The Primex Family of Companies (PFOC) is a privately held, three-division strong family business focused on applying current and future technology to make our customers' lives easier and more convenient. 
We got our start in 1972 when Fred and Karen Koermer founded Klockit, selling clocks and clock parts to local businesses and hobbyists out of their kitchen (talk about a challenging work environment!) Today, Klockit, Chaney Instrument, Primex Inc. and Primex Wireless are all part of the family, calling scenic Lake Geneva, Wisconsin home.

We also have offices in Canada, the UK and Hong Kong and our products are sold in over 35 countries across the globe. With almost half a century of business under our belts, we have related business lines in commercial and consumer products, each with a technology component to its product offerings. Our total revenue is approaching $100 million and in combination with our history, reflects constant growth in new product offerings, new product lines, cost control and employee growth.
Primex Wireless is the leading provider of environmental monitoring and time synchronization technologies designed to help facility managers improve productivity, efficiencies and accountability.
Although Primex Wireless has their roots in wireless clock synchronization, their growing portfolio has expanded to include a variety of solutions and platforms designed to simplify common facility tasks including:
  • Continuous Temperature Monitoring alerts for temperature-sensitive assets
  • Automated Room Temperature and Humidity Monitoring solutions
  • Clock Synchronization systems
Primex Wireless has over 14,500 customers in 26 countries across the globe, including more than 10,000 schools and 30% of the healthcare organizations registered with the
American Hospital Association. Overall, more than 1,000,000 Primex Wireless devices are improving environmental monitoring worldwide.
Chaney Instrument Co., founded in 1943, has earned a long-standing reputation as a leading manufacturer of precision time, temperature and weather products.
Chaney became part of the Primex Family of Companies in 1987 and quickly grew to become one of the largest and most trusted manufacturers of quartz clock movements in the US. In addition to ultimately achieving an annual output of over 10 million motors, Chaney pioneered the ability for consumers to enjoy atomic clock accuracy and convenience in their homes.
More recently, Chaney's AcuRite brand has established itself as the #1 top-selling maker of personal weather products. A consumer favorite at major retailers like Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, Amazon, Costco, Kohls and more, people have come to trust AcuRite for precision measurements of outdoor and indoor environmental conditions, as well as dependable, personalized weather forecasts specific to their own back yard. Finally, keeping up with today’s mobile technology, AcuRite augmented many of its leading weather products with internet-connectivity, allowing users to access their AcuRite sensor data from anywhere in the world using a smartphone, computer or tablet.
Klockit is the world’s leading supplier of clock parts and accessories to clockmakers and hobbyists around the globe. 
Klockit was founded in 1972 by Fred and Karen Koermer. The Koermer's launched the company from their kitchen table! Their business soon expanded beyond the confines of their kitchen and the Koermer's took their business to a store-front in quaint Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  
Recently, Klockit moved its focus from the store-front to the web. The Klockit team has been working hard to create an intuitive and user-friendly website that tenured hobbyists or first timers will be able to use. Klockit still has a presence in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and is proud to call it home.  
Click on the logo above to visit their website today!
Our CEO and leader, Paul Shekoski believes that our employees are our number one asset. His goal is to help each and every employee become, as he says, “healthy and wealthy”. We believe that our employees should work to live, not live to work.
Our five core values, listed on the left side, help guide us in that belief on a daily basis.
We also place a high importance on Employee Wellness. Through the mind|body|spirit wellness
initiatives we provide our employees with various wellness programs, discounts and education throughout the year. We partner with a company called Cultivate by Standard Process.
Cultivate is an outside wellness program we work with onsite that brings things like chiropractic care, nutritional education and a multitude of health resources onsite for our employees to utilize. PFOC subsidizes the majority of expenses for this program, offering it to our employees at a fraction of the cost.
One of our newest mind|body|spirit initiatives is providing onsite massage therapy sessions for our employees. Who can't use a good massage after sitting (or standing) at a desk for 8 hours?
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Our goal is to help make life better for our community by supporting local animal shelters, holding food and coat drives for the county and supporting organizations such as the Alzheimer's Association  (Southwestern Wisconsin Chapter). Back in 2007, we turned our collective passion into action. Since that time, PFOC's Alzheimer's Walking Team "Movers & Shakers" and local community partners have raised almost $160,000 to benefit the Alzheimer's Association and their programs.
