Leadership

Bruce McCartney - President and Managing Director

One of four founding partners of Pro-SealBruce McCartney

Bruce began his career with the U.S. Air Force, served in Vietnam, as an Explosive Ordinance disposal technician.  Served nine years and earned several decorations then concluded his service with an honorable discharge in 1978.

Bruce started his career with sealing devices at Anchor Packing in 1978.  With the eventual sale of Anchor Packing in 1987 Bruce and three other partners founded the Pro-Seal Service group company.  During Bruce’s management tenure, Pro-Seal has quadrupled sales and received numerous top awards; The AES “Top Producing Distributor,” The Prestigious “Peter Dunand award, Royal Purple’s “Top Producing Award,” and The Daimler Chrysler Award of engineering excellence. Bruce also oversaw the addition of many key Pro-Seal employees and products. In 1998 Bruce started the Pro-Seal mechanical seal repair center that today is one of the most complete seal repair centers in the USA. In 2003 with the hiring of Rob Schmitt, added a full pump sales and service capability to Pro-Seal. “The Vision” was to establish a complete best practice rotating equipment reliability service company.   This year Pro-Seal celebrates 22 years in business and seven straight years of growth. “The vision” lives.

Bruce serves as a consultant to AES Seal and is Past President of the Burgmann Seal Distributor counsel.

Robert Schmitt - Pump Sales and Service Managing Director

Robert Schmitt

Rob joined Pro-Seal in September of 2003 and launched Pro-Seal’s pump sales and service department with the goal of becoming the region’s top distributor of pumps and most capable pump and rotating equipment repair center.

Rob’s career began as a floor sweep at a municipal pump repair shop in Pontiac, MI in 1985. He has held nearly every position that exists in an industrial distribution and repair company including machinist, mechanic, field service technician, project manager and finally sales and management.

In 1995, Rob moved in to industrial and commercial pump sales as a Division manager for a very large, multi-disciplined industrial distribution company in Livonia, MI. His group grew sales more than seven fold during the first four years, eventually employing 10 people in sales and service. Rob was recognized with a “Salesman of the Year” award from one of his principle manufacturers. A dedication to both sales and service remained a hallmark of his organization.

In 2003, Mr. Schmitt reconnected with long-time business associate Bruce McCartney to create the most comprehensive pump and seal repair facility in the region. Rob’s primary area of responsibility is oversight of the pump distribution and service efforts at Pro-Seal Service Group in the Midwest and Alaska. This is accomplished through direct contact with the customers along with networking through the other Pro-Seal salesman.

Rob has dedicated his entire professional life to pumps and rotating equipment. He attended Oakland Community College in the business management program with additional classes in electrical and mechanical engineering. Rob has held numerous positions on distributor councils and continues to attend trainings to stay current on industry developments.