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Milwaukee, WI (March 31, 2014) -- Heimbruch Hired as Sr. Project Engineer

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PFlow Industries welcomes Glenn Heimbruch as the newest member of the Engineering Team. Glenn has over 25 years' experience in the design and development of highly engineered products. Products and industries he has worked with are; hydrodynamic fluid film bearings for US Navy submarines, concrete placing equipment for the construction industry and large roll compactors for the mining industry.

“I enjoy the creative aspect of the product development process. My goal has always been to make cost effective high performance products that exceed customer expectations.”

Glenn earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering focused in machine design from UW - Milwaukee. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin. Glenn's daughter and son will also be University of Wisconsin alumni. Katelyn is a junior at UW - Madison and Robert will be attending Madison in the fall. Glenn enjoys spending time with his wife Lynn, cheering on the Packers, Badgers and Brewers. His interests include golfs, tennis and home brewing.

Milwaukee, WI (March 3, 2014) -- Britton Hired as Marketing Coordinator

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PFlow Industries welcomes Allison Britton as the newest member of the Marketing Team, devoted to promoting the companies brand awareness. Allison’s ten years of experience includes working in the marketing and graphic design field for the architectural and engineering industry.

“I look forward to growing as a marketing professional while learning about a new industry. Pflow had a great team of individuals dedicated to a quality product.”

Allison earned her BA in graphic design from Drake University – Des Moines, Iowa. After college she lived in Minneapolis for seven years and returned to Wisconsin three years ago. In her free time she enjoys scuba diving, running and spending time with family.

Milwaukee, WI (January, 1 2014)-- Bertoni Hired as Inside Sale Rep.

 

PFlow Industries welcomes Angela Bertoni as the newest member of the Inside Sale Team, a group devoted to supporting the regional managers by pricing equipment and providing quotes.  Angela’s previous experience includes eight years of online banking product support for a finance technology company. Prior to that she spent eight years of back office support for a family owned furniture company.

“Having been with PFlow for several months as a contract employee, I am excited to be a permanent part of the PFlow ‘family’. Switching gears from a financial technology company and into manufacturing, I am eager to grow alongside an industry leader.”

Angela earned her Associates Degree in Arts & Sciences from University of Wisconsin – Waukesha County. Angela has spent her entire life in the metro-Milwaukee area. She is very dedicated to spending time with her family and enjoys being outdoors. In her free time she volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America.

Milwaukee, WI (January, 1 2014) -- Ford Hired as Scan Project Lead

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PFlow Industries welcomes Sara Ford as the newest member of the Document Imaging Team. Sara is the Project Lead for a company-wide imaging project. In this role she is excited to lead PFlow in a new direction of greener processes and procedures.

Sara previously worked for PFlow in the Purchasing Department as Purchasing Clerk. She has now returned to head this new undertaking.

In her spare time, Sara enjoys working hot rods and visiting car shows.

Milwaukee, WI (November 8, 2013) -- Kilbourn Hired as Project Manager

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Milwaukee, Wis (November 8, 2013) – PFlow Industries, the pioneer and leading manufacturer of vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs) welcomes Kent Kilbourn as the newest member of the Project Management Team, a group of customer service specialists devoted to overseeing the design and construction process of material lifts from receipt of purchase order to final shipment.

Kent joins PFlow after several years as a Total Access Specialist at Airgas, the nation’s largest supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gasses. His experience in account management and business development will allow him to successfully foster relationships with dealers and ensure customer satisfaction during all phases of the production cycle. Prior to Airgas, Kent worked as Service Sales Manager at Milwaukee Harley Davidson.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to join PFlow – a company with such a good reputation for quality and ingenuity. As a project manager, I am eager to learn about the growing VRC industry and become a valuable resource to our customers.”

Kent earned an Associate’s degree in Arts & Sciences from University of Wisconsin – Washington County and is a certified Military Corrections Officer and Personal Trainer. He served as a 95C Correctional Specialist in the United States Army where he maintained custody and control of maximum security inmates within a federal prison. Outside the office, his interests include health and fitness, building/restoring motorcycles and spending time with his wife and 2 children.

Milwaukee, WI (July 20, 2013) -- Kurt Ohlinger Promoted to Inside Sales Technical Specialist

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PFlow Industries, the pioneer and leading manufacturer of vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs), is pleased to announce that longtime Senior Project Manager, Kurt Ohlinger, has been promoted to Inside Sales Technical Specialist. He will report to Joe Dziadosz, Director of Inside Sales.

“Due to the high volume in our quoting division, we knew some departmental restructuring was needed to meet that demand. This new position was created to strengthen the team and Kurt’s extensive experience made him the ideal candidate,” said Joe of the promotion. 

With over 16 years at PFlow, Kurt will easily transition into this position and its new set of responsibilities. These include estimating, specification review and quoting special projects. He will rejoin the Inside Sales team after a successful career in Project Management where his detailed nature and multi-tasking skills have allowed him to take on increasingly complex projects, working within the framework of the order to maximize customer satisfaction and project success. For the past 10 years, he has been the primary liaison for Cartveyor™ Shopping Cart Conveyors, managing the order process from the point-of-order to final shipment.

