Champion For Industry Award

Meet Phil Lundman, our November 2019 Winner

Phil Lundman

Phil Lundman

President & CEO, Petersen Products 

Phil Lundman has always been involved in manufacturing; he was practically raised learning about Petersen Products, a family business since 1916, and its manufacturing processes. After returning from service in the U.S. Air Force, Lundman took over the family business and has continued to push the business toward new innovations ever since.

Over the last 50 years, he and his team have innovated new products and entered a variety of new markets, even innovating on the product originally patented by his grandfather in 1906 to compete in the increasingly challenging market. 

Focused on Giving Back to His Team and Community, Phil Lundman Wins Champion for Industry

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Under Lundman's leadership, Petersen Products pays up to 70% of the cost of tuition and books for its full-time employees and gives half its profits to charity annually. 

"The team is all we have to serve customers and their education helps us to increase competence in creating solutions. We are all about increasing our competence to create solutions for customers and fulfillment for employees," Lundman says. "We try to treat everyone with dignity... everyone can contribute in some unique way that we can and should esteem," Lundman says. 

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