Hexis – Professional Representation for the Industrial Manufacturer

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Hexis began because our owner, Andrew Skoog, recognized the need for reps who cared enough to learn about the products they were selling; and who answered their phones. Over the years we’ve continued to grow and add to the Hexis family, becoming one of the largest independent manufacturers Sales representative firms in the Midwest.

We are pleased to introduce you to our Hexis family:

I have 30+ years in machine trades; 3 years machine trades schooling; 12 years Die/Mold Making; 8 years Sales/Applications Engineer and 6 years as an Independent Technical Sale Representative.

I started Hexis Reps in 2010 because I saw the need for trusted reps who cared enough to learn about the products they were selling; and who answered their phones.

My team and I assist clients in developing lean manufacturing practices, particularly in setup reduction and HPM practices. One of the greatest opportunities for process improvement is to make setups easier, faster and more predictable.

I enjoy really getting to know people and helping to solve their problems. It’s rewarding to know we’re our clients’ go-to source that comes through with the right solutions.

Family is big priority for me, and I have a big family with 9 kids and an amazing wife who home schools them. Life is an adventure for us all.

Andrew Skoog, President
I’ve been in manufacturing for 24 years. 15 years of CNC machining, and 9 years in sales as a direct rep for Ingersoll (5 yrs) and an independent rep for Hexis (4 yrs). All 9 years I’ve been selling tooling and accessories for the greater Twin Cities manufacturing sector.

I have an Associate’s degree in Tool and Die.

I’ve primarily spent all 15 years setting up, programming, operating and training others how to run multi-axis CNC lathes as a CNC machinist. With Hexis, I’m selling to shops that focus on Milling, Turning, and Swiss machining.

I love seeing the direct benefits of the time and effort we sales reps put in with the entire chain of people within our manufacturers and distributors, when helping a customer reduce cycle time and/or save money. It’s why I do what I do!

I’ve been married for 13 years and have 3 children that range in years from 15 to 8. I play the trumpet- when nobody is home that can’t stand the volume. I play golf, just starting to learn the guitar, and help coach my 12 year-old son’s basketball team. Not much free time in my house!

Chris Palm, Sales Engineer
I went to school at Hennepin Tech Center 1982-1983 for machining.

Worked in variety of small and large machine shops as a machinist until 2004 when I started a machine shop, we were into the gun market mostly AR style rifles.

Throughout my career I worked on both manual and CNC mills and lathes.

I sold my shop in 2016, and went into sales and sold CNC Equipment for 1 year. then I started working for Hexis Manufacture Representation in August of 2018 as a sales engineer.

The best part of my job is getting involved in the customers projects and helping them make better products faster.

I live in Dayton Mn, I am married and have two sons, one is 15 and one is 20. I play some golf and racquetball.

Mike Harff, Sales Engineer
I’ve been involved in manufacturing full time since 1997.

Graduated from Winona Technical College with a Tool and Die degree in 1999.

I specialize in custom tools, tough materials, non standard applications and productivity gains for end users.

I’m passionate about creating winning situations for customers that keeps work in the US and even creates some in-sourcing.

When not working I enjoy music events with my family, recording my own music, and competition waterskiing.

Cody Papenfus, Territory Manager

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