Meet the Visionaries at Park Industries®

Co President of Park Industries Leadership Team

Joan Schatz

“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.”

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Alyssa Cross
VP of HR

There are so many areas about park that I value, but most important to me is the Culture. Company culture is about more than just words on a page. It’s about the feeling you get when you walk through the door. Walking through the door at Park you instantly feel a sense of pride. Pride for the service, brand loyalty and teamwork. Another important element of Park is the company culture built on trust. Everyone is trusted to do their job well and always have the best intentions. I am proud to be a member of this caring culture and the Park 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.


Dirk Kloss
VP of Customer Experience

Dirk Kloss’ career began in the US Army/National Guard where he held numerous leadership positions including Deputy Chief of Staff, Director of Operations, and Chief of Staff. In 2014, Dirk joined Polaris Inc. as Senior Manager where he developed a field service team. He was promoted to Senior Director and was focused on building a team designed to improve customer experience and service. “I’m delighted to join Park Industries,” adds Kloss, “and am looking forward to continually evolving the customer experience model that distinguishes Park from others in this industry.”

Duane Bryngelson
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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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.

Meagan Hegland
National Sales Director

Of all the many things that I value about Park Industries, the ParkWay culture is what I value most. It is what separates us from other organizations. ParkWay not only embraces our core values like trust but is also one that encourages innovation and celebrates the individual. We have some of the friendliest and most hard-working employees. Business-wise, the competency and experience of our team has built an outstanding reputation in the industry. We exist to provide solutions that enable customer success! I am honored to represent Park every day.

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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. 

Stephanie Kadlec
Director of Marketing and Product Management

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.

Family Owned since 1953

Company foundation built with strong family roots, values, leadership, and vision.

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Leon Schlough

The company was founded in 1953 by Leon Schlough. Park Tool Company introduced the HYDRASPLIT, one of the first stone splitters in the industry.

Tom & Joyce Schlough

Tom & Joyce Schlough

In 1976, Tom & Joyce took over the company and changed the name to Park Industries. They lead the company into CNC technology.

Mike Schlough & Chris Klimpel

Chris Klimpel & MIke SChlough

2012 marked the year that Mike & Chris became the third generation owners. They have helped evolve Park’s products, including Robotics and solutions for the metal industry.

Leading In Our Communities

Corporate Responsibility

Our culture encompasses corporate social responsibility because we believe that 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