LEADERSHIP

Meet the visionaries at Park Industries.

Co President of Park Industries Leadership Team

Mike Schlough
Co-President | Third Generation Owner

“I truly enjoy working with Park associates and providing solutions that enable our customers to be more successful. Everything that we do is focused on helping our customers and associates grow and thrive. It is a pleasure to work with the Park team, all of who demonstrate our ParkWay values of trust, integrity, and respect. I’ve been around this industry my entire life and have built many great relationships and am honored to be able to call these honest, hard-working associates and customers our friends.”

Co President of Park Industries Leadership Team

Joan Schatz
Co-President

“There are so many things I love about being on the Park Team! It’s very rewarding to me personally to be able to help our customers to be successful every day. I feel the same about all of the wonderful people who work at Park, and I want our associates to feel they have grown not only professionally, but also personally for being a part of Park. We take on this mission of success and growth with our customers, associates, and suppliers in a spirit of trust and truly work for mutual benefit for all involved.”

Family Owned since 1953

Built on family roots and leadership as strong as our equipment.

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Leon Schlough

Leon founded the company in 1953 as Park Tool Company and introduced the HYDRASPLIT, stone’s first splitter.

Tom & Joyce Schlough

Tom & Joyce Schlough

Tom & Joyce took over in 1976, changed the name to Park Industries, and lead the voyage into CNC technology.

Mike Schlough & Chris Klimpel

Chris Klimpel & MIke SChlough

Mike & Chris became the third generation owners in 2012, and helped expand Park’s products into the metal industry.

Meet The Rest of the Leadership Team

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Chad Nichols
Executive Assistant

There is truly something special about Park, and I attribute that uniqueness to its culture, the ParkWay. At its foundation, the ParkWay is about trust, integrity, and respect, but it’s more than just feel-good marketing. It’s a genuine care and concern for people; an honest emphasis on the well-being of our customers, our associates, and our community. When they prosper, we all prosper.

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David Lloyd
Director of IT

Our customer-centric vision spans across all functions of our business. Every decision that is made is focused on the customer and exceeding their expectations by delivering the highest quality products and services. I am also very proud to be a part of an organization with such a high level of commitment to our community

Duane Burgelson
VP of Manufacturing

What I enjoy most about Park Industries is our commitment to the customers, associates and community. The culture of trust, integrity and respect allows all Park associates to continually strive for greatness both personally and professionally. Lastly, it is the community which we live and work in that we continue to support through our ongoing programs.

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Gerry Waletzko
VP of Customer Support

Working at Park Industries for over 30 years I have witnessed the commitment that Park has for supporting customer success. As the VP of Customer Support, I strive to provide world class customer experiences in customer service, customer training, part sales, field service and machine installations. Our team of highly skilled technicians are ready to assist you.

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Greg Brasel
Director of Finance

What I enjoy most about Park Industries is having the opportunity to partner with fellow associates to provide solutions that enable our customers to succeed.  I am also proud to be a part of an organization that has a strong community focus.

Human Resources Leadership Team Park Industries

Kelly Hansen
VP of Human Resources

Park Industries is built on our core values, The ParkWay. It’s not a bunch of words on a wall, but it is really who we are and how we treat each other, our customers, our community, and our business partners. It truly makes Park Industries a joy to work at. In addition, we pride ourselves in investing in the development and advancement of our most valuable asset, our associates!

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Laurie Rengel
Director of Product Management

My role at Park gives me a bird’s eye view of our culture across the company. The passion we all feel to truly help customers is amazing. Our culture of Trust, Integrity and Respect applies to all that we do. It is so rare to find this in a company and Park has it through and through.

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Mike Anderson
VP of Engineering

What I enjoy most about Park is the collaborative culture. This allows our cross functional teams to develop innovative products that improves our customers productivity. Our teams are focused on both future innovation and continuous improvement to ensure we have the best product today as well as into the future. 

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Tony Herbst
Director of Sales

All of us here at Park Industries are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to provide meaningful impact on the success of our customers, their employees and even their customers. This leaves me with a strong sense of responsibility, urgency, and customer focus each and every day. 

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Stephanie Kadlec
Marketing Manager

At Park Industries, we are focused on providing an exceptional customer experience. As a brand ambassador, I have the pleasure to work with customers across all of the industries we serve. I enjoy the challenge of further expanding awareness of Park Industries and the differentiated value we provide customers. 

Leading In Our Industries & Communities

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Industry Leader

Park Industries maintains a strong commitment to improve and lead our industries forward. Thus, Park is a proud member and supporter of many industry trade associations.

SponsorShips & Associations

  • Coverings
  • Natural Stone Institute
  • FABTECH
  • ISFA
  • Stone Fabricators Alliance
  • Stone World
  • The International Surface Event

Corporate Responsibility

Park Industries purpose and culture encompasses corporate social responsibility. We believe we have an obligation to care for the community in which we live and operate.

Donations & Sponsorships

  • Adopt a Highway
  • Big Brother, Big Sister – Central MN
  • Local High Schools & Colleges
  • Numerous Donation Drives
  • Paid Volunteering Time for Associates
  • United Way
  • VEX Robotics