eFluidPower.

In 2014, we started a new Branch in Atlanta to serve Georgia.

As of January 1st, 2016, we purchased Advanced Pneumatics, an MDN sister company headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia with an additional Branch Office in Concord, North Carolina. With that acquisition, we now serve Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and eastern West Virginia (with limited products).   


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