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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 everybody 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/VP Marketing
  • Joined SJF: 1985

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Stafford Sterner - Owner/President/Sales & 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:
    MythBusters and The Walking Dead
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Rudy (yorkshire terrier)
  • Hobbies/Passtimes:
    Hunting, Fishing, Gold, Guns & 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:
    2 sons & 1 daughter, also 2 dogs
  • Hobbies/Passtimes:
    Hunting, Fishing & 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:
    Meggie (daughter), Katie (dauguter), Nick (son), Jessie (son) & Parker (dog)
  • Hobbies/Passtimes:
    Cooking, Golf
  • Anything Else?
    Work Hard, Love Life, Keep Family Close & 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 - Solutions Specialist


Eric Moen
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    IPC in Burnsville, MN (Selective Rack & 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/Passtimes:
    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 - Solutions Specialist


Jason Deiter
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    Pushback rack in Trinidad, Vertical Carousels to New Zeland, Shelving Modules for Honeywell, Designing and building various items when I used to work in the SJF Shop
  • Equipment Specialties:
    Pallet Rack, Carton Flow, Mezzanines, Carousels, Shelving, Cantilever, Conveyor, Lift Tables, Dock Equipment, Bins & Containers, Warehouse Design & 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 Hazzard, Hee-Haw
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    3 Children - Ellie, Alex and Chase. Alex is a Jack Russel Terrier but we consider him as one of our kids.
  • Hobbies/Passtimes:
    Play Guitar with my band(s), Sing, Write Music, Motorcycling, Snowmobiling, Camping w/the Family, Bicycling, Hunting, Firearms, Welding, Drawing, Home Design & 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 - 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 reccollect a favorite toy - being one of 7 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:
    Kastle (son) and Kwynn (daughter)
  • Hobbies/Passtimes:
    I enjoy my work and also teaching my children good work ethics, morals, values & the pleasures of a loving relationship w/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 - 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 Racecar
  • Last Book Read:
    A book about the Normandy invasion (can't remember the name)
  • Favorite TV Show:
    Harry's Lawn, NCIS, 2-1/2 Men, White Collar
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Brad, Brandon, John, Joshua (4 sons), 4 Grandkids, and 1 Dog (Bailee)
  • Hobbies/Passtimes:
    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 - 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:
    Remington (son)
  • Hobbies/Passtimes:
    Reading, Movies, Travel

Contact Rhonda

Phone: 320-485-4968

Email: rremenhrjr@sjf.com

Rhonda Remer on LinkedIn

James Sinz

James Sinz

  • Position: Sales
  • Joined SJF: 2014

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James Sinz - Solutions Specialist


James Sinz
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    Forklifts and Pallet Racking
  • Equipment Specialties:
    Most warehouse equipment.
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    Baseball Bat & Glove
  • Last Book Read:
    Lower Your Golf Score
  • Favorite TV Show:
    Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, Sports
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Garrett, Luke (sons), Ella, Kylie, Katie (daughters), Kaci (wife)
  • Hobbies/Passtimes:
    Family Activities, Boating, Camping, Snowmobiling, Golf, Vikings Football Games

Contact James

Phone: 320-485-4962

Email: jsinz@sjf.com

Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore

  • Position: Sales
  • Joined SJF: 2014

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Thomas Moore - Solutions Specialist


Thomas 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, Cat - Ghost
  • Hobbies/Passtimes:
    In the spring and summer you will find me in my 17' 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 Thomas

Phone: 320-485-4969

Email: tmoore@sjf.com

Eric Thovson

Eric Thovson

  • Position: Sales
  • Joined SJF: 2014

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Eric Thovson - 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 (13), Son - Dane (9), Dog (West Highland Terrier) - Izzy (6)
  • Hobbies/Passtimes:
    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.
  • Equipment 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:
    Olivia (daughter), Chad (son), Riley (goldfish)
  • Hobbies/Passtimes:
    Golfing, Fishing
  • Anything Else?
    I have a bachelor of science 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.
  • Equipment 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:
    Lucas (son) & Cecelia (daughter), Chloe, Roscoe & Mercedes (dogs), Professor Zippy Oinkelstein (pig), Shaniqua-Laquita (rat)
  • Hobbies/Passtimes:
    Garden, Read, Play Outside w/my kids, Ride the Motorcycle, and I love cooking (NOT BAKING)

Contact Lori

Phone: 320-485-4949

Email: lbachel@sjf.nomswcom

 

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 & 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:
    Callen (son) and another on the way!
  • Hobbies/Passtimes:
    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:
    Lego
  • Favorite TV Show:
    It's Always Sunny in Philedelphia
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    None
  • Hobbies/Passtimes:
    Fishing, Hunting

Contact Sam

Phone: 320-485-4970

Email: samsternkaodiber@sjf.com

Sam Sterner on LinkedIn

 
 

Marketing/Web Development

Kent Powell

Kent Powell

  • Position: Webmaster/Mktg. Asst
  • Joined SJF: 2000

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Kent Powell - Webmaster, Marketing Assistant


Kent Powell
  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    Updating Website from static HTML to use a LAMP Stack and JQuery (ongoing)
  • Equipment Specialties:
    Computers, Software, Camera
  • Favorite Childhood Toy:
    Lego
  • Last Book Read:
    Wool by Hugh Howey
  • Favorite TV Show:
    Deadliest Catch, The Big Bang Theory, Top Gear (Brittish Version - US version Sucks!)
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Riddley (son), Kylee (daughter)
  • Hobbies/Passtimes:
    Brewing Beer, Reading, Programming, Yard Work, Home Improvement
  • Anything Else?
    "Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life. Nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is better than your knowledge." * Isaac Asimov

Contact Kent

Phone: 320-485-4947

Email: kpntwkposapewell@swnctejf.com

Kent Powell on LinkedIn