Tri State Hydraulics

The Team


The Team

Dan Dennis, Owner
Dan comes to Ace with more than 20 years of experience in the Hydraulic and Pneumatic Cylinder repair business. This experience gives Dan the understanding to know how much the quality and longevity of a repair can affect the customer’s profitability and productivity.  Dan is highly experienced on cylinder root-cause failure analysis and failure tracking and trending.   He also has broad experience in special projects for customers in industries ranging from mining through steel and aluminum and extending all the way to NASA.  He is driven by quality and safety and the desire to deliver the best product to the customer all the time, every time.


Jay Brown, Sales Manager
Jay attended Ferris State University with a background in Automotive Service.  He has over a decade of experience specific to exotic and race applications.  Jay joined ACE Hydraulics in 2010 after working regionally in the hydraulic repair business.  He has equal strength in mechanics and customer service relationships.  His experience as a sole proprietor in the field for a period of time has afforded him a real world appreciation for running a business and the importance of meeting customer expectations.


Rick Palumbo, Sales Technician
Rick has over 39 years of experience in mechanical maintenance with particular expertise in preventive and predictive maintenance, safety, health and environmental issues.  Rick’s many years in maintenance gives him the ability to help all maintenance personnel in assisting their needs in purchasing equipment, and maintaining that equipment to reduce failure thereby minimizing downtime.  He also has experience in tracking programs for cylinders, valves and pumps that makes sure that a company will have adequate spares and that inventory is kept within cost budgets without jeopardizing mill operations. Rick understands all the unique problems that mills encounter and he is dedicated to helping his customers keep their equipment at peak operating performance levels thereby assuring greater productivity and profitability.