Jeff Messer of Messer Truck Equipment

Jeff Messer

President/Owner

In 2003, Jeffrey W. Messer, son of John P. Messer, grandson of John F. Messer, and great-grandson of Walter A. Messer, joined the company, becoming the fourth generation in the family business. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in Ocean Engineering, Jeff served in the U.S. Navy for five years as a Surface Warfare Officer and Nuclear Power Engineer before returning to Maine and the family business. He has worked in various areas of the business, including service, parts, and sales, in an effort to learn the business from the ground-up.

Kristin Blakeslee

Sales Manager

Kristin joined the team in early 2017 with over 10 years experience in Sales and Business Management.  Kristin began her career in the welding wire industry and has recently relocated to Portland, ME.  Outside of the office, Kristin is currently pursuing her MBA in Executive Management and enjoys spending time outdoors with her dogs.  

Mike Stimpson

Sales Representative, New Hampshire

Mike Stimpson joined the Messer team in 2017 with 23 years of experience in the truck equipment industry.  He covers the entire state of New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.  Mike started his career as an independent manufacturers sales representative with his father.  He lives in Manchester, NH, enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his twin daughters.

Bob Tardiff

Sales Representative, Southern Maine

Bob has worked at Messer Truck Equipment for over 36 years, working on the shop floor as a refrigeration mechanic from 1980 to 1994 and then transitioning to the sales department. Bob loves spending time with his four grandchildren, enjoys camping and bass fishing in the summer. He is a fan of all New England sports teams and spends free time working on his old Mustangs. He also spends many nights relaxing with his wife by an outside fire. He also loves the outdoors and time spent hunting in the fall and ice fishing in the winter.

Anthony Pomerleau

Sales Representative, Central Maine

In 2012, Anthony started working on our parts counter and then transitioned into our sales department. Anthony came to us from Fisher Snowplows where he was a welder, fabricator, painter, and general "jack of all trades." Anthony enjoys motocross racing and just about anything to do with motorsports. He lives in Windham with his wife and two boys.  

Steve Taylor

Sales Representative, Northern Maine

Steve joined the team in 2016 with over 30 years experience in the truck equipment industry with experience in engineering, operations management, sales and marketing. Steve began his career at Fisher Snowplows, has worked in managing engineering, operations and production in the industry. He has recently relocated to the Portland area, is married and has 4 children and 6 grandchildren in Maine. 

Donna Paul

Sales Administrator / Inside Sales Representative

As a long time Messer team member (nearly 20 years), Donna has fulfilled many roles. She is currently the backbone of the Sales Department, ensuring the smooth flow of information between our customers and installation technicians. Outside of work, she enjoys camping, boating, snowmobiling and Jimmy Buffett concerts. She lives in beautiful Naples with her husband and golden retriever, Riley.

Cullen Martin

Operations Manager

Cullen joined Messer Truck Equipment in 2016. He began his career in large scale retail logistics, before working as an Operations Leader at a biochemical refinery. He joins us after several years of running his own business consulting firm, where he helped pioneer the concept of Immersive Consulting. Cullen was born in Maine, but grew up on the West Coast. He enjoys outdoor activities, sailing, and motorcycles.

Ray Thombs

Branch Manager, Messer Petroleum Equipment

Ray Thombs joined the company January 2016. Ray has stewarded numerous leadership roles prior to joining Messer Petroleum Equipment. He has hands-on experience in the civil engineering fields and in the automotive industry. He has served as president of four different non-profit organizations over the past 19 years. Ray is an active duty veteran and plans to retire from the Air National Guard in a few years. He has been married for 28 years to his 7th grade sweetheart and they have three children. At his core, he is a people developer and loves leadership opportunities. If you see him around ask him about his short stint as a performer on the big music stage.