“Over the years, I have had the opportunity to build relationships with PFlow dealers and this role allows me to continue working alongside them, just at a different stage in the sales cycle,” said Kurt.

An avid runner and skier, Kurt spends his time outside of work training for long-distance races.  

Milwaukee, WI (June 24, 2013) -- Niemeyer, Material Handling Industry Veteran, Joins PFlow

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PFlow Industries, the pioneer and leading manufacturer of vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs) is pleased to announce that Ray Niemeyer has joined the team as a National Accounts Manager and Code Specialist, reporting to Chuck Cobb, National Sales Manager.

"Ray has been an active member of the material handling industry for many years and understands the unique challenges we can face as a VRC manufacturer," said Cobb. "His expertise and perspective will be a valuable resource for growth strategies moving forward."

In this newly created position, Ray will build partnerships with major retailers and national accounts to determine solutions that go beyond a single application. Additionally, he will address industry code issues by collaborating with industry and various installation, service and code approval entities on a national level.

A 21-year veteran of the Material Handling Industry, Ray has most recently served as a Director with the internationally recognized Material Handling & Logistics industry trade associate, MHI, formally known as MHIA. While with MHI, he held both the position of Membership Director and Educational Services Director for the Technical Career Education Program and was the Managing Executive for multiple vertical industry groups, including the Lift Manufacturers Product Section (LMPS), Loading Dock Equipment Manufacturers Association (LODEM), Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA) and Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment Council (EASE).

Ray's background also includes sales and marketing management roles with VRC manufacturers and 18 years in the work positioning, vertical and specialty lift industry. His experience will bring a high-level of professional and in-depth industry knowledge, to preserve PFlow's place as the leader in material lifting industry. His expertise in developing new and managing existing ANSI standards will keep PFlow at the forefront of any industry regulation changes.

"I'm extremely excited to share my global industry experience at PFlow and look forward to making a significant impact in company sales and collaborating with the VRC industry to address regional and national code issues."

Milwaukee, WI (June 24, 2013) -- Hoffman Brought on to Head Western Territory

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Tim Hoffman has returned to PFlow Industries, the pioneer and leading manufacturer of vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs) after 15 years to become the Western Regional Sales Manager. Tim will assume responsibility for the territory, which encompasses all states west of Colorado - plus North and South Dakota that was previously being serviced by Chuck Cobb, National Sales Manager.

With over 28 years in industrial sales and marketing management, Tim is well acquainted with the VRC market. While holding the National/International Sales Manager title at PFlow during the 1990s, he contributed to multi-million dollar sales increases by maintaining successful relationships with business partners.

Prior to returning to PFlow, Tim specialized in new business development for a national door manufacturer where he developed and implemented strategies to increase territory sales while maintaining profit margins. He oversaw nearly $20 million in business.

“Finding the right candidate in this specialized industry can be a challenge, but bringing Tim back will eliminate that learning curve so he can make an immediate impact, “ said Cobb. “We see significant growth potential in the western territory and are pleased to have such an experienced sales manager on board to find the right material lifting solutions for our customers.”

Milwaukee, WI (June 20, 2013) -- New Sales Specialist on Board at PFlow

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PFlow Industries, the pioneer and leading manufacturer of vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs) has brought Nick Quartuccio on board for a newly created Sales Specialist position. He will work alongside project management, estimating and quoting special projects, as well as assist with national accounts and contract management.

“Adding Nick to the PFlow team bolsters our focus on expanding the VRC market and demonstrates our commitment to remain the industry leader,” said Tom Archie, Director of Sales Engineering.

Nick comes to PFlow with a strong sales background, which includes 5 years in the brokerage industry before entering the industrial arena with engineering design software sales. Most recently, he served as a sales specialist for a large industrial gas and welding supply company.

A former Marine with Fox Company 224 based in Milwaukee, he holds a Finance degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and actively volunteers as a mountain biking patrolman in his free time.

Milwaukee, WI (April 24, 2013) -- Michael Reilly Promoted to Manager of Product Engineering

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PFlow Industries, the pioneer and leading manufacturer of vertical reciprocating conveyors, is proud to announce the promotion of Michael Reilly to Manager of Product Engineering. He will report to the Vice President of Engineering, Mark Webster.

“I am fortunate to have Michael leading our design engineering group,” says Webster. “He is an excellent engineer with a passion for his work, and enjoys tackling the daily design challenges we face as a custom equipment manufacturer. His efforts contribute significantly toward Pflow’s goal of remaining a leader in vertical material handling.”

For nearly 6 years, Michael has been performing project engineering, scheduling and other important functions within the engineering department. He has also played a key role in many recent process improvements. As manager, he will now lead PFlow’s team of skilled technical designers and drafters and take on the additional responsibility of managing all engineering work associated with producing PFlow’s products. Michael appreciates the opportunity he has at PFlow to play an integral role in the development of highly specialized projects; his most memorable to date was a 16,000 lb. capacity servo-mechanical screw lift designed to scan aircraft via on-board radar equipment supplied by the customer.

He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering for the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1996 and has applied his mechanical design expertise at several employee and family-owned companies prior to joining PFlow. His most notable professional accomplishment is being named on a patent for a carrier tape vibrating module used in the inspection and packaging of semi-conductor integrated circuits.

Outside the office, Michael enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife and 2 sons.

 

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