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About SJF Material Handling

SJF Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide each SJF client, large or small, the personalized service, innovative products and tailor-made solutions they need to be more competitive than the competition and to assure each client of our relentless dedication to providing the equipment and services needed to make their business grow and prosper now and into the future.

The Employees of SJF

SJF is a family-owned company composed of many talented employees. Come meet our crew and learn a little about what makes everyone tick.

If you have any questions for any of the employees listed below, please use the provided contact information.

The Owners

Stafford Sterner

Stafford Sterner

  • Position: President/Web Marketing
  • Joined SJF: 1985

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Stafford Sterner – Owner/President/Sales Manager and Web Marketing


Stafford Sterner
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    Working with companies here in our home state of Minnesota
  • Equipment Specialties:
    Buying used equipment and liquidating entire warehouses
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    Red Rider BB Gun
  • Last Book Read:
    Patriots by James Wesley Rawles
  • Favorite TV Show:
    Oak Island, Redeye, Street Outlaws, Walking Dead
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Sully (Yorkshire terrier)
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    Running, fishing, target shooting my hand guns and Japanese gardening

Contact Stafford

Phone: 320.485.2824

Email: sstswdeerner@sjf.cvpkipom

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Frank Sterner

Frank Sterner

  • Position: COO/Project Mgmt
  • Joined SJF: 1979

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Frank Sterner – COO/Project Management


Frank Sterner
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    Penguin Publishing Book Return Center, Cross-dock sortation, carousel automation
  • Equipment Specialties:
    System integration of various types of equipment including ASRS, conveyors (package and unit load), racking/shelving, carousels
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    Hot Wheels
  • Last Book Read:
    Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • Favorite TV Show:
    Seinfeld
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Two sons and one daughter, as well as two dogs
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    Hunting, fishing and hiking

Contact Frank

Phone: 320.485.2824

Email: fsternzzwaer@sjf.com

Jim Sterner

Jim Sterner

  • Position: VP/Engineering
  • Joined SJF: 1989

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Jim Sterner – Vice President/Engineering


Jim Sterner
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    Fastenal Distribution Center in Denton, TX
  • Equipment Specialties:
    Automation systems
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    Sandbox
  • Last Book Read:
    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • Favorite TV Show:
    BBQ Pitmasters, Friends
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Two daughters Meggie and Katie, two sons Nick and Jessie, and dog Parker
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    Cooking, golf
  • Anything Else?
    Work hard, love life, keep family close and forget politics

Contact Jim

Phone: 320.485.2824

Email: jibhkcmsterner@sjf.com

Sales

Eric Moen

Eric Moen

  • Position: Sales
  • Joined SJF: 2011

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Eric Moen – Sales Solutions Specialist


Eric Moen
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    IPC in Burnsville, MN – selective rack and carton flow, MARCO in St. Cloud – selective rack system
  • Equipment Specialties:
    Forklifts, racking (all types)
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    Model rockets
  • Last Book Read:
    Last Man Standing by David Baldacci
  • Favorite TV Show:
    NCIS, Big Bang Theory
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    One dog, a black German Shepherd named Mollybear
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    Fishing, playing pool, card games

Contact Eric

Phone: 320.485.4963

Email: emoen@sjf.htcswcom

Eric Moen on LinkedIn

Jason Deiter

Jason Deiter

  • Position: Sales
  • Joined SJF: 1991

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Jason Deiter – Sales Solutions Specialist


Jason Deiter
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    Pushback rack in Trinidad, vertical carousels to New Zealand, shelving modules for Honeywell, designing and building various items when I worked in the SJF shop
  • Equipment Specialties:
    Pallet rack, carton flow, mezzanines, carousels, shelving, cantilever, conveyor, lift tables, dock equipment, bins and containers, warehouse design and layout
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    Electrical outlet
  • Last Book Read:
    A children's book I read to my kids. If I had more time, I would enjoy reading about music, world history or other non-fiction documentary-type books
  • Favorite TV Show:
    MacGyver, Dukes of Hazard, Hee-Haw
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Three children – Ellie, Alex and Chase. Alex is a Jack Russel Terrier but we consider him one of our kids
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    Playing guitar with my band(s), singing, writing music, motorcycling, snowmobiling, camping with the family, bicycling, hunting, firearms, welding, drawing, home design and building projects (DIY stuff)
  • Anything Else?
    My favorite color is blue and my father is my hero. Everything above is true except for the electrical outlet. The truth... it would have been a toss-up between a BB gun or a bicycle, though neither are really 'toys' in the strictest sense of the word.

