Manufacturers' Representative for Water Resource Recovery & Water Treatment Companies
Front Row Left to Right: Jennifer Wagner, Jackie Duke
Back Row Left To Right: Randy Hamlett, Scott Kafka, Nathan Hunter
DECADES OF EXPERIENCE WITH A COMMON PHILOSOPHY: SUCCESS IS MEASURED BY OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE, PERSONAL INTEGRITY AND INDUSTRY LEADING TECHNOLOGIES
Following in his father Bruce Hamlett’s footsteps, Randy Hamlett (along with wife Sue), opened Hamlett Environmental Technologies in 1995. Their vision was to provide improved focus towards "process" equipment that is manufactured by leading wastewater and water treatment companies.
"After learning from the best (my father), I decided that my personal strengths and career interests favored the process engineering side of the market.” This new venture proved to be a good decision and just two years after forming the company, they were ready to expand and decided to hire Scott Kafka.
Scott Kafka joined Hamlett Environmental Technologies, leaving a project manager position with Aqua-Aerobic Systems. The fit was natural, and the Hamlett team enjoyed many years of success. As the needs of the Industry grew and changed over the years, Hamlett Environmental adapted as well, both in staffing and equipment solutions.
Jennifer Wagner was brought on in 2013 to work directly with facilities on projects, parts and service. Needs beyond the core process equipment were also realized and Hamlett began to represent complimentary equipment such as specialty pumps, chemical feed equipment, process valves and analyzers. Keeping sight on maintaining top notch customer support, Jackie Duke was hired in early 2018 to oversee Office Operations and Sales Support. Later, in mid-2019, Nathan Hunter was added to the team to increase facility level project support and service.
In 2019, after nearly 30 years in the business, Randy decided to initiate his succession strategy and the company was purchased by Scott Kafka and Jennifer Wagner. The Hamlett team looks forward to the future and continuing the tradition of excellence set forth by Randy, and earlier, his father Bruce.
Despite the initial steps towards retirement, Randy Hamlett continues working with consulting firms that are designing capital projects for municipal and industrial clients as well as assisting Municipalities on their in-house projects. Randy’s years of experience, out-of-the-box creative thinking, and ability to problem solve has allowed Hamlett Environmental to expand their offering and truly customize process solutions for their customers. He continues to provide invaluable mentoring, support, and guidance for the team at Hamlett on a daily basis and works diligently to continue the legacy his father started nearly half a century ago.
Shortly after Scott Kafka joined Hamlett Environmental Technologies in 1997, he acquired his Michigan Professional Engineering License, adding even greater technical strength to his already strong resume. Scott has a natural ability to look holistically at problems, develop thoughtful and innovative solutions, and always goes above and beyond for his customers. Scott focuses on capital design projects involving specialized process equipment as well as assisting municipal and industrial facilities across the state. Scott was promoted to President of Hamlett Environmental in 2019 and looks forward to leading the company in the years to come, while maintaining the core values held by generations before.
Jennifer Wagner joined the company in 2013, having experience in outside sales, project management and technical expertise in valves, pumps, and controls. She also represented the third generation from the Hamlett family in the Water Industry being that she is also Randy and Sue Hamlett’s daughter. Jennifer initially spent her time working directly with municipalities throughout Michigan to solve their water and wastewater process concerns. She has since expanded her role into also working on capital projects. Jennifer is the current Vice President of Hamlett Environmental and is boundlessly passionate about the water industry, her customers, and protecting the environment and public health.
Hamlett Environmental’s Office Manager, Jackie Duke, joined the company in early 2018. Her sense of urgency and attention to detail quickly made her an asset for project management and bookkeeping. Jackie manages the daily operation of the company, provides sales support on all orders and projects, and is the friendly voice you hear when you call into the office. Her accounting skills, organizational strengths, and desire to help our customers have allowed Hamlett Environmental to continue to provide excellent customer service and responsiveness.
Most recently in 2019, Nathan Hunter was brought on board to increase Hamlett’s ability to support our customers, especially at the local treatment facilities. He works directly with municipalities in water resource recovery, drinking water treatment, collection and distribution systems, lagoons as well as key distributor networks. Nathan brings with him years of experience as a water and wastewater Operator, currently holding his C & L2 licenses in wastewater treatment. His experiences as an Operator have given him a great foundation of process and operational knowledge. His enthusiasm, eagerness to learn and natural desire to help others have made him a great addition to the team.
Today, our team at Hamlett Environmental Technologies Co. is proud to continue the longstanding legacy of providing our customers with incomparable technical support and expertise. We are aligned with industry leading Manufacturers, many of which we’ve been working with since our doors opened in 1995. We are proud to provide the highest quality equipment and innovative process solutions for the water and wastewater market. With increasing demands and challenges out in the field, regulatory changes, and new technological innovations, it is a dynamic and exciting time in our field. We look forward to continuing to provide the solutions of today for the future.