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Jessica Parrish

Cost Estimator

Jessica Parrish moved into the Cost Estimating role in November 2021. Jessica was already a member of the sales team, prior to accepting the cost estimating position she was the Business Development Specialist. As a Cost Estimator, Jessica interprets drawings and specifications, builds heat treat processes, and issues quotations. Jessica joined Al-Fe Heat Treating in June 2014.

Glenn Whitaker

Cost Estimator

Glenn Whitaker has been Cost Estimator for Premier Thermal since January of 2000. Glenn works with our customers on all quotation requests to gather the information required for supplying pricing based on our customer’s needs. With comprehensive knowledge of steel heat treating and industry specifications, Glenn also serves as a technical resource for Premier Thermal. Glenn has been with the company for 34 years. Prior to his role as Cost Estimator, Glenn was Production Manager for 10 years.

Bryan Gerber

Regional Sales Manager : Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Tennessee

Bryan Gerber joined Premier Thermal as Regional Sales Manager as part of the Al-Fe acquisition in October 2018. Bryan is responsible for sales growth, managing customer base, and customer service within the Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Tennessee region. Prior to the Al-Fe acquisition, Bryan was a Sales Representative for Al-Fe Heat Treating, starting with the company in February 2017. Bryan moved into sales in 2010 working in the manufacturing and software industries. Prior to working in manufacturing and software, Bryan worked for FedEx as a Regional Quality and Service Manager, and Facility Service Manager. Bryan graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Business Marketing.

Mark Bergel

Sales Manager : Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ontario

Mark Bergel joined Premier Thermal as Upper Midwest Regional Sales Manager in late 2019. Mark is responsible for sales growth in Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ontario. Mark brings over 30 years of sales and sales management experience. Starting in the mid 1980’s selling replacement machine tool parts and growing that business significantly, Mark moved onto manufacturing sales at Webster Industries. This experience led to the building of a multi person, multi million dollar manufacturers’ representative agency. Mark returned to mechanical sales and troubleshooting in 2007 at BDI, working at first regionally, then nationally and finally globally prior to becoming a Branch Manager. Mark is a current member of the ASME B29 Chain committee. Mark is a Michigan State graduate with a degree in Communications.

Construction/Heavy Equipment

Construction/Heavy Equipment

End Users Include

  • Caterpillar
  • John Deere
  • Timken

Typical Applications

  • Bulldozers
  • Cranes
  • Excavators
  • Mixers
  • Graders
  • Trenchers
  • Loaders
Material Handling

Material Handling

Typical Applications

  • Automated Guided Vehicles
  • Conveyors
  • Cranes
  • Forklifts
  • Hydraulic Lifts

Medical Equipment

End Users Include

  • GE
  • Stryker

Typical Applications

  • Dentistry
  • Medical furniture
  • Surgical equipment
Heavy Truck

Heavy Truck (Class 8)

End Users Include

  • Meritor
  • Volvo

Typical Applications

  • Brake Systems
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Hitch
  • Powertrain Systems
  • Steering Systems
Defense

Military/Defense

End Users Include

  • Bell
  • Boeing
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Sikorsky

Typical Applications

  • Firearms
  • Missile Systems
  • Aircraft Components
  • Avionics
  • Naval Systems
  • Ground Support Vehicles
  • Space
  • Manned Aerial Vehicle
  • Armament Systems
  • All Terrain Vehicles

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Railway

Railway

Typical Applications

  • Brake Systems
  • Engine Systems
  • Hitch Systems
  • Ramp Systems
  • Turbo Systems
Recreational Equipment

Recreational Equipment

Typical Applications

  • Engine Systems
  • Cylinder Rods
  • Suspension Systems
  • Transmission Systems
Mobile equipment

Mobile Equipment

End Users Include

  • Caterpillar
  • BOSS

Typical Applications

  • Graders
  • Haulers
  • Refuse Trucks
  • Salt Trucks
  • Snow Plows
Energy

Energy

End Users Include

  • FMC
  • GE

Typical Applications

  • Fracking
  • Gas and Oil
  • Seismic Imagining
  • Solar
  • Wind Turbine
Agriculture

Agriculture

End Users Include

  • CAT
  • John Deere

Typical Applications

  • Drill Equipment
  • Harvesters
  • Hay & Forage Equipment
  • Irrigation & Crop Processing Equipment
  • Planting Equipment
  • Spraying Equipment
  • Tractors

Marine

End Users Include

  • Mercury Marine
  • Seakeeper

Typical Applications

  • Anchor Systems
  • Engine Systems
  • Cylinder Rods
  • Propeller Systems
Aerospace

Aerospace

End Users Include

  • Bell Helicopter
  • Boeing
  • Honeywell
  • Rolls-Royce
  • SpaceX
  • UTC Aerospace Systems

Typical Applications

  • Aircraft Body
  • Brake Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Engine Systems
  • Interior Cabin
  • Landing Gear
  • Propulsion Systems

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Auto

Automotive

End Users Include

  • FCA
  • Ford
  • GM
  • Honda
  • Tesla
  • Toyota

Typical Applications

  • Brake Systems
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Powertrain Systems
  • Steering Systems