Palmer Johnson Enterprises acquired Hamilton Engine Sales, a distributor of Deutz and Isuzu off-highway diesel-powered engines.
The acquisition strengthens Palmer Johnson’s national growth and diversification strategy in the off-highway equipment industry. Hamilton Engine Sales represents Isuzu in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Hawaii. Hamilton Engine Sales represents Deutz in Oregon and recently signed a distribution agreement adding western Washington and Alaska.
“Hamilton Engine brings an excellent reputation, great people, 60 years of expertise, and strong vendor partnerships to the Palmer Johnson family of companies,” said Craig Parsons, president of Palmer Johnson Power Systems. “Both companies are expanding service capacity throughout the Pacific Northwest; a co-location of operations and warehousing in Seattle will have a direct and immediate impact on both companies’ growth strategies.”
“I look forward to leading the experienced Hamilton Engine Sales team,” said Brad Lyons, new president of Hamilton Engine Sales. “Together, we can leverage both companies’ expertise to meet our growth goals in 2020. We see a bright future for growth of value-added products behind Deutz and Isuzu diesel engines, and are excited to be partnered with vendors that are leading in innovation. The industry is changing rapidly with alternative energy sources, and we believe having partners that are leading this change will help ensure our distribution and service business remains strong. This acquisition puts us in a position to support many aspects of the off-highway industry well into the future with product, service, and engineering.”
As part of the acquisition, Lyons, vice president of sales and service for Palmer Johnson Power Systems, will lead the newly acquired Hamilton Engine as president, with Andy Telford continuing as general manager. In addition, Parsons will become the CEO of Palmer Johnson Enterprises, and Craig Swenson will be promoted to president of Palmer Johnson Power Systems.