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With a Tradition of Service, Our Team Makes the Difference

Management Team

ChrisChris Brown – President

Chris Brown is the president of Clayton Controls and is responsible for all aspects of the company's management. An eighteen-year veteran of Clayton, Chris has held many positions in sales and operations.

“When I started with Clayton, I immediately liked that it had a small company feel with big company expectations,” Chris said. “That is what makes Clayton such a unique company and sets the tone for our culture.” Chris is very involved in the company's day-to-day operations and works closely with customers and suppliers. “We have a great team of professionals who make it happen everyday for our customers,” he said. “That level of dedication and service is invaluable to our success and the success of our customers”.

JohnJohn Allard – Vice president

John Allard is the vice president of Clayton Controls and oversees the company's sales, technology support and marketing strategies.

“I've seen a lot of changes during my 23 years at Clayton but our company culture and customer relationships have remained the same,” said John. “Our focus is on serving our customers and putting together the right solution for their specific need.” John played a key role in delivering the company's electronic product lines and expanding their offering to customers.

MarshaMarsha Stachowiak – Controller

As Controller of Clayton Controls, Marsha is in charge of the financial statements, payroll, supervising the office accounting and warehouse staff. Marsha Stachowiak joined Clayton Controls in 1999 as Controller, and brought with her valuable experience that would help the company improve the efficiency of their financial operation. Marsha was looking for a new challenge and had confidence in Clayton's management team.

“My first thought of Clayton Controls was that it was a small company atmosphere that cared genuinely about their employees and their customers. I felt comfortable right from the beginning, and I was enthusiastic at the fact that I had challenges that were new to me and were going to make me grow not only in this position but as a person,” said Marsha.


Sales Team

ToddTodd Tomlinson – Business Development & Territory Manager

Todd has been involved with Industrial Automation throughout the southwest and west coast for over 20 years in distribution and system sales. Todd has worked with some of the largest companies in various industries, which include; cosmetics, packaging, food and dairy, water & waste water, aerospace, medical, biochemical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor & solar. By understanding the overall system, Todd is able to help you find the optimum solution from PC based controls, motion and robotics to sensors.

“I have worked with Clayton Controls for the past 15 plus years and always admired their relationships they develop with the customer. The new management team at Clayton Controls is dynamic and willing to explore the unknown as it relates to finding the need for the individual client rather than making all the decisions based on a consensus of an industry. Clayton Controls is a forward thinking company and we can’t wait to hear your ideas. Clayton Controls is a company with big ideas and an even bigger commitment to your success.”

KevinKevin Plummer – Inland Empire

Kevin has over 26 years experience creating solutions for customers using a consultative approach within a myriad of industries. A vast fluid power and motion control background, coupled with a complete supply chain understanding provides a foundation for identifying opportunities and developing results.

“Every customer has a unique requirement. Understanding these and focusing on satisfying their explicit needs creates value. Clayton Controls has a passion for delivering a value proposition to each and everyone of our customers, regardless of size. Clayton Controls forges relationships with our customers from the top down. Every individual within the organization is empowered, and expected, to do what is best for the customer while ensuring a mutually healthy relationship. The ownership of the company continually invests in providing the tools and resources required to completely satisfy our customers’ expectations. ”

KellyKelly Mada – Ventura, Santa Barbara and North  Los Angeles Counties

As a twenty year veteran at Clayton Controls, sales representative Kelly Mada feels the same as when she first started: excited to be a part of a great team.

“I enjoy working at Clayton for many reasons but there are two that make it a great environment. First of all, the technical aspect of the industry interested me and I also really liked that the company had a real team focus,” said Kelly. “Plus, everyone at Clayton plays a role in the future growth of the company. Being a part of that is a great opportunity.”

GeorgeGeorge Davis – North Orange County and South Los Angeles County

I have always felt that Clayton Controls has been the leader in this Industry with innovative thinking, dedicated team work, exemplary customer service, top flight product lines and I am proud to bring my years of experience in the fluid power arena to our Company which has long had such a highly recognized professional demeanor, but still feels like “family”.

JasonJason Bauman - Territory Manager; Mid Valley/I-80 Corridor

Jason has been involved in helping customers with their automation and fluid power needs for over 18 years. His background as both a salesperson and business owner has provided Jason with a unique perspective of all aspects of the business and helps him understand the needs of our customers.

“I love Clayton Control’s dedication to our customers.  There is a real family atmosphere and a can do attitude throughout the company.   We have an awesome team!”


GerryGerry Sakoda – Territory Manager, San Diego and Imperial County

Gerry started his career as an Electrical Engineer working at several large manufacturers in the San Diego area.  For the past twenty plus years Gerry has been an Applications/Sales Engineer providing automation solutions in the motion control and automation field.  This technical background and first-hand experience provides him with a better understanding of his customers needs.   

“Having been at Clayton Controls for only a short time, I’m impressed with the level of expertise and depth of technical capabilities everyone brings and am looking forward to being part of this team.”

Engineering Team

FarhanFarhan Mahbub – Applications Engineer

Farhan comes to Clayton Controls with over 10 years in the machine vision industry, including 4 years with Cognex, the leader in machine vision technology. 

He brings a level of experience and expertise that is rare and has already proven to be extremely valuable to increasing the success of our customer's machine vision projects.  We invite you to contact Farhan to discuss or review your machine vision applications.

JimmyJimmy Rayad – Applications Engineer

With experience in programming and interfacing PLCs in the automation industry, as well as working with robotics and motion control, Jimmy understands that no two solutions are ever the same, and he enjoys the challenge of finding the right fit for each client. That attention to detail is what has made Clayton the leader in our industry.

Jimmy's expertise in electro-mechanical applications, coupled with his exceptional customer and implementation skills, makes him a natural for this high-profile position. Jimmy is responsible for application support to our sales team and their customers as well as pre and post technical support to our customers.


MinhMinh Tran - Applications Engineer

Minh joined the Clayton Controls team from a motion control company, with ten plus years of experience in the motion industry involving the analysis of motion dynamics, motion controller programming, and eletromechanical interfacing.  Minh’s fascination and expertise in automation are integral keys to successful application support.

"I've always enjoyed working on all kinds of applications with our customers and colleagues, and I enjoy that even more being part of the team here at Clayton Controls."