History and Profile
Herrington PT LLC is a manufacturer’s representative sales agency specializing in electro/mechanical, rotary power transmission and motion control components. We operate exclusively as manufacturer’s contract sales agents and do not buy and/or resell under our name.
Al Herrington, who retired in December 2010, founded the agency in 1984 in Dousman, WI. In 1991, Al was joined by Dave Hanson who eventually took ownership on January 1, 1996. Dave led the company towards success until his untimely passing in June of 2011. Brad Hofmeyer, who had been with the company since 2008 took ownership in 2011 forming Herrington PT.
Brad is a graduate of Northwestern with degrees in marketing and finance and has over 20 years of sales management and operations experience with manufacturers. Brad also possesses the distinctive professional CPMR designation (Certified Professional Manufacturer’s Representative) which is an executive education program for top performing rep firm owners and managers.
Herrington PT currently employs five (5) sales specialists and two (2) inside support members at two Wisconsin locations. The corporate headquarters is in Manitowoc with an auxiliary office located in Delafield. Four of our sales staff are CSP (Certified Sales Professional) designated.
Today, our primary sales territory covers Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, and Northern Illinois, considered to be MANA districts #15 and #16. We currently represent nine (8) manufacturers with a focus on highly complimentary products.
We bring to the table knowledge of the territory, long-standing customer relationships and technical expertise. Herrington PT maintains a large database of over 5,000 companies and 500+ customers. Our customer mix consists of OEMs (60%) and industrial distributors (40%). Industries served include: food processing equipment, material handling (including conveyors and cranes), paper machinery, pumps, aggregate processing, agriculture equipment, mining and metal processing. Our expertise in gearboxes and gearmotors ranges from 1/6th HP to 6 million inch-pound industrial drives. Our experience in power transmission includes: engineered class, conveyor, and all types of chain; couplings; bearings, including rolling element and precision plain types; as well as, A/C motors, linear shafts and bearings, and large brakes.
Our success stems from consistently exhibiting professionalism, diligent follow up and customer care, and uncompromising standards of integrity. We manage the sales process and communication with our principals using an integrated CRM based software, which includes proactive monthly reporting where new business opportunities (NBOs) are the focus along with mutually agreed upon Target Accounts. Value added services for our manufacturers include distributor management and registrations, market surveys, and strategic sales planning. We are members of both PTRA and MANA and fully support their respective codes of ethics along with CPMR and CSP. We are dedicated to guiding our business with Biblical principles as we serve our manufacturers and customers.
Please contact Brad Hofmeyer for further information and discussions.