Patrick H. Manske

Patrick H. Manske founded Manske Machinery, Inc. in 1989 with his son, Fredrick P. Manske. In its infancy, the company was truly a “family business” with its only other employees at that time being another son, William Manske and daughter, Cary Manske.

Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, Patrick served honorably in the U.S. Air Force. During this time, at the age of 18, he attended Parks Air College in Saint Louis, Illinois part of the Saint Louis University (Missouri).  Upon his honorable discharge from the Air Force, his rank was Technical Sergeant serving as Crew Chief for the 176th Fighter Squadron.

Patrick’s early career in the manufacturing industry began with an apprenticeship Tool & Die Maker that he completed in four and a half years. To further his education, he attended numerous Engineering, Design, and Sales courses and seminars, and served in the capacity of Lead Man for 12 years at various Milwaukee manufacturing companies.  In addition, he represented employees as a Union Stewart and served as spokesman for management.

His early ambitions and interest in a sales position, lead to 25 years employment with Production & Equipment, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  His dynamic personality proved him to be a natural in the sales field.  Initially hired as a Sales Representative, he successfully achieved record sales, and incentive awards, which resulted in being named Vice President of Production & Equipment, Inc., Patrick served in this trusted position until the start up of his own company, Manske Machinery, Inc.

Patrick is the proud father of six children and active grandfather of six.  He is a certified P.S.I.A. ski instructor, who enjoys a good game of tennis.  When his busy schedule allows travel, his plans usually include pursuing these sports and activities with his children or grandchildren. 

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