Mitchell Lewis & Staver is the West's leading value-added integrator of quality pumps, controls, motors, packaged systems and engineered solutions. Whether you need a single pump, or a whole city system, we feature a large inventory, technical expertise, custom engineering, and exceptional customer service. Mitchell Lewis & Staver proudly serves the West, including California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Alaska and Arizona.
Elected President of Mitchell Lewis & Staver in 1992, David entered into a purchase agreement with MLS stockholders that would allow him to purchase all outstanding shares of company stock. With the repurchase of stock complete in 2004, for the first time in company history MLS was under the ownership of a single person.
Under David’s leadership the company has flourished. His vision has streamlined the companies’ product offering and expanded into new markets through expansion and acquisition. As an innovator he has worked to make MLS more efficient and effective, bringing a real value and strategic partnership to MLS customers and vendors. His knowledge of the markets they serve makes him a subject matter expert for trade and industry organizations.
David is committed to developing a strong management team that will enable the company to achieve continued success. Mitchell’s is a democracy where everyone has a voice and an opportunity for personal and professional growth.
David received a BS in Science from Oregon State University in 1984 and joined MLS that same year, holding a variety of positions in all critical functional areas. Away from work he brings the same passion to his personal pursuits of cooking, exercise, landscaping and appreciation of the arts and nature.
Ean joined Mitchell Lewis & Staver in 2014 as CFO. Ean brings 20 years of finance, operations, manufacturing and supply chain experience, spanning multiple industries to MLS. Ean’s experience includes organizations of various size, from startups and small, closely held businesses to multibillion dollar global conglomerates. Ean provides leadership to the Operations, Accounting, Finance, HR and Information Technology functions of MLS.
Prior to MLS, Ean served as CEO of Creative Tent International, a closely held manufacturer of engineered fabric structures. Prior to Creative Tent, Ean served in various executive roles at Core Health and Fitness, Sapa Group, Nautilus, Inc. and Oresis Communications. Ean’s early career was spent at Arthur Andersen, LLP, where he specialized in large scale ERP implementations.
Ean received a BS in Accounting and an MBA, with honors, both from Portland State University. He is a licensed CPA (Inactive) in the State of Oregon.
David joined Mitchell Lewis & Staver in September of 2018 as the VP of Marketing. David brings several years of experience in marketing strategy and
tactics, demand generation, sales enablement, and leadership to support Mitchell's strategic vision and objectives.
Prior to MLS, David served in various positions in marketing at a director level within the construction software industry.
David received his Bachelors of Arts in Marketing and Management from the University of Portland.
Mike promotes a collaborative and energetic leadership style to motivated his sales teams across 16 locations. His understanding of each of the functional
areas of the business, combined with decades of sales expertise and business leadership have proven vital to the growth of Mitchell Lewis & Staver.
Before joining Mitchell Lewis & Staver in 2016, Mike held the position of Regional Manager at Rain Bird Corporation - a leading manufacturer of irrigation products and services. He holds a degree from California State University, Chico.
Chis joined Mitchell Lewis & Staver in 2019, an experienced leader in both corporate and consulting capacities, having spent time disseminating and coaching to non-financial individuals – company stakeholders, clients, and peers. Chris is proficient in the complexities that tie financial analysis and decisions to real world outcomes. A critical thinker who emphasizes continuous learning.
Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from Portland State University.
Jeremy joined Mitchell Lewis & Staver in 2019 as the Human Resources Manager for our 16 locations. Jeremy will leverage his prior experiences to drive best practices and balance excellence with innovation by adapting quickly to ever-changing environments and offering creative solutions in the areas of talent acquisition, employee relations, HRIS, culture development, and business strategy.
Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Portland State University.
Jim Paulson has served as a board member of Mitchell Lewis since 2011 and brings with him strong sales, marketing, product development, and operational expertise. Jim retired in December 2018 from his role as CEO of Healthco Information Systems, a national provider of healthcare software solutions to independent medical practices. Prior to HealthCo, Jim was the President and COO of Viewpoint Construction Software where he led their transformation and global expansion from 2008-2015 and ultimate sale to Bain Capital. Prior to Viewpoint, Jim was GM of GE’s Intrusion Security Group which he led from 2004-2008.
