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American Pressure Inc.


Becky Hagemann – Owner and President

Becky was raised on her family’s farm near the town of Howard Lake, where she and her husband Gary still reside. After studying business at St. Cloud Business College she went on to work for the YMCA in New York and in Minneapolis as office manager. She with her husband owned and operated a clothing and variety story for over a decade. Becky then came to work for American Pressure in 1994 as a book keeper and receptionist. One of her favorite things to do at work is bake a homemade dessert for each employee’s birthday. Becky takes pride in American Pressure’s ability to provide quality equipment and customer service.

Gary Hagemann – Owner and Service Manager

Gary was raised on his family’s dairy farm by Fort Ripley. Gary spent time selling upscale men’s clothing before working in the wholesale mill work industry in accounting and sales. He with his wife owned and operated a clothing and variety store for over a decade. He came to work for American Pressure as salesman in 1989, and began managing the company in 1991. One of the attributes of
American Pressure that Gary takes pride in is the large amount of satisfied customers. He enjoys solving unique applications from customers as well as talking to customers he has known for decades.

Dave Peterson – Sale Manager

Dave grew up in South Dakota, and after graduating with a B.A. In mass communications from USD he founded Midwest Cleaning Equipment of Sioux Falls in 1993 with his father. In 2002 he went to work managing Hotsy and Landa stores in Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky. Dave came to American Pressure in 2006 and has been a great asset to American Pressure and its customers. He currently resides in Buffalo with his wife and children. Dave is proud that American Pressure provides quick and friendly service at a great value. One of Dave’s favorite things to do is demonstrate equipment to clients so they get the right product for their needs. Dave gets consistent national recognition as one of only a few Diamond Landa Legends.

Ben Hagemann – Purchasing Manager

Ben was raised in Howard Lake and went on to earn a B.S degree from the U of M. He was hired by American Pressure in 1996. He resides by Hanover with his wife and children. Ben is proud that American Pressure maintains a large inventory that allows customers to get what they need, when theyneed it. One of his favorite tasks is developing custom solution for a pressure washer application. Ben has been the only distributor member on the STP panel for UL1776 and has served on that board, which developed and oversees the safety standard for pressure washers since 2004.

Dave Ramstad – Lead Inside System Technician

Dave grew up on his family’s farm near Bemidji. He joined the Air Force and made Staff Sergeant. He has managed a Holiday gas station, worked at a variety of machine shops. He also owned and operated a photography business with his wife. He has been with American Pressure since 2001. He enjoys repairing the machines and getting them back to the customers. One of the things he likes about American Pressure is how hard we work to get customers’ pressure washers repaired quickly.

Bill Petersen – Lead Outside System Technician

Bill grew up in Minnesota and worked in construction and owned his own siding company. He an ASE certified mechanic with a low voltage electrical certification. Bill began at American Pressure in 2009. He is glad that American Pressure treats its customers and employees very fairly. Bill enjoys retrofitting machines to fit customers applications even better.

Marcy Peterson – Receptionist and Inventory Control

Marcy grew up in South Dakota and went on to earn a B.S. Degree in economics from SDSU. She has worked in the insurance and mortgage industries. She has been with American Pressure since 2006. One thing Marcy noted was that American Pressure has more happy customers than any other place she has worked. She enjoys Christmas decorating and the holiday season and interaction with fellow employees.