Milwaukee, WI (June, 2016) - June is National Safety Month!
At PFlow, we strive to provide a safe place to work. Our goal is to return all of our employee’s home at the end of the day in the same condition that they came to work in. Our commitment to safety lives in our Safety Mission Statement:
“PFlow is dedicated to developing a safety culture in which employees care enough about each other and themselves to commit to conducting our business injury free.”
As part of our commitment to safety we recently conducted a Safety Slogan contest. Derek Schaller, one of our Cartveyor assemblers came up with the winning slogan of “PFlow Safety, Built to Last!” For his creativity and contribution he won a $100 gift certificate. Way to go Derek!
All employees are part of the Safety team! PFlow recognizes the following employees that go above and beyond as part of the Safety Committee: John Daleke (Maintenance), Angela Bertoni (Inside Sales), Diana Kuemmerlein (HR), Dave Butts (Engineering), John Evanow, Bob Nolin, Frank Pleester, Charles Walker and Jeff Wirt (Operations). The Safety Committee is directed by our President Ted Ruehl, VP of Operations Tom Sowinski, and VP of Sales Dan Walters.
Milwaukee, WI (June 3, 2016) – Van Alstyne Hired as Applications Engineering Manager
PFlow welcomes Randy Van Alstyne as the newest PFlow team member. Randy is devoted to becoming a product and application expert for standard products and options of the PFlow VRC lines. He will also develop and maintain the application engineering department documentation. “I am excited about the opportunity to use my industry experience to continue the development of tools used by the PFlow Application Engineering and Sales teams.”
Randy has over 30 years of design, application, and manufacturing engineering, quality assurance, and management experience with several Wisconsin manufacturers.
Randy earned a BSME from UW-Platteville and is married with five grown children. He currently lives in Menomonee Falls and enjoys playing softball, bike riding, swimming and DIY home projects.
Milwaukee, WI (June, 2016) – Anniversaries - Congratulations PFlow Employees!
Milwaukee, WI (May 18, 2016) – PFlow Takes Second at the Governor's New Product Awards
The Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE) hosted the annual "Governