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Kromer Co LLC

Kromer provides athletic field maintenance equipment that paints and grooms natural & synthetic turf for government to sports professionals.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Other
  • Location United States
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2008
  • Employees 9
  • Website kromerco.com

Company Summary

We design, manufacture, market and sell our versatile equipment to end users at school districts, colleges and universities, parks and recreation, professional and amatuer sports teams, stadiums and military bases in the US and Canada. We help provide safe, playable and attractive fields. Also we increase labor productivity and reduce operating costs for athletic venues and even help increase revenue streams by compressing time between events.

Team

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    Ronn Ponath
    President/Owner

    Graduate of the University of MN. Joined Tennant Co. in purchasing, customer service, sales, sales management, marketing, leasing, general management in the USA and abroad. Started consulting business after 34+ years and purchased Kromer to increase my challenges. Rebuilt Kromer from a dormant phase to a dynamic acknowledged leader with versatile, modern equipment by listening to customers and consultants. Expanded sales & marketing with gusto!

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    Ingo Werner
    General Manager

    Born, raised, and educated in Germany, with a BA in Finance. Joined Kromer Co. LLC in 2003, prior employers’ incl. three Fortune 500 companies: Akzo Nobel Chemicals, Pillsbury Company & General Mills. As the GM of Kromer Co. my responsibilities include Finance, Accounting, Prod. Mgmt, HR, Governmental Affairs, Marketing, and more. My strength incl. analytical & creative out of the box thinking, networking, problem solving, a positive attitude.

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    Troy Thunstrom
    Manufacturing & Plant Manager

    Coordinate projects inception to market. Integrate customer needs- Develop concept- Build CAD model- Prototype- Quality/durability test- Streamline build procedures, Coordinate outsourcing, Create associated build, operation, and parts manuals- Provide operational and procedural training- Create marketing materials, photos, video- develop web content-
    Growing our company, providing best customer support and relationships is my passion.

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    Nathan Bergquist
    Customer Service, Parts & Purchasing Mgr

    Dedicated to creating a relationship with customers providing the best service& support. Vendor & product research & negotiating best prices. Prior worked at Geospan Corp an advanced photogrammetric industry specializing in data management, processing & collection MSB for computer science to expand knowledge about computers, networking & the internet. Know how to do many jobs at the Kromer. Continuing to learn and help my company grow is my goal.

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    Brian Bergquist
    Engineer and Technical Service

    Providing customers with answers in service, troubleshooting, parts identification & ordering. Design, build and test custom options per customer requests. Strong background in operating & maintaining a wide range of equipment. Longest-term employee with historical knowledge & customer experience. Also working with vendors & customers in the development & improvement of our current & future product lines. Developing new tools for synthetic turf.

Advisors

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    William J. O'Brien
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Steven Barthe
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Craig and Julie-Ponath Whiting
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    Marvin and Peggy Johnson
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