Our Staff

Russ Peterson

Russ Peterson, CEO, joined Peterson Equipment in 1982. During his career, he’s contributed in the sales, service and installation areas. Russ oversees the company’s strategic vision and growth.

Chuck Kersten

Chuck Kersten, vended and on-premise laundry sales representative, offers unrivaled industry experience. He got his start in 1984 and has specifically worked with Peterson Equipment for 7 years.


Chris—she is a local girl, born and raised in the beautiful Willamette Valley. She has been with Peterson Equipment since 1991 and is happy to be part of a company she has watched change and grow over the years. Her favorite part of the job is the relationships she has built with our customers and vendors. She lives in Mollala with her husband of 38 years.

Michael Young

Michael Young, service technician, is a six-year Peterson Equipment team member. He handles vended and on-premise laundry technical service, as well as dry cleaning.


Josh Larsen

Josh Larsen, service manager and lead technician, joined Peterson Equipment in 2010. His background is in electrical training.

Nate Crateau

Nate Crateau, a service technician, joined Peterson Equipment in 2016. He holds significant experience in the laundry and dry cleaning industries.