Meet Our Team

  • Derek Mapes

    Branch Manager

    Derek is the Hammond Division Branch Manager. He is married and has two children. Outside of work, Derek enjoys sports and trips to the family cabin.

  • Jeff Ward

    Customer Service Representative

    Jeff is a member of the Hammond customer service team. He has worked at the company since 1987. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys the outdoors.

  • Tim Rettke

    Customer Service Representative

    Tim is in Customer Service and loves to hunt. He has a standard poodle, Bailey, who loves to keep everyone company at the office. Bailey is everyone's favorite co-worker.


  • Jeff "JD" Denker

    Customer Service Representative

    Jeff is in Customer Service and has been with Hammond for 40 years. He loves his co-workers and customers. Jeff also loves music, golf and cars.

  • Jon Born

    Counter Sales

    Jon works in Counter Sales and is a resident of St. Paul. He likes to work in his yard and bike.

  • Craig Hammond

    Sales Engineer

    Craig is a Sales Engineer and has been with Hammond for 30 years. He is married with two sons, Ben and Nick, who are both in college. He loves anything related to the outdoors, including hunting and fishing.


  • Dave Malrick

    Applications Engineer

    Dave is a senior member of the sales team. With more than 40 years of service at Hammond, he possess a wealth of cutting tool knowledge. He knows a few things because he's seen a few things.

  • Nick Szenay

    Sales Engineer

    Nick is a Sales Engineer and has been in the machining industry for 36 years. He is married with two kids and lives on a beautiful farm in Wisconsin. Nick loves horseback riding, hunting, and fishing.

  • Brad Meehan

    Sales Engineer

    Brad is a Sales Engineer and has been with Hammond for 10 years. He is married and has a son and daughter. In his free time, Brad likes to hunt and watch his kids' activities.


  • Blake Fisher

    Sales Engineer

    Blake is a Hammond Sales Engineer. He is a graduate of Bemidji State University and is an amateur nature and wildlife photographer.

  • Matthew Blumke

    Warehouse

    Matthew works in the Hammond warehouse. He lives in White Bear Lake and enjoys playing video games, music and hanging out with friends.

  • Logan Barbeau

    Warehouse Lead

    Logan works as the Hammond Warehouse Lead. He enjoys hiking, traveling and is currently studying computer science.


  • Dale Haman

    Sales Engineer

    Dale is a Sales Engineer at Hammond. He has metalworking experience, having previously worked at a mold shop. Dale lives in Wadena and is a volunteer fireman.

  • Dale Ewasiuk

    Customer Service Representative

    Dale is a Customer Service Representative at Hammond. He has more than 30 years of distribution experience. In his spare time, Dale refs hockey.

  • John Munholland

    Customer Service Representative

    John is a Customer Service Representative at Hammond. He is an experienced machinist and tool crib attendant. Away from work, John enjoys skiing and biking.


  • Andrew Blumke

    Warehouse

    Andrew is a member of the Hammond warehouse crew. He has a pet cat, and away from work, Andrew enjoys camping and hiking.

  • Alicia Schroeder

    Receptionist

    Alicia is the Receptionist at Walter Hammond. She is married and has three young daughters. In her free time, Alicia enjoys spending time with her family, dirtbiking and reading books.