Team

The Northern Pump's team is dedicated to providing world class products with world class customer service.

John Sandstrom – Operations Manager
John joined the Northern Pump team in Oct 2012 as Operations Manager. Prior to his move to Northern Pump division John has worked at McNally Industries for nine years. In his tenure he worked as Product Control Manager on the main shop floor. Before John's employment at McNally Industries, John has worked in a variety of manufacturing positions. This includes a CNC machinist, programmer, production scheduler, and customer service manager. John earned a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Points in Communications. Outside of work, John enjoys hunting, fishing, playing hockey, golf, and spending time at the lake with his wife and two daughters.

Dan Panik - Principal Design & Applications Engineer
McNally Industries is pleased to announce the addition of Daniel Panik as a Principal Design and Applications Engineer for the Northern Pump Division.  Daniel joins the Northern team after working for 9 years doing research and development for the Department of Defense.

He is relocating to Wisconsin from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where he started his career after receiving a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech. Daniel is excited to utilize his mechanical engineering skills in a manufacturing setting. His strong background in research and development will be valuable for engineering new pump applications.

Daniel also enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife snowmobiling, hunting, mountain biking, kayaking, and camping.

Matt Stomberg - Design & Applications Engineer
Matt joined the Northern Pump team in September 2014 after working for 7 years as a Design Engineer and Process Engineer at Fargo Automation Inc.

He has a Bachelors of Science degree from North Dakota State University in Mechanical Engineering.  Matt has a strong background in overseeing machining in the manufacturing setting. 

Matt enjoys any activity outside, including hunting, fishing and softball.   

Cassie McKenzie - Sales and Marketing Representative
Cassie has served in various roles in the manufacturing industry including; Sales and Marketing Representative and Web Analyst. She also worked in Accounts Payable and contract management at a Telecommunications construction contractor.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in Applied Mathematics and an Associates Degree from the Bemidji State University in Liberal Arts.

Cassie enjoys spending time with her family, scrapbooking, gardening, hiking, running, and coaches' volleyball and basketball.

James Brown - Gulf Coast Regional Sales Manager
Northern is pleased to announce the addition of James Brown as our new Gulf Coast Regional Sales Manager. James comes to us with many years of experience working for both distribution and manufacturing. He has provided sales and technical support to the Oil & Gas and CPI markets for the past 27 years. James also has extensive experience with positive displacement pumps and applications making him an ideal fit for Northern Pump. James will focus his efforts on the Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana markets.

 

Alissa Meyer - Supply Chain Management & Customer Service Representative
Alissa joined the Northern pump team in November 2014, as a customer service representative with over 15 years experience.  Prior to Northern pump Alissa worked for 10 years as a paralegal for the Law Firm of Schiller and Adam P.A. . 

She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Metro State University and also has a Paralegal Degree.

Outside of work, Alissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She has a two year old that keeps her very busy.  Alissa also enjoys the outdoors in the warmer months with camping, hiking, and canoeing, cooking, and loves experimenting with new recipes. 

Mike Cross - Production Cell Lead
Mike began working at Northern in 2012, after a long career in the construction industry where he gained a variety of mechanical skill, as well as supervisory experience. Mike was the lead assembly person on our new 5400 pump project, and was instrumental in its success.

When Mike is not assembling and testing Northern Pumps, he enjoys hunting and fishing, and watching his kids sporting events.

Chad Talmadge - Assembly Technician
Like Mike, Chad spent most of his working career in the construction industry before coming to Northern Pump in 2012. Chad brings a high level of mechanical aptitude to the assembly and testing of Northern Pumps. He is also capable of doing some machining of parts when needed. His versatility has been a great fit for Northern.

When Chad is not up in Grantsburg working on pumps, he enjoys hunting and fishing, as well as collecting old guns. He also enjoys spending time with his kids and family.