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Meet Our Trainers

When you partner with Parker for baghouse dust collection training, rest assured that you are learning from the industry’s top filtration specialists.

Mike Allen

Mike Allenmike.allen@parker.com
W: (816) 313-4716

Years in filtration:
33 years

Why are you passionate about this business?
This business continually challenges us with different problems that must be solved. Working through those problems and applying solutions is what energizes me daily.

Remarkable truth about yourself:
Growing up, based on circumstances not in my control, I had to work at an early age to support myself financially through high school and college. I was fortunate to have a successful college career in baseball. Both of these life experiences helped build a strong foundation that lead me to appreciate that both hard work and dedication brings happiness.

Additional information you want to share:
I enjoy keeping fit and experiencing new things. I am most proud of raising my children and having a happy wife of 33 years.

Germaine Fleming

Germaine Fleminggermaine.fleming@parker.com
W: (816) 313-4462

Years in filtration:
23 years

Why are you passionate about this business?
I really enjoy learning about different processes and how things are made. I enjoy the creative problem solving that the industry demands.

Remarkable truth about yourself:
I like to spend my free time exploring and traveling the world.

Theresa Ghisalberti

Theresa Ghisalbertitheresa.ghisalberti@parker.com
W: (816) 313-4704

Years in filtration:
19 years

Why are you passionate about this business?
The exciting part of this business is learning about multiple industries and how we can contribute to their successful operations. This business challenges you no matter how many years in the industry.

Remarkable truth about yourself:
I am what you would call a "sports mom". I love watching my kids grow in each sport and coaching my daughter's basketball team.

Jeff Ladwig

Jeffrey Ladwigjeffery.ladwig@parker.com
W: (816) 313-4433

Years in filtration:
18 years

Why are you passionate about this business?
The production facilities our customers operate are fascinating and I enjoy learning how your raw materials turn into finished products. Learning for us never stops as new challenges are presented every day. There's a great deal of satisfaction that comes from overcoming the unique filtration challenges presented to our team.

Remarkable truth about yourself:
I'm a father, enjoy exercising and traveling.

Larry Lammers

larry Lammerslarry.lammers@parker.com
W: (816) 313-4321

Years in filtration:
Over 25 years

Why are you passionate about this business?
My passion for the filtration business comes from the fact that our approach to serving our customers is to make their lives easier. Many times our solutions bring a payback to them financially as well. So if we are doing are jobs correctly, we don’t really sell anything to our clients. After we have completed our evaluation and presentation they demand our solutions.

Remarkable truth about yourself:
I have lived in three countries, am bilingual, and learned during my travels that one can live without running water and electricity most of the time.

Oscar Lijap

Oscar Lijaboscar.lijap@parker.com
W: (816) 672-9874

Years in filtration:
24 years

Why are you passionate about this business?
I love to solve air pollution problems in plants from smelter, carbon black, process, combustion, cement and others. It is a high reward to see a problem solved and helping the customers to increase production.

Remarkable truth about yourself:
Since I was a child I wanted to be an engineer. If I would not be working in filtration, I would like to be an astronaut. My first car was an orange Datsun. Very few people know that I am a swimmer.

John Rennockl

john.rennockl@parker.com
W: (816) 225-2579

Years in filtration:
30 years

Why are you passionate about this business?
I love the technical challenges and the relationships we build with our clients.

Remarkable truth about yourself:
I have a love for machines which continues with my hobby - sailing.

Tim Stark

Tim Starktim.stark@parker.com
W: (816) 313-4355

Years in filtration:
32 years

Why are you passionate about this business?
I have always been drawn to the myriad of applications that filtration is used for in every imaginable industry. That coupled with the BHA approach of solving problems and improving performance of filtration equipment.

Remarkable truth about yourself:
I'm a father, runner, soccer fan, and bad guitarist.

Felix Venegas

Felix Venegasfelix.venegas@parker.com
W: (913) 304-4464

Years in filtration:
35 years

Why are you passionate about this business?
With more than 35 years working as Sales Executive and Technical Advisor Engineer and four years in the Industrial Filtration market, I take care of all industrial filtration segments around Latin America.

My background in education includes Environmental Health and Occupational Safety plus a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering; both assist in finding optimal solutions for day to day problems in dust collection.

Remarkable truth about yourself:
Intensively traveling around the Caribbean and Latin America teaches me about different cultures and about diversity across countries. I have been able to create wonderful friendships with colleagues and customers.

"To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity."

Lee Wald

Lee Waldlee.wald@parker.com
W: (816) 313-4738

Years in filtration:
20 years

Why are you passionate about this business?
I've been with Parker for just over 20 years. I never thought I was making a career choice back in 1998, but it's been great. I love to help people understand and optimize their dust collectors. I, in return, get to learn all about how things are made and that never gets old.

Remarkable truth about yourself:
Some people might not think selling filters to be very glorious, but my first job was penning cattle at a sales barn in Wishek, ND. So, selling filters was a huge improvement over getting chased by bulls in -20 degree weather.

Coni Williams

Coni D. Williamsconi.williams@parker.com
W: (816) 313-4489

Years in filtration:
30 years

Expertise in air pollution control equipment, baghouses and ESP's for industries including energy, cement and food.

Neal Young

Neal Youngneal.young@parker.com
W: (816) 313-4708

Years in filtration:
8 years

Why are you passionate about this business?
The coolest part about the filtration business is seeing how our product plays a crucial role in the things that our customers make. Being able to come to your site to see, learn and understand the different processes and how your products are made makes every day a good day!

Remarkable truth about yourself:
Contrary to popular belief, my parents were not hippies.

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