Since 1953, AM Equipment has built its reputation on engineering high-quality specialty wiper systems made right here in the USA. Over the last 70 years, our expertise has expanded far beyond windshield wipers. With innovative designs, superior quality, and quick turnaround times, we work directly with manufacturers to create robust and reliable motion control solutions that help solve their unique problems.
While we’re proud to call small town Jefferson, Oregon home, we’re a worldwide supplier of motion products for a wide range of applications, from sliding doors and lift gates to dairy feeders and solar positioning.
AM Equipment exists to help the world move more safely, easily, and efficiently. With a focus on relentless innovation, unmatched quality, and remarkable service, our mission is to deliver industry-leading motion control solutions that help transform the way our customers do business.
While our history and expertise are rooted in developing specialty, high-quality wiper systems, our future will be defined by designing motion control solutions that set the industry standard across a wide range of applications. When future customers need help solving complex motion control problems, they’ll think of AM Equipment first.
At AM Equipment, we believe that we are only as strong as the people who make our company. To that end, we strive to be a company that reflects the diversity of our community and embraces a culture of inclusiveness – where our members are respected for who they are so that everyone can perform at their very best. We work together so that our diverse perspectives, skills, and experiences create the best solutions for our customers. Rooted in our history and our values, AM Equipment is committed to creating a workplace where every customer and employee is welcome, respected, valued, and able to be themselves.
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As the CEO of AM Equipment, Paul is responsible for driving the overall growth and performance of the company. Forward thinking, collaborative, and inclusive, he believes that exceptional solutions are the result of empowered teams who have a passion for deeply understanding the needs of their customers and creating products and services that exceed their expectations.
Before joining AM Equipment, Paul spent over 25 years in corporate strategy, business development and product innovation, leading B2B and B2C businesses in the USA, Europe, and Asia.
Outside of work, he is an avid cyclist, music fan, and enjoys travel with his family. Paul is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) and a Masters in Education from Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH).
Victor Bannikov is the Chief Financial Officer, responsible for all the company’s financial functions, including accounting, audit, treasury, and corporate finance.
From Victor’s vantage point of all of AM Equipment’s operations, he is the perfect expert in business system integration. He enjoys navigating complex transactions and playing a pivotal role in seamless integration of many companies, both foreign and domestic.
Beyond his involvement in finance and accounting, Victor embraces an active lifestyle and is constantly seeking new skills to acquire. He finds solace in reading, cherishes quality time spent with his family, and is an Air Force veteran. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics from Penn State (University Park, PA) and a Bachelor’s degree in Management/Accounting from Park University (Parkville, MO).
Shauna Martin is the Operations and Customer Assurance Manager, responsible for manufacturing operations and customer relations.
Shauna has participated in the evolution of AM Equipment for 19 years, starting out on the production floor, then customer engagement with installation advisement, technical assistance, and sales, to now as leader of our world class manufacturing facility. She is passionate about building efficiency into systems and processes, converting the complex to simple and manageable, being the voice of the customer on the production floor, and professionally developing her teammates.
A homegrown Pacific Northwesterner, outside of work, you will find Shauna and family out on the water, or the woods – rain or shine. Shauna holds certificates in Lean Manufacturing Implementation (EVLA), the Toyota Way, and Lean Principles.
Paul J. Clark is the Product Manager, responsible for aligning customer input with new product development, marketing, and sales.
Paul believes that great products are born out of fully understanding customer needs, then combining technical expertise and creativity. In addition to managing the product portfolio, he coordinates our market research and sales marketing operations.
Outside of work, Paul enjoys teaching his two daughters the wonders of nature, mountain bike riding, and designing his dream home. Paul holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY), a BFA in Industrial Design, College for Creative Studies (Detroit, MI), and an MBA from University of Oregon (Eugene, OR).
Andrew Schliebe is the Engineering Manager, responsible for overseeing the technical details of AM Equipment’s product application, in-house test lab, and international supply chain.
Andrew joined AM Equipment after graduating from Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) with his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. …(professional passion statement)… In 2022 Andrew completed the Stanford LEAD program. Andrew also holds a Certified Motion Control Professional certificate from Motion Control and Motor Association (MCMA).
In his free time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 boys, going fishing, trap shooting, and tending to their farm where they raise beef, pork, chickens, rabbits, and harvest hay in the summer.
Rob Rugh, P.E., P.M.P. is the Research and Development Manager, overseeing new product development and product innovation.
Rob has been with AM Equipment for over 10 years, implementing a fully featured new product development process that has brought numerous product lines to the Market. Rob engages the whole new product ecosystem, working closely with the Sales and Marketing team to generate product requirements, converting those requirements in new concepts for customer review, and ultimately into the technical documents and supply chain systems needed to manufacture the new offerings.
Outside of work, Rob enjoys hiking, riding ATVs, and spelunking (exploring caves), while spending time with his wife, Michelle, and his daughters, Hailey and Kylie. Rob also enjoys woodworking, populating much of his home with furniture he has built himself. Rob holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon Institute of Technology (Klamath Falls, OR). He is also a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Oregon and holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate.
Rafael Pantoja is the Business Development Manager, responsible for sales growth and project management with both national and international accounts. His customer engagement responsibilities outside of the United States include Central and South America and the Middle East.
Rafael loves a challenge, especially from customers that are trying to solve difficult problems. A strong believer in the power of problem-solving collaboration, he strives to bring all the stakeholders together, and is not shy about meeting new people. Starting at AM Equipment over 10 years ago, within the order fulfillment department, he has also been pivotal in providing customer support, quality control administration, and technical OEM installation support.
Outside of work, he enjoys helping his brother in the family roofing business and building things inside and outside of his home for his wife and daughter. Rafael holds an Associate Degree in Drafting and Design from ITT Technical Institute (Salem, OR).
Brian Maxwell is the Business Development Manager, responsible for sales growth and project management with national accounts.
Brian is passionate about building partnerships with our customers, based upon trust and integrity. His focus on customer engagement is on offering value-added solutions with the highest level of innovation and quality. Brian has over 30 years of experience in consultative sales, working closely with numerous industry leading OEMs in various markets.
Brian is based in South Bend, Indiana and keeps busy outside of work raising his two children, golfing, skiing, biking, and attending a variety of music festivals. Brian holds a BS in Industrial Management & Engineering from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN).
Vanessa Lee is the Customer Assurance Supervisor, responsible for our customer relations, sales order management and order fulfillment.
Vanessa especially enjoys engaging with customers, problem solving with them, and creating solutions from our array of product offerings. Vanessa started at AM Equipment on the production floor, 13 years ago, and has been with the Customer Assurance team since 2018.
A true Oregonian, all her life, she spends her free time with her teenage daughter shopping and critically reviewing movies. The whole family also loves to camp, fish, and care for all their pets. Vanessa has completed several courses on servant leadership, supervising, and lean manufacturing. Playing a critical role in our Kaizen events, and overall employee professional development.