Contact Jason

Phone: 320.485.4961

Email: jdeiter@sjf.cofgnwxvm

Jason Deiter on LinkedIn

Kendal Kalamaha

Kendal Kalamaha

  • Position: Sales
  • Joined SJF: 2007

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Kendal Kalamaha – Sales Solutions Specialist


Kendal Kalamaha
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    Custom wire baskets incorporated into a "poor-man's" pick module using wire decks, dividers and partitions
  • Equipment Specialties:
    Customized racking systems (push-back, drive-in, carton flow) and custom conveyor applications
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    I don't recollect a favorite toy. Being one of seven kids raised on the farm, we had little time to play
  • Last Book Read:
    Aftershock by David and Robert Wiedemer
  • Favorite TV Show:
    I don't watch television, but my favorite movie is Silverado
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Son Kastle and daughter Kwynn
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    I enjoy my work and also teaching my children good work ethics, morals, values and the pleasures of a loving relationship with family

Contact Kendal

Phone: 320.485.4966

Email: kkayhbjlbwugtamaha@sjemwif.com

Vance Haugen

Vance Haugen

  • Position: Sales
  • Joined SJF: 2007

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Vance Haugen – Sales Solutions Specialist


Vance Haugen
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    Working with a local Fleet Supply store on several warehouse projects
  • Equipment Specialties:
    Racking (all types), conveyor, carousels
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    Legend race car
  • Last Book Read:
    A book about the Normandy invasion (can't remember the name)
  • Favorite TV Show:
    Harry's Lawn, NCIS, 2½ Men, White Collar
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Sons Brad, Brandon, John and Joshua; four grandkids and dog Bailee
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    Golfing, bowling, pheasant hunting

Contact Vance

Phone: 320.485.4965

Email: vhaugotoogebdpafon@sjf.com

Vance Haugen on LinkedIn

Rhonda Remer

Rhonda Remer

  • Position: Sales
  • Joined SJF: 2006

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Rhonda Remer – Sales Solutions Specialist


Rhonda Remer
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    Borders Books Distribution Center liquidation
  • Equipment Specialties:
    New products in the online store
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    Easy Bake Oven
  • Last Book Read:
    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Favorite TV Show:
    House, Mike & Molly
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Son Remington
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    Reading, movies, travel

Contact Rhonda

Phone: 320.485.4968

Email: rremenhrjr@sjf.com

Rhonda Remer on LinkedIn

Tom Moore

Tom Moore

  • Position: Sales
  • Joined SJF: 2014

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Tom Moore – Sales Solutions Specialist


Tom Moore
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    None yet – I'm still learning the ropes
  • Equipment Specialties:
    Previous experience in skid loaders and compact mini skid loaders
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    Lincoln Logs
  • Last Book Read:
    Tell My Sons by Mark Weber
  • Favorite TV Show:
    Anything on the History Channel
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Black lab Mabel, yellow lab Junior and cat Ghost
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    In the spring and summer, you will find me in my 17-foot Lund Angler searching for walleyes. In the fall, I will be hunting with my labs in search of pheasants and waterfowl. In the winter, I will be enjoying a cocktail waiting for a walleye to bite in my True North wheel house.
  • Anything Else?
    I live on a 100-acre farm which I have converted to a Rotational Pasture Grazing System for my herd of Scottish Highland Cattle. The herd is currently at 24 head.

Contact Tom

Phone: 320.485.4969

Email: tmoore@sjf.com

Eric Thovson

Eric Thovson

  • Position: Sales
  • Joined SJF: 2014

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Eric Thovson – Sales Solutions Specialist


Eric Thovson
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    I enjoy working on solutions to fit all of my customers unique needs
  • Equipment Specialties:
    I just started, so not sure if I have developed a specialty, but if I had to choose one at this point I would say I prefer conveyors
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    Hot Wheels or BB gun
  • Last Book Read:
    The Must Have Customer
  • Favorite TV Show:
    The Blacklist
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Wife Rhonda (married 21 years), daughter Bella, son Dane, dog (West Highland Terrier) Izzy
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    Community volunteering, camping, traveling, boating, swimming, photography, golf and spending time with family
  • Anything Else?
    Graduate of St. Cloud State University (Planning & Zoning), 25 years of experience selling office equipment, electronics, advertising and automobiles. Excited to be part of the team at SJF!

