11Aug, 2021

Former PEMA President Charlie Ingram Named PEMA Membership Director

August 11th, 2021|

Aug. 12, 2021 (Falls Church, Va.) – The Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA) has named Charlie Ingram as its membership director. An updated strategic plan increases the emphasis on a strong membership base, which includes recruitment and retention goals during the next two years. To implement the goal, the Board of Directors agreed to increase the efforts from paid staff to supplement the volunteer member efforts, and Ingram was hired as a contractor for PEMA by Association and Society Management International, Inc. (ASMI), PEMA’s management firm. “Charlie has been an ambassador for this organization throughout his many years of membership,” [...]

14Jun, 2021

Kice announces Jeff Kinnunen as its Regional Sales Manager

June 14th, 2021|

WICHITA, Kan. (June 14, 2020) – Kice announced today the appointment of Jeff Kinnunen as its Regional Sales Manager, based out of Minneapolis, MN. In this role, Kinnunen will be responsible for the oversight of sales throughout Minnesota, North and South Dakota, West Iowa, and Northwestern Wisconsin territories, providing support for this customer base for the diverse product lines offered by Kice. Kinnunen joins Kice with over 13 years of experience as a manufacturer’s representative in the Minnesota area, providing customers with equipment and solutions similar to the products Kice offers. “We are excited to welcome Jeff to Kice Industries; [...]

14Apr, 2021

Schenck Process Announces the Hiring of Rod Henricks as Executive Director of Sales, Chemical & Performance Materials

April 14th, 2021|

Due to business growth in its North American Chemical & Performance Materials business unit, Schenck Process has hired Rod Henricks to serve as Executive Director of Sales.  His new role will include the management of sales for the Chemical & Performance Materials markets along with leading a team committed to providing state of the art bulk material handling equipment and systems. Rod brings a wide range of industry experience with previous management roles in both manufacturing and sales for processing equipment and transportation vehicles.  Most recently, Rod led the sales and product management teams for Bunting Magnetics Co. Rod also [...]

8Mar, 2021

Vortex Showcases New Technologies on Updated Website

March 8th, 2021|

SALINA, KANS. – Vortex Global is pleased to showcase their latest advancements in dry bulk solids handling technologies, specifically in the loading solutions and aerated conveying product lines, through an updated version of its website. “Over the past five years, our product research and development team has delivered several innovations to the dry bulk material handling industry,” said Vortex President & CEO, Travis Young. “This includes dustless grain ship loaders, high temperature gates for fly ash handling, abrasive duty diverters, and aerated cement conveyors. It became evident that we had to do a better job explaining these new product offerings [...]

24Feb, 2021

Vortex Announces Executive Management Changes

February 24th, 2021|

Vortex is pleased to announce executive management changes to set the stage for its next generation of corporate leadership. These changes will go into effect January 1st, 2021. Founded in Salina, KS in 1977, Vortex has grown from a regional business to a multi-national manufacturing and engineering company specializing in process equipment for handling dry bulk foods, chemicals, and minerals. In addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Travis Young has been appointed President to lead the overall direction and strategy of the company. Young is the fourth President & CEO in the company’s 44-year history, succeeding Jeff [...]

24Feb, 2021

Vortex Global announces the retirement of Kevin R Peterson on January 29, 2021

February 24th, 2021|

During his 25 years with Vortex, Kevin held many key positions including Director of Marketing, Special Projects Director, Regional Sales Manager, and Director of Business Development. Kevin’s involvement in the dry bulk industry includes membership in the International Association of Operative Millers, International Milling Education Foundation, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, and the Industrial Minerals Association of North America. He was elected an Emeritus Member of the International Association of Operative Millers, was a past Advisory Board Member of the Powder & Bulk Solids Expo, and served on the Board of Directors of the Industrial Minerals Association of [...]

