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Jeff Dudas
Tom Bowen
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
SWECO
Tom Bowen is Vice President of Sales & Marketing for SWECO, a business unit of M-I SWACO. SWECO is a leading global manufacturer of customized industrial separation equipment ranging from round, rectangular and pharmaceutical separators plus several lines of complementary separation products; centrifuges, grinding mills, finishing mills and a wide variety of aftermarket screens and parts. Tom began his career at SWECO in 1988 and has been with SWECO throughout most of his career except for a period in the late 1990s when he was Vice President of Sales & Marketing for PEBCO, a gate and valve company based in Paducah, KY. After early years working as a design engineer, product engineer and in R&D engineering, Tom began a path in sales and marketing. Early assignments were in Asia and South America with his most recent role as North American Sales Manager. Tom is an active board member of the Northern Kentucky Chamber and Northern Kentucky's International Trade Association (NKITA). He holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Northern Kentucky University.
 
Jeff Dudas
Brian Burney
President & CEO
Oliver Manufacturing, Inc.
Brian Burney, a third generation family member, currently serves the company as the Chief Executive Officer and the President of the Board of Directors. He has learned everything about the company by working his way up through every area of the business. Participation and interaction with industry professionals, combined with collegiate development courses, allowed Brian to understand how to lead a world-class manufacturer in today's global economy.
   
Lee Hoffmann
Rod Henricks
Director of Sales
Bunting Magnetics Company
Rod Henricks is Director of Sales for Bunting Magnetics Co. Previously he was the Product Manager for Metal Detection, and also held a sales management position with the company. Rod has been with Bunting for eight years. Outside of Bunting, Rod has held executive management positions with two manufactures of transportation equipment (truck bodies and trailers) that were acquired through private equity in the late 1990’s and early 2000's. Rod is a former member of NTEA (National Truck Equipment Association) and their Young Executives Network. He has also held committee positions with the Wichita Chamber of Commerce. A lifelong resident of Kansas, Rod enjoys having family close by. His two sons participate in YMCA activities, and Rod serves as as volunteer with the annual YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.
 
Lee Hoffmann
Lee Hoffmann
Vice President
Feeco International, Inc.
Lee Hoffmann is Vice President and General Manager of Feeco International, Inc. Lee began his career at Feeco in 1975, working part time in the Production Department while finishing his degree in Accounting. In addition to PEMA, he is a member of the Fertilizer Industry Roundtable. He also serves as Vice President on New Water's Board of Commissioners and is past President of the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Foundation Board, where he is still active as a Board Member.
 
Ben Kice
Ben Kice
Inside Sales Manager
Kice Industries
Ben Kice is an Inside Sales Manager for Kice Industries, Inc. where he has worked since 2003. He is actively involved in the Strategic Planning Team, product development and introduction to market, Project Management, and customer management for Kice Industries. Prior to his positions in the Sales Department, Ben worked in the Kice Manufacturing facility while finishing his college degree. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from the Emporia State University School of Business majoring in Administration. In his spare time, he is an active member of the Phi Delta Theta Alumni Association and serves on the Eastside Community Church volunteer group . He and his wife Megan have two children.
 
Bill Mecke
Bill Mecke
President
KWS Manufacturing Company
Bill Mecke is President and Owner of KWS Manufacturing Company, one of the largest screw conveyor manufacturers in North America. He has over 20 years of industry experience working directly with customers to solve their material handling and processing needs. Bill earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
 
Mike Mullins
Dennis O'Leary
President
Industrial Magnetics, Inc.
Dennis O'Leary is President of Industrial Magnetics, Inc. (IMI) and CMO for IMI Holding Corp which includes IMI, Prater and Sterling Systems. Prior to being hired on as a Marketing Specialist with IMI in 1999, Dennis was Director of Product Development & Marketing for a major sporting goods brand and spent 14 years in the golf equipment industry. A graduate of Davenport University with a BBA in Marketing and BBA in Management degrees, Dennis makes his home in Northern Michigan with his wife and three daughters. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Northwest Michigan Industrial Association.
 
Jeff Soldan
Jeff Soldan
President
Bauermeister
Jeff Soldan is President of Bauermeister, and Executive Vice President of Probat Inc., with locations in Memphis, Tennessee and Vernon Hills, Illinois. Jeff began his career with Bauermeister Inc. in 1999 in Sales and advanced to Sales Manager and eventually became an officer of the company and Vice President of Sales in 2005. He was subsequently appointed President of Bauermeister in 2007. Over his time with the company, he's been involved in every aspect of the business with a focus on reducing/controlling cost and improving efficiency. He implemented a CRM program, focused on building a strong outside sales team and streamlining the quotation and order processing and other internal processes. He successfully guided Bauermeister through a restructuring and difficult relocation in 2010. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing degree from Christian Brothers University. Jeff and his wife Regina, have two children and live in Memphis, Tennessee.
 
Bill Werra
Bill Werra
Vice President
Process Products & Systems
Sentry Equipment Corporation
Bill Werra is Vice President of Process Products and Systems at Sentry Equipment Corporation in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He came to Sentry in 2003 as Regional Sales Manager and in 2005, started the Process Group where he is responsible for business development, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, go-to-market strategy, intellectual property, sales, marketing, engineering, product development, project management, service and customer service. Bill has 20 years of experience providing technical solutions to industrial clients worldwide, ranging from material handling, bulk solids metering, sampling and sample conditioning. He holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, has served on the Board for Directors for the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce and lives in a suburb of Milwaukee with his wife Cheryl and their two children.
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