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About Us


Our History

Schneider & Company is a Manufacturer’s Representative & Distributor specializing in the latest Technology Manufacturing Products in the areas of Assembly, Testing & Inspection and Automation.

Schneider & Company was founded in 1928 by Anthony “Tony” Schneider, who decided to leave his job as a tooling engineer at REO motors in Lansing, MI to start a tooling distributorship. In the early years, Schneider & Company distributed tooling for some of the largest and most established tooling companies. Over the years, tooling products evolved into gaging products which evolved into automation and assembly products.

In 2012 after narrowly surviving the 2009 “Manufacturing Tsunami” we decided to reinvent the company. We now focus on a few companies and Highest Technology/Newest Technology products in the areas of Robotics, Assembly, Testing and Inspection. We moved to Brighton, MI where we opened a Tech Center/Show Room and have equipment for demonstration, validation and education. We host many “hands on” Technology Seminars during the year on Robotics, NDT and Latest Fastening Technologies. Finally; and most importantly, we rededicated the companies purpose to combating the status quo in manufacturing by bringing our customers “Tomorrows Technology Today” and involving ourselves in activities which “Encourage Innovation” to help make manufacturing better for tomorrows engineers.

Schneider & Co Seminars

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Get to know our professionals.


Mark Schall

President
East- Central Michigan
810-845-6909
A graduate of Oakland University, Mark has been with Schneider for 40 years and in the manufacturing field for 45 years. Mark takes care of our daily financial operations and still does sales in his respected territory. In his free time Marks spends his time traveling in his RV or playing golf as much as he can.

Bernie Riske

Territory and Account Manager
West Michigan
269-615-3015
Bernie has 20 years of manufacturing experience and 30 years of sales. His favorite portion of his job is it allows him to be creative in all kinds of avenues. In his spare time, Bernie enjoys spending time with his grandkids and farming on his 3 acres of land in West Michigan.

Chris Nelson

Territory and Account Manager
Ohio, East Michigan
810-923-1926
A proud graduate of Michigan State University, Chris entered the field after several years in the banking industry. Having been with Schneider & Company since 2017, Chris enjoys that there are always new technologies, processes, and customer applications that can be learned.

Cam Bonner

Vice President
South East Michigan, Nothern Michigan
313-300-6059
A graduate of Michigan State University, Cam has been apart of the Schneider team for 34 years. Cam's favorite part about what he does working with innovative people and being a part of development and validation activities of new technologies for manufacturing. When Cam is not nose deep in Solidworks he is spending his time with his family and friends on the lake in Leeland, Mi. Where you can find him boating in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter

Austin Cain

Marketing Manager
JRT and In-House Products- North America
810-360-0596
A graduate of Oakland University, Austin has over 5 years of Marketing experience working in a wide range of industries from professional sports to the mortgages. His main goal is to create large ROI's through marketing for Schneider and It's partner companies. When not at work Austin spends his time playing golf in the summer and going to concerts all year round.

Lyall Beveridge

Engineering Intern
Robotic Specialist
810-360-0596
Coming to us from Sydney, Australia. Lyall has become a key team member the fast few months doing multiple design and builds for a few of our clients. When not interning here in the U.S, Lyall is studying Mechatronic Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of New South Wales. He is also an active member of the Australian Army, where he says he was trained to be the next James Bond.

Christie Konieczny, CPA, MBA

Financial
810-360-0596
Christie, is a part-time financial contractor for Schneider & Company. Her work is a key part in keeping our business moving at the pace we do.

Core Principals:

Schneider Company is committed to the process of Innovation in manufacturing. In manufacturing, there is a need for stable, reliable and tested processes but technology keeps advancing and there is a “shelf life” for doing things the way we have always done things. Innovation doesn’t happen accidentally, there needs to be a commitment to it and outside resources are a part of the process. We try and help this by making available technologies and also act as a conduit to experts we are connected to with even more resources to help validate new ideas and technologies.

…it doesn’t take great engineering to do something the same way…it takes great engineering to do the same thing a better way.

-Cam Bonner

Community Education

Schneider & Company strives to give back. We have many educational opportunities for companies and for students who are in the engineering and manufacturing field. We do monthly educational events revolving our different product lines. We also take an extra effort to reach out to different colleges in our area and offer special training classes for students.

Epson Seminar