The Golden Difference

Golden Equipment delivers. Golden suppliers build excellent equipment and, most importantly when you’re in the middle of a critical run, they provide support you can depend on. Jeff Golden knows his business, and he knows yours, too. He focuses on improving manufacturing processes by starting with the parts you need to make and the equipment you have on your shop floor.

Golden salespeople want to know what your goals are, how your process works today, and what you would like to see in productivity over the next four quarters, and beyond. Then they find the best new equipment to fit what you have and what you want to do. Service. Knowledge. Value. That’s the Golden Difference.

Meet the Sales Force

Jeffery Golden, President
Jeff began running his own plastics business in 1986, and has since led his sales team in meeting plastics needs for customers in the Midwest. Jeff has been regularly commended for his work in serving the plastics industry. Over the last sixteen years, he has won top sales awards for numerous suppliers, including Matsui America, which has named Jeff the top sales agent for eleven of the last twelve years.

Jeff has been in the plastics field since 1980, starting in the Thermal Care division of Midwesco, a large supplier of industrial chilling. While working in Thermal Care, he served as service manager, production coordinator, inside sales representative, and moved on to sales management. Before founding Golden Equipment, Jeff was co-partner of Equipment for Plastics, Inc.

Jeff is also trained in team building, leadership values, and the precision model process. Currently he is on the board of the Society of Plastics Engineering – Chicago Section.

Richard Genc, Sales Representative (IL)
Dick’s product knowledge includes sales experience for manufacturers of molding machines and extruders, barrels and screws, granulators and recycling systems, hot runner systems and components, resin conveying, blending, drying and storage systems. His past plastic industry positions were Sales Representative, Regional Manager, National Sales Manager, and Director of Sales. Dick’s prior experience includes the sales of pneumatic trash and linen conveying systems for hospitals throughout the United States and Canada.

Alan Levin, Sales Representative (WI)
With 20 plus years experience selling parts to various segments of the automotive aftermarket, Alan has joined the Golden team bringing his sales and relationship building skills to the plastics industry. As a former owner of a parts supply company Alan knows the importance of listening to the voice of the customer and providing solutions to their supply chain problems. Alan looks forward to offering his customers with solutions to their equipment and process needs.

Susan Saltvick, Sales Representative (MN)
With 20 years of professional and sales experience, Susan’s background includes retail customer service and work in the healthcare industry. A recent move to Minnesota allowed Susan to bring her extensive sales and customer service skills to Golden and the plastics industry.

In Memoriam:

Michael Shaw
Michael Wayne Shaw, a much-admired and long-time employee at Golden Equipment, suddenly passed away March 12, 2016.

Michael will be remembered for filling countless rooms with laughter and brightening the lives of those he touched with unparalleled compassion and unselfishness. Never lacking for friends, Michael’s outgoing nature and charming personality only heightened his ability to develop and improve relationships. He was caring, clever and will be thoroughly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Michael is survived by his beloved wife, Joanne, his parents, Rev. Ishmael and Kathleen Shaw, and his only brother, Kevin, along with scores of adored friends and extended family.

Golden Equipment sends its deepest condolences to Michael’s family and friends. He was a one-of-a-kind person and will be sorely missed.

Why clients choose us
Jeff knows his products. He doesn’t push unneeded equipment, and he also checks back periodically to make sure that everything is working as expected.

Engineering Support Specialist
Minnesota
I buy injection molding drying equipment from Jeff. The Matsui dryers are excellent. Jeff is knowledgeable about the product that he sells. Jeff is personable and listens well to concerns I may have.
Manager
Minnesota