This year we were honored to host Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, former Governor Martin Schreiber, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kitty Rhoades, Alzheimer’s Association Executive Director Tom Hlavacek, Alzheimer’s Association Development Director MaryAnn Vance, and several state representatives.
Governor Walker unveiled a redesigned state dementia care system, which includes a Dementia-Friendly Employers Toolkit. This toolkit aims to provide support and relief for Wisconsin residents caring for an individual suffering with dementia. It also provide tools and resources for companies with employees in their ranks who are caregivers.
If you would like to learn more about Wisconsin’s dementia initiatives, including the Dementia-Friendly Employers Toolkit, you can visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/dementia/index.htm .
To learn more about our philanthropic initiatives visit our "Movers & Shakers" Facebook page by clicking on the Facebook logo below.
Here's your chance to really meet our leadership team. After providing them with 16 different questions to chose from, we asked them to answer only one. Read their answers below!
Paul Shekoski
What are you passionate about? I am passionate about learning. Everything from self learning to organizational learning and giving people an opportunity to improve. I wholeheartedly believe people live up or down to expectations and believe people will succeed if they are given a genuine opportunity.
Beth Luther
Chief People Officer (PFOC)
What do you have a knack for? I am known for being a creative and cutting edge HR professional with expertise in finding creative ways to resolve issues and lead HR. My focus is on helping and developing people, creating a fun work environment that supports work/life balance, and encouraging employee wellness – mind, body and spirit. I have a knack for collaboratively leading people, strengthening the company brand, using social media to reach various talent, putting technology into place and offering top notch training.   
Todd Leistner
What do you have a knack for?
I have a passion for finance and investing, helping others, and being a resource wherever needed. I believe a positive, can-do attitude makes every day more enjoyable and successful.
I enjoy working as a team to make improvements that benefit our customers, company and our employees. 
Brian Balboni
How did you arrive at this point in your career? I grew up in Florida and Alabama and spent my earlier years in the Marine Corps and developing technology solutions in the financial services and public sector industries.  I moved north for the weather and to put together a truly world-class  technology team, based upon team work, trust, and agile practices. 
Jon Balicki
President & COO (Chaney Instrument)
What drives you?  TEAM CHANEY is driven by a “Force of One” mentality focused on trust, open communication, teamwork and collaboration. Our goal is to deliver on our AcuRite brand promise daily by delivering the best in time, temperature and weather information products and working to exceed the needs of our customers always!
Phil Sawa
SVP/GM of Sales & Marketing
(Primex Wireless)
What are you passionate about? I am passionate about leading the Sales and Marketing Teams at Primex Wireless because both departments have direct interaction with our customers. To ensure customer satisfaction, I work collaboratively with my Managers, National Sales Teams and individual contributors on the Marketing Team to bring value to our customers, deliver our commitments to both the customer and Primex Wireless and am left ultimately experiencing the “thrill of the chase”. The “thrill of the chase” is the fun and personal enjoyment I receive from starting a Sales or Marketing project, seeing it through the entire process and working with my team to bring it to a successful conclusion.  
Russ Goerlitz
General Manager (Klockit)
What excites you most about your work and the contribution you can make?
What excites me most about coming to work each day is the opportunity to lead a strong and cohesive team. I am passionate about teamwork. Successful teams know how to work towards a unified goal and achieve positive results. I have spent a majority of my professional life leading and supporting team operations. It is a natural fit for me at Klockit. The strong focus on delivering legendary customer service fits perfectly with my vision for teamwork. That happens here on a daily basis and it’s exciting to be part of that.  
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We offer some of the most competitive salaries and benefits in the region to help our employees live healthier, richer lives.
We focus on employee wellness and growth, long-term career development, reward and recognition and creating a fun and challenging work environment, making us one of the best companies to work for in the Midwest. In 2015 we were named one of the “Healthiest Places to Work” in the country! These are just some of the outstanding benefits we offer our employees:
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Casual Dress
  • Remote working opportunities
  • Product discounts
  • Tuition and workshop reimbursement
  • Health (PPO and HSA), dental, vision, life and AD&D insurances
  • Short and long term disability and flexible spending accounts
  • 401(k) savings plan with a company match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Preventative care covered at 100%
  • On-site wellness programs
  • On-site chiropractic care and massage services
  • Wellness programs through mind | body | spirit and Cultivate
  • Discounted YMCA Fitness Club Membership fees
We want to hear from you! If you have a question about our website, career opportunities, company, divisions or the products we sell, contact us today.
965 S Wells Street
Lake Geveva, WI 53147