Our Leadership Team
Sam Petty, President
Sam Petty brings extensive industry experience and knowledge to Power/mation’s chief position. Petty’s career includes serving as Director of Channel Management for Industrial Automation at ABB with other leadership roles at Hirschmann (Belden Inc.), Rexel, Roxtec and Swagelock.
Jeff Kubsch, Chief Financial Officer
Bob Ricci, Executive Vice President, Sales
Bob has a wealth of experience and industry knowledge. In addition to his twenty plus years of experience in electrical distribution and automation, he worked for thirteen years at Jerome Foods (Jennie O’ Foods) designing automation systems along with managing the automation and electrical maintenance teams. Bob is also a Navy veteran.
Don Clutterbuck, Vice President of Sales - WI
Adam Jackson, Vice President of Sales - IL, IA & NE
Brian Meyer, General Manager & Director of Engineering - Power/mation Solutions Group, LLC
Brian has been with Power/mation over four years defining the processes and capabilities for the custom solutions and services that Power/mation offers. In 2018, custom automation solutions migrated to a new company, Power/mation Solutions Group, where Brian acts as the General Manager.
Brian’s career spans twenty years in the automation industry designing, developing, and programming custom automated equipment for specialized manufacturing. Brian has worked for several industries including medical devices, optics, and extrusion. Brian has a passion for the automation industry and is excited to support each of our customers in their efforts to overcome automation challenges.
Mary Lou Groberski, Director of Human Resources
Sue Loff, Director of Purchasing & Pricing Strategy
Sue joined Power/mation in May 1995 with a background in customer service and management in the finance industry. Learning about industrial automation distribution on the inside sales staff eventually found her managing the inside sales team. In that role she was integral in developing the Power/mation Customer Portal, which gave our customers 24-hour access to inventory, price and availability. Now she leads the purchasing and pricing team with a customer-focused approach, striving to meet our customers’ on-time delivery needs by having the right inventory available at a competitive price. Sue also led the team that launched Power/mation’s next generation ecommerce platform: Power/mation Shop.
Jason Schlangen, Director of IT
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Whether you need one automation product or an entirely customized system, our leadership team and the employees they manage will provide you with the tools you need to run your operation smoothly.