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Milwaukee, WI (April, 2016) -- PFlow Service Department Changes

In our continuing efforts to provide the best possible customer service PFlow has restructured our customer service department.

The existing team has been reorganized into three distinct groups; Technical Support, Field Operations and Parts. To facilitate this change going forward Mitch Cain has been added to the team as our new Service Manager.

Mitch brings over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering and field service. Mitch's vision for the team moving forward includes:

  • Improve our processes and procedures to increase awareness, eliminate waste and improve response times. 
  • Utilize existing data to better track, measure and report what we do.
  • Train personnel to increase their individual ability contribute to the team.
  • Improve Communications both internally and externally to foster a relationship built on trust and accountability.
  • Continue development of training initiatives, preventative maintenance programs and spare parts promotions to help our customers succeed.

In addition we have made some key changes to existing personnel. Kevin Sprong has been named Field Operations Manager and will be responsible for scheduling all supervision, startup and service of PFlow equipment at customer sites. Kevin recently celebrated 20 years of service at PFlow and brings tremendous talent and insight to this new position. 

Pat Hermann has been named Parts Manager and will oversee all aspects of our parts department. Pat is a proven professional with nearly ten years of service at PFlow. In his new role Pat will focus his talents on decreasing response times and improving performance on parts orders. 

Milwaukee, WI (May, 2016) -- Anniversaries - Congratulations PFlow Employees!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milwaukee, WI (March 24, 2016) – Schmidt Takes on Installation Responsibilites

PFlow is excited to announce that Stephanie Schmidt is now responsible for coordinating installations and communication for national accounts and dealer installations. The purpose of this role is to simplify the process by streamlining communication internally and externally which will enhance our customer experience.

 

Milwaukee, WI (March 14, 2016) – Cain Hired as Service Manager

PFlow Service Manager Mitch CainPFlow welcomes Mitch Cain as the newest member of the service team. Mitch is devoted to ensuring that PFlow provides the best customer service in the industry. Mitch’s experience includes leading teams in the design, manufacture, installation and service of industrial machinery. “I look forward to all of the acquaintances I will make while becoming familiar with a new industry.

Mitch was born in Mississippi, raised in Illinois and moved to Wisconsin in 1989. He studied at DeVry University in Chicago, IL and College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn IL. In his spare time he enjoys exploring computer and electronic technology, learning to play guitar and spending time with “Buddy,” his golden retriever. 

Milwaukee, WI (January 4, 2016) -- Thank You to All that Contributed!

In 2015 PFlow donated 245 pounds of food! 

Hunger Task Force: "Thank you Milwaukee for your generous support in 2015. With your help, we made our goal and are able to continue our commitment to local families who need a helping hand."

Nationwide (November 11, 2015) -- Veteran's Day

To the men and women in uniform, past, present and future - thank you!

On November 11th, we continue to honor America's veterans for their service to our country. Milwaukee businesses and Nationwide franchises are thanking veterans with special discounts on restaurants, goods, services and events. Click here to learn about these offers. 

Milwaukee, WI (October 8, 2015) -- Ryan Bauhs hired as Project Coordinator

PFlow welcomes Ryan Bauhs as PFlow's newest Project Coordinator. Ryan is devoted to providing the best project management for PFlow customers and employees. “I look forward to the challenges that project management presents and becoming a better professional and person each day.” 

His previous experience includes 10 years of outside sales in the uniform industry and one year of project management in the architectural fabrication industry.  

Ryan has a BS in Political Science from UW-Milwaukee and an MBA from Cardinal Stritch College. He has lived in Milwaukee since 2002. Ryan enjoys Wisconsin sports and recreation including; hunting, golfing, and all the great summer activities in the area.  

Milwaukee, WI (September 24, 2015) -- Eric Key hired as Field Service Technician

PFlow welcomes Eric Key as PFlow's newest Field Service Technician. Eric is devoted to providing the best service and representation of PFlow to our customers. “I look forward to learning the new technology that is being used for our various systems. Seeing some of the systems that have been assembled has been amazing.”

Eric earned his Associates degree in Electronics from ITT Tech and has 10 years of technical service, electronics production and product management experience in the electrical industry. He has lived in the Milwaukee area 30 years making him a big Wisconsin sports fan. In his free time he cheers on the Brewers, Bucks, Packers and Badgers, works on home improvements projects and enjoys time with family and friends.

Milwaukee, WI (September 10, 2015) -- Travis Eidler hired as Electrical Engineering Technician

PFlow welcomes Travis Eidler as PFlow's newest Electrical Engineering Technician. Travis previously worked as an Automotive Lab Technician. His primary responsibility was to help prepare electrical and hydraulic tests on automotive valves.  

“I look forward to applying my experience and education in a role that will not only be beneficial to the company but also help expand my knowledge in engineering. Travis will continue his education at MSOE for an undergrad in Electrical Engineering. Travis also received his Associates in Electrical Engineering from WCTC.

In his free time, Travis enjoys running to keep active. He has also completed four Tough Mudders and is planning on six more in the next three years. 

