John (Jack) M. Shank was a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Ohio State University and an Air Force Officer during World War II. He went on to work for A.O. Smith Company, Honeywell, and Donaldson in various sales and engineering positions prior founding Shank Power Products in 1955. Jack’s expectations for excellence in sales and engineering abilities combined with strong ethics and professionalism remains an integral part of the organization.
Shank Power Products is staffed with talented sales engineers having backgrounds in the power transmission, agricultural, industrial, and construction machinery industries. Our work experience ranges from design engineering and technical sales to engineering management positions. Shank Power Products adds value by assisting our customers in solving design and application challenges. The companies we represent supply high quality, engineered components to the O.E.M. on/off-highway mobile equipment, industrial, agriculture, military, forestry, fire and rescue, and power generation markets.
For over 55 years Shank Power Products has provided the Upper Midwest with professional product and application assistance. Our services are available in the following regions*: Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Northern Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and the Province of Manitoba, Canada. Also included are the Kansas City and St. Joseph metro areas of Missouri.
Sales Territoryof each Representative
Look over the map and you will find the sales rep that is in your area!
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. The four of us are the owners and operators of this business that has been running for over 60 years!
Neil joined Shank Power Products in 2008. He spent 5 years at Pierce Manufacturing where he held the position of Director – Product Engineering. Prior to that, he held a variety of engineering positions including 7 years at Oshkosh Truck Corporation, 5 years at Cat Forestry, and 2 years at Peterbilt.
Jeff joined Shank Power Products in 2004. Jeff spent 14 years with NMC-Wollard, where he was the Engineering Manager. He also spent over 9 years with Oshkosh Truck in Oshkosh, Wisconsin designing Off-Highway trucks for construction, military, and airport crash/fire and rescue markets.
Doug has been with Shank Power Products since 1993. His prior experience includes 5 years in outside sales for a manufacturers’ rep agency in the mechanical power transmission field, and 5 years in the sales force of the Durst Division of Regal Beloit.
Kurt joined Shank Power Products in 2005. During the previous 13 years, Kurt was National Sales Manager for Phillips and Temro Industries managing the Industrial Representative and Distributor organization in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Kurt spent 5 years at Watlow Electric’s World Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri working in Application Engineering, Inside Sales Support, and Product Management.