In addition to Mitchell Lewis, Jim serves as an independent board member and consultant to private equity backed companies including QuatrisHealthco and Bastion Security. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and MBA from the University of Oregon.
Peter has served as a President/Chief Operating Officer for over 15 years. He has taken divisions of Fortune 500 companies to double-digit growth through organic as well as acquisition strategies that are simple, yet powerful. He specializes in business strategy, positioning and long term growth planning.
Peter helps his clients realize a view of the enterprise that is current and accurate while looking into the future to determine a new and desired position. Generating a strategy and tactic from this level of thinking, in a methodical manner, results in action plans in Sales, Marketing, Operations and Product Development that are in alignment with the overall business strategies and future objectives. He focuses on CEO’s and executive teams to develop a broad based strategy for entirely new market segments and product categories.
His professional/corporate experience includes President, Arezzini Consulting, Inc.; President, Aegis Wireless Security, LLC; COO, GE Interlogix Security; and President, Sentrol, Inc. He currently serves on Board of Advisors for Mitchell Lewis and Staver Co.; The Ulven Companies, Inc.; and Keri Systems, Inc.
He has a BS in Economics from University of Hartford and a MBA with concentration in Marketing from Golden Gate University
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Mitchell Lewis & Staver is a strong supporter of industry groundwater and rural water organizations. Please visit these vital assets to our industry.
The National Ground Water Association is the hallmark organization for anyone affiliated with the groundwater industry. A nonprofit
organization, NGWA is composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals — contractors, scientists and engineers,
equipment manufacturers, and suppliers. Our purpose is to provide guidance to members, government representatives, and the
public for sound scientific, economic, and beneficial development, protection, and management of the world's groundwater resources.
The California Groundwater Association (CGA) is a non-profit organization that has promoted protection of groundwater since 1948.
Our members include water well drilling and pump contractors, suppliers and manufacturers, geologists, engineers, hydrologists,
government employees and others working in the groundwater field.
In 1948, Idaho's Well Construction Industry developed an organization to assist, promote, encourage and support the interests and
welfare of the Ground Water Industry within the state. The organization (formerly called the Water Well Contractor's Association)
is now called the Idaho Ground Water Association.
The Washington State Ground Water Association (WSGWA) is a trade association for ground water professionals including drilling
and pump contractors, employee drillers and pump installers, manufacturers and suppliers, technical associates, and others
with interest in the ground water industry. WSGWA is dedicated to protecting, promoting, and educating the public about ground
The Mountain States Ground Water Association is a compilation of the Ground Water Associations and Water Well Associations of Arizona,
Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah.
The Arizona Water Well Association was formed in 1957. Without direction for many years, the group reorganized in 1977 to become
an effective voice for the state’s water well industry, and continuously assists the members of the Arizona water well industry.
AzWWA's objectives are to assist promote and support the interests and welfare of all phases of the water well industry. To
achieve these, it works to advance well construction and development methods and to advance the science of ground water hydrology.
Harmony and cooperation are sought among contractors, suppliers, technical personnel and government agencies.
The Montana Water Well Drillers Association (MWWDA) has been a trade association since 1946. The purpose of the MWWDA is to organize,
maintain and operate a trade association for the benefit of its members. To collect and share to its members any scientific,
educational or general trade information regarding the subject of well drilling and the sanitary aspects thereof. To introduce
any legislation seeking to regulate the drilling of wells and the sanitation aspects involved. To advance and further the general
welfare and interests of its members.
American Exploration & Mining Association (formerly known as the Northwest Mining Association until 2013) is a 120 year old,
2,500 member, non-profit, non-partisan trade association based in Spokane, Washington. AEMA members reside in 42 states and
are actively involved in prospecting, exploring, mining, and reclamation closure activities on USFS administered lands, especially
in the West.