Milwaukee, WI (September 10, 2015) -- Mike (Xiyue) Mao hired as Electrical Engineer

PFlow welcomes Mike (Xiyue) Mao as PFlow's newest Electrical Engineer. Mike will coordinate with Jonathan Kumbera on electrical/control system design, denoted to supplying the best operation experience for PFlow clients.

Mike has two years’ experience in electrical and mechanical engineering, specifically control systems with PLC and CNC machines. His college experience includes team leadership for control systems and senior design groups.

"I look forward to learning more industrial experience in both electrical design and hands-on jobs. Glad to be a member of such a perfect team and it will be a pleasure to make contributions and grow with the company.”

Mike received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering while living in China. Also a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from UW-Milwaukee. He has enjoyed living in America everyday since moving here three years ago. In his free time he plays tennis, soccer and swims. Cooking is his specialty! 

Milwaukee, WI (August 14, 2015) -- Nick Quartuccio hired as Western regional Manager 

We are pleased to announce that Nick Quartuccio has accepted the position of Western Regional Manager.

Nick has been a sales specialist handling systems projects with PFlow for two years. His experience in handling complex projects will serve him well in his new role. He will transition to this new position on September 1, 2015. Nick will handle sales for Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota and South Dakota. 

Milwaukee, WI (August 10, 2015) -- Carrie Rusch hired as Engineering Support Specialist 

PFlow welcomes Carrie Rusch as our new Engineering Support Specialist. Carrie is dedicated to learning about the PFlow products and customers satisfaction.  

Carrie has over 15 years of customer service, inside sales and expediting experience, in the building and food industries.  “I’m honored to have this opportunity to work for PFlow Industries.  I look forward to becoming an integral part of the engineering team.” 

Carrie is a Milwaukee native and was an Air Force wife. She has lived around the country, resided in Germany and is now settled in West Bend, WI.  She has two sons. One is attending school in New Hampshire and is an intern at BAE Systems. The other lives locally and is employed as a semi-truck driver and crane operator. She enjoys reading, visiting Arizona, spending time with her large extended family and is an avid rock hound. As an empty nester, she help with house and pet sitting for others.

Milwaukee, WI (July 6, 2015) -- Chris Stoll Hired as Project Engineer

PFlow Industries welcomes Chris Stoll as the newest member of Engineering. Chris will be dedicated to developing safe and efficient material handling equipment, using modern engineering technology for solid modeling and simulation.

Chris has 17 years of engineering experience in the material handling industry. His last four years were spent working on major projects in the global energy and mining industries.

Chris looks forward to new engineering challenges that come with PFlow’s standard and custom engineered products. He also welcomes the opportunity to share technical knowledge with PFlow colleagues and further develop his skills in solid modeling and simulation software. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and being with family.

Our engineering department continues to grow! PFlow is proud to have the largest engineering staff in the VRC industry. Our staff totals 24, with a combined vertical conveyor experience of 240 years!

Milwaukee, WI (June 16, 2015) -- Brain Braam Hired as Midwest Regional Manager

PFlow welcomes Brian Braam as the Midwest Regional Manager. Brian will handle sales for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota,  Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin..

"I am honored to be part of such a highly regarded company like Pflow. I look forward to representing the BEST VRC's in the industry." 

Previously, Brian was an in plant specialist for Arbon Equipment. Brian represented Rite Hite products and various Allied vendors in Wisconsin. He has held positions in the material handling industry for the past 15 years. Brian is married with two college age daughters. He enjoys golf, softball and spending time with his family.

Milwaukee, WI (May 28, 2015) -- 2014 Governors New Product Award

The Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers 2014 Governors New Product Award: We are excited and honored to announce that last night PFlow took second in the medium sized company category for the moving floor system. Thank you to WSPE for hosting the event and congratulations to all the recipients.

Milwaukee, WI (May 19, 2015) -- 2014 Governors New Product Award

Moving Floor SystemPFlow's moving floor system is up for the 2014 Governors New Product Award.

The award recognizes Wisconsin's leading manufacturers who have contributed to the State's economic growth through the development, manufacturing and marketing of new and innovative products. PFlow will exhibit at the conference and attend the banquet.

Thank you to the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers for considering us.



 


 

Milwaukee, WI (May 19, 2015) -- Kobylarz New M2K System Administrator

Justin Kobylarz

PFlow is excited to announce that Justin Kobylarz has taken the role as our M2K System Administrator. In addition to his company-wide M2K responsibilities, Justin will be providing IT support outside of the realm of M2K.

Justin has been with PFlow for 13 years and brings a wide variety of skills to the position, such as, computer, mechanical, electrical and customer service. Congratulations Justin!

 

Beverage World Magazine (April 15, 2015) -- 2015 Warehousing Innovation Awards: Reaching New Heights

We're excited to announce that PFlow has been selected for the Beverage World Innovation Award. PFlow was recognized for our Warehouse Innovation. This is the first time they’ve run these awards. Check out what they said about PFlow. 

Beverage World Innovation Award.

 

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