Sam is chairman of the board and president of Parkhurst Manufacturing. He manages day-to-day operations and oversees the strategic direction of the organization. Sam has over 33 years of experience with the company and is knowledgeable in every area of the business.
He is married to his wife Patty of 38 years and has three sons and ten grandchildren. Sam has lived his entire life around Sedalia, Missouri and appreciates the strong work ethic and strong connections with family, friends, and community that seem to be more easily developed and maintained in a rural setting.
In his free time, Sam is an auctioneer and an avid outdoorsman. He loves hunting, fishing, and anything else that gets him out into the woods. He shares that passion of the outdoors with his grandchildren and lets them tag along every chance he gets.
Vice President / Finance
Laurie has 40+ years of experience with Parkhurst Manufacturing. She is responsible for the overall financial stewardship of the company, along with Human Resources and facilitating the company manufacturing software in each area.
She and her husband Dutch, a pastor of a local church, have five children and eleven grandchildren. They both grew up and received their education in the Kansas City area, but after moving to Sedalia they grew to love the area and consider it home.
In their free time, they love to take road trips exploring the country, whether a one-day 250-mile trip or a weeklong 3500-mile trip. They just enjoy being on the road.
Vice President / Sales
Toby is a vice president and co-owner of Parkhurst Manufacturing helping oversee that the sales and operation goals that have been set forth by the company are accomplished. Toby has over 20 years of experience at Parkhurst and has worked in all areas, making him knowledgeable in every aspect of the business.
Toby grew up in Sedalia, MO and graduated high school from Smith-Cotton. After high school, he went on to receive an Associate of Arts degree from SFCC before getting a B.S. in geology from UCM. Toby is married to Missi, his wife of 15 years, and they have one son.
Toby is an avid outdoorsman and likes to hunt and fish. He also plays a variety of sports. When not working or spending time with his family and friends, you can bet that you will find him in the timber, on a lake, or on a field or course.
Vice President/Purchasing, Finance
James is the new guy at Parkhurst Manufacturing, bringing a strong background in business, marketing, and technology. He is a vice president and co-owner, overseeing the purchasing and accounting departments.
A degree in English and marketing from the University of Central Missouri gives him the creativity required to discover nonobvious solutions to problems and the analytical mindset to see the big picture while focusing on the details that lead to success. He is always learning and loves the challenge and limitlessness of business.
James is married to his wife Amanda and has two children— Emily and Mason. He is actively involved with his church and local arts organizations. In his free time, he enjoys going on outdoor adventures with his kids and attempting to play guitar.