18Feb, 2021

C&W Announces June Retirement of President & CEO Deryl Beakley

February 18th, 2021|

Deryl Beakley Bill Werra Bill Werra succeeds Beakley as president, effective immediately. ALVARADO, TX (February 18, 2021) – C&W DustTech, the market leader in Ready-Mix and Concrete dust collection systems, announced today the retirement of CEO & President Deryl Beakley in June 2021. Effective immediately, Bill Werra will succeed Beakley as president. Over the next five months, Beakley and Werra will work together to ensure a successful transition. Following his retirement, Beakley will continue serving on C&W’s board of directors. “It is with heartfelt enthusiasm that I share the news of my upcoming retirement after nearly 30 years with C&W, and express my excitement for C&W’s future” said Beakley. [...]

15Feb, 2021


February 15th, 2021|

Piqua, Ohio (February 15, 2021) – This month many helped celebrate Daniel P. French, French Oil Mill Machinery Company Chairman and CEO, on his 50 years of service with the fourth-generation, family owned manufacturing company. Dan joined the company in 1971 first working in the factory as a machine tool operator, and worked his way up in the company to become the third generation of the French family to serve as President, a role he held from 1982-2013. On February 9, Ohio United States Congressman Warren Davidson surprised Dan with an on-site visit to present him with a framed copy [...]

4Sep, 2020

PEMA Partners with Kansas State University’s Bulk Solids Innovation Center

September 4th, 2020|

Sept. 4, 2020 (Falls Church, Va.) – The Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA) and the Bulk Solids Innovation Center (BSIC) at Kansas State University are pleased to announce the establishment of a partnership. “PEMA members will have access to unique educational, consulting and testing services through this partnership,” explained PEMA President Rod Henricks. “Likewise, PEMA members will be a first line resource for the BSIC when needs arise.” Opening five years ago, BSIC is the only university facility and staff in North America dedicated to helping industrial companies with education, consulting, testing services, and research related to bulk solids. BSIC’s [...]

24Apr, 2020

Eriez® Appoints Guenthardt President and CEO

April 24th, 2020|

Erie, PA— Eriez® Chairman Richard Merwin announces the appointment of Lukas Guenthardt to the position of President and CEO. Eriez selected Guenthardt to fill this leadership role when Timothy Shuttleworth retired after serving as the company’s President and CEO since 2004. Guenthardt joined the Eriez Board of Directors in 2011 and was named Executive Vice President of Global Strategy and Development in 2014. Merwin says, “Lukas is an accomplished global executive with a proven track record. His years of experience managing our global subsidiaries have prepared him well for success as our new President and CEO to lead Eriez’ strong [...]

16Mar, 2020

Kice Industries announces Sarah Lawson as its Technical Sales Manager

March 16th, 2020|

WICHITA, Kan. (March 16, 2020) – Kice announced today the appointment of Sarah Lawson as its Technical Sales Manager, based out of Ponca City, OK. In this role, Lawson will be responsible for the oversight of sales throughout the Oklahoma and North Texas territories, providing support for this customer base for the diverse product lines offered by Kice. Lawson is a graduate of Oklahoma State University.  Previously to joining Kice, Lawson spent over 14 years with Bliss Industries in their engineering, customer support, and sales departments. “We are excited to welcome Sarah to Kice Industries, she will be a great [...]

9Mar, 2020

C&W Manufacturing is Now C&W DustTech

March 9th, 2020|

New Name. Same Singular Focus on Dust. ALVARADO, TX (March 6, 2020) – The dominant market leader in Ready-Mix and Concrete Production dust collection since 1978, C&W Manufacturing is now C&W DustTech. This change is based on recently conducted market research that led to a better understanding of what customers value most, including a singular focus on dust, commitment to the advancement of dust collection technologies, and people who are passionate and determined to make a meaningful difference. Today, C&W DustTech is building on this foundation by advancing dust collection technologies that outperform and make a meaningful difference to customers’ [...]

11Sep, 2019

Spiroflow Systems Announces New Vice President of Sales

September 11th, 2019|

Spiroflow, a global leader in the field of powder handling and dry solids processing and an emerging leader as a Control Systems Integrator, is excited to announce Andy Forrester as their new Vice President of Sales for the Americas. Within this role, Forrester will be developing and implementing national sales strategies, opening new vertical markets for Spiroflow, and overseeing the growth of innovative solutions within the Powder and Bulk Solids Industry. “The Spiroflow team will allow me to continue to grow within a great company, whilst helping the team to reach their fullest potential, which is ultimately what allows us [...]