Contact Eric

Phone: 320.485.4967

Email: ethovson@sjf.com

 
 

Finance/Accounting

Ed Salonek

Ed Salonek

  • Position: Controller
  • Joined SJF: 2006

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Ed Salonek – Controller


Ed Salonek
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    Intertech move (another company), year-end process, fastenal recap
  • Specialties:
    Coins, bills, accounting software
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    Tractor
  • Last Book Read:
    7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Favorite TV Show:
    Sons of Anarchy
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Daughter Olivia, son Chad and goldfish Riley
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    Golfing, fishing
  • Anything Else?
    I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Accounting and I'm in the process of earning my Masters in Business Administration

Contact Ed

Phone: 320.485.4950

Email: eoapqkasauyaqlonek@sjf.cowodqkm

Ed Salonek on LinkedIn

Lori Foster

Name: Lori Bachel

  • Position: Accounting Tech.
  • Joined SJF: 2009

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Lori Bachel – Accounting Tech.


Lori Bachel
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    Every time my team and I get a part of the yard inventoried, I get a kick out of seeing the equipment in inventory and then seeing the orders come in for that exact material. I enjoy seeing the "Purchase to Inventory to Sold" flow
  • Specialties:
    Credit cards, purchase orders, sales orders, etc.
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    My bike – to me it represented freedom
  • Last Book Read:
    The Ice Man, Confessions of a Contact Killer. Also Llama Llama Red Pajama
  • Favorite TV Show:
    Top Gear
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Son Lucas, daughter Cecelia, dogs Chloe, Roscoe and Mercedes, pig Professor Zippy Oinkelstein and rat Shaniqua-Laquita
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    Gardening, reading, playing outside with my kids, riding the motorcycle and I love cooking (BUT NOT BAKING)

Contact Lori

Phone: 320.485.4949

Email: lbachel@sjf.nomswcom

Nichole Storms

Nichole Storms

  • Position: Shipping Coord.
  • Joined SJF: 2014

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Nichole Storms – Account Shipping Coordinator


Nichole Storms
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    I haven't been here long enough yet to have a favorite
  • Specialties:
    Shipping
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    Shopping cart and cash register – I still like to shop!
  • Last Book Read:
    Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Favorite TV Show:
    American Horror Story
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Two sons, one daughter and a border collie named Foxy
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    Scrapbooking, reading and exercising

Contact Nichole

Phone: 320.485.4948

Email: nstorms@sjf.com

Engineering

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

  • Position: Engineer
  • Joined SJF: 2004

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Matt Johnson – Engineer


Matt Johnson
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    Thermal Transfer (a conveyor system), Mindware, Artic Cat
  • Equipment Specialties:
    Rack and conveyor systems
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    Hockey stick, RC cars/boats
  • Last Book Read:
    The Bourne Trilogy
  • Favorite TV Show:
    The Big Bang Theory
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Son Callen and another on the way!
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    Trout fishing, playing hockey, biking

Contact Matt

Phone: 320.485.4952

Email: mjohnson@sahxmijf.com

Matt Johnson on LinkedIn

 
 

Purchasing

Sam Sterner

Sam Sterner

  • Position: Lead Purchaser
  • Joined SJF: 2012

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Sam Sterner – Lead Purchaser


Sam Sterner
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    Border's Books liquidation
  • Equipment Specialties:
    Pallet racks, carousels
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    Legos
  • Favorite TV Show:
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    None
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    Fishing, hunting

Contact Sam

Phone: 320.485.4970

Email: samsternkaodiber@sjf.com

Sam Sterner on LinkedIn

 
 

Web Development/Marketing

Denise Rosenau

Denise Rosenau

  • Position: Web Developer
  • Joined SJF: 2015

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Denise Rosenau – Web Developer


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  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    Updating SJF's websites and photo updating
  • Specialties:
    Web-based anything in general, Photoshop, troubleshooting
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    My bike and Legos, but not together
  • Last Book Read:
    Dark Places by Gillian Flynn and Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech with my son Chase
  • Favorite TV Show:
    Walking Dead, Blacklist, Criminal Minds
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Husband Gregg, three sons – Mitch, Cam and Chase and three cats (that think they are the real owners of the house)
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    Reading, photo art, gardening/landscaping
  • Anything Else?
    I enjoy learning/trying new things and often find myself so focused on my "new project" that hours drift by without my realizing it.

Contact Denise

Phone: 320.485.4947

Email: drosenau@sjf.com

Denise Rosenau on LinkedIn