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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 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 & 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 Zeland, 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 Hazzard, 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 racecar
  • Last Book Read:
    A book about the Normandy invasion (can't remember the name)
  • Favorite TV Show:
    Harry's Lawn, NCIS, 2 ½ Men, White Collar
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    Sons Brad, Brandon, John and Joshua; four grandkids and 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 - 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

Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore

  • Position: Sales
  • Joined SJF: 2014

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Thomas Moore - Sales 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/Pastimes:
    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 - 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.
  • 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:
    Daughter Olivia, son Chad, and goldfish Riley
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    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:
    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

 

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/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:
    Legos
  • Favorite TV Show:
    It's Always Sunny in Philedelphia
  • Kids/Grandkids/Pets:
    None
  • Hobbies/Pastimes:
    Fishing, hunting

Contact Sam

Phone: 320-485-4970

Email: samsternkaodiber@sjf.com

Sam Sterner on LinkedIn

 
 

Marketing/Web Development

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Stafford Sterner

  • Position: Web Marketing
  • Joined SJF: 1984

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Stafford Sterner - Web Marketing


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  • Favorite Project(s) Worked On:
    Updating website from static HTML to use a LAMP stack and JQuery (ongoing)
  • Equipment Specialties:
    Software tools , Nikon and Leica photo equipment
  • 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
  • Anything Else?
    "I'm constantly doing the things other people don't want to do"

Contact Stafford

Phone: 320-485-4960

Email: kpntwkposapewell@swnctejf.com

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