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 more than 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
President
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

1950s
1990s
2000s
2010s

1958

Hartfiel Automation founded by Bill Hartfiel and headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN serving Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and part of Western Wisconsin.

1995

Hartfiel expanded it’s primarily pneumatic product offering to include motion control, robotics, sensor and vision by partnering with vendor such as Yamaha Robotics, Kollmorgen, B&R Automation, Balluff, SICK, Murrelektronik and Canfield.

2002

Hartfiel acquired Des Moines, IA based MidStates Motion.  This newest addition to the Hartfiel family serves the Iowa and Nebraska markets.

2003

Opened new branch office in Kansas City serving Kansas, Western Missouri and Oklahoma.

2004

Hartfiel continued to expand its territory with a new branch in Dallas, TX with service to all of Texas and Maquiladoras, Mexico.

2008

Acquired Houston, TX based Fluid Power distributor, eFluid Power.

2014

Opened new branch office in Atlanta, GA

2016

January 1st, Hartfiel Automation acquired Advanced Pneumatics, an MDN sister company headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA along with a branch office located in Concord, NC.  This acquisition allowed for further expansion into Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, The Carolinas and part of West Virginia.

2019

Acquired Fiero Fluid Power with location in Salt Lake City, UT and Denver, CO.  These two branch offices now operate as Fiero Automation, A Hartfiel Company and serve Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and parts of Eastern Nevada.

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