3Aug, 2019

Bunting Magnetics Co. Celebrates 60th Anniversary

August 3rd, 2019|

On August 3rd, 2019, Bunting Magnetics Co. celebrated its 60th anniversary as a company. Founded in 1959 by Walter F. Bunting in Chicago, Illinois, the company has remained family-owned and family-operated ever since. Walter’s son, Robert “Bob” J. Bunting, serves as the current president of the company, and Bob’s son, Robert Bunting Jr., serves as the general manager of the magnet materials division. Both father and son expressed great enthusiasm for the 60th anniversary of the company. “I think it’s very exciting that we’ve been able to achieve 60 years in business as a private, family owned company. It speaks [...]

24Jul, 2019

Bill Werra Joins C&W Manufacturing as Chief Growth Officer

July 24th, 2019|

ALVARADO, TX (July 24, 2019) – C&W Manufacturing is pleased to announce that Bill Werra has joined the company as Chief Growth Officer and a member of the executive leadership team. The newly created position aligns sales and marketing with product and business development to deliver new value to its customers and expand its reach into new markets. “C&W is the recognized leader in innovative dust collection systems for the Ready-Mix market and well known for its innovative technologies and best-in-class equipment,” Werra said.  “I’m excited to join a company that has such a solid foundation upon which to build. [...]

24Jul, 2019

C&W Environmental Solutions Promotes Steve Duncan to Chief Operating Officer

July 24th, 2019|

ALVARADO, TX (July 24, 2019) – C&W Environmental Solutions, a leader in dust collection and air pollution control, recently announced the promotion of Steve Duncan to chief operating officer. In this new role, Duncan will continue to manage the company’s operations, as well as assume a greater role in the management of the business through administrative oversite, new product development, and strategic planning and execution. The strategic plan includes significant upgrades to the company’s manufacturing capabilities to enhance productivity and better position C&W to enter new markets. Duncan will manage the capital expenditure plan, drawing on more than 29 years [...]

10Jun, 2019

Eriez® Announces Three Executive Promotions

June 10th, 2019|

Erie, PA—Eriez® announces the promotions of John Blicha, Greg Nowak and Chris Knoll to new positions within the company’s corporate leadership team. These promotions reflect Eriez’ increased emphasis on global initiatives to support its growing international footprint. John Blicha has been promoted from Director of Global Marketing and Communications to Senior Director of Global Marketing and Communications. He will take on an elevated role on Eriez’ corporate executive team, developing and executing global market growth strategies while continuing to provide strategic and operational direction to Eriez-USA and all Eriez global subsidiaries in the execution of world-class marketing programs. Blicha’s ongoing [...]

21Jan, 2019

Ingram Promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

January 21st, 2019|

Erie, PA—Eriez® President and CEO Tim Shuttleworth announces that Charlie Ingram has been promoted to the newly created position of Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, effective January 1, 2019. Ingram served most recently as Eriez Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Shuttleworth says, “Over his 25 years of dedicated service to Eriez, Charlie has played a key role in developing and executing sales and marketing strategies which have significantly contributed to our company’s substantial growth and worldwide success. He is an extremely effective, respected and strategic leader in the industries we serve.” As Executive Vice President and Chief [...]

13Dec, 2018

Vortex Announces Senior Management Reassignments

December 13th, 2018|

SALINA, KANS -  “Over the past 10 years, Vortex has experienced strong growth – with more on the horizon,” explained Jeff Thompson, president at Vortex. “As our entire organization grows in size and complexity, managing the company will require more specialized focus and coordination, going forward.” With that, Vortex is pleased to announce several reassignments within its senior management team: Jeff Thompson will continue to serve as President, managing the company’s daily business operations. He has been with Vortex since 2002. Travis Young will assume the role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will manage the strategic direction of Vortex, [...]

19Oct, 2018

Jacob Tubing 20th Anniversary

October 19th, 2018|

Jacob Tubing, LP. , a manufacturer of modular tubing based in Memphis, Tennessee, will be celebrating their 20th anniversary celebration on October 19, 2018.