Joe Pennigton, president of Stevenson Company Inc.

Joe Pennington


Joe was raised in a metal shop, swinging on electromagnets and sweeping floors. “As a grandson and son of metalworkers, steel just runs in my blood,” he says. Joe is a fellow at Washburn Institute of Technology, where he earned his degree in Drafting and Engineering Technology. Joe was also named a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual by the Food Science Institute at Kansas State University.

He is a member of the Manufacturing Council at the Kansas Chamber, and a recent graduate of Leadership Kansas.

Joe has a daring affinity for motrocycles and stunts, and volunteers as a docent at the Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka. Joe says, “Knievel’s stories of perseverance and innovation have inspired me on a personal level, and also helped launch my business to new heights.”