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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

Patrick Schusted

President, CEO & Chairman of the Board

Patrick L. Schusted is President, CEO, & Chairman of the Board 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. In January of 2020, he also became Hartfiel’s CEO. Pat continues to have an active role within the Sales and Marketing departments, making sure Hartfiel reaches new areas of innovation while staying ahead of industry trends.


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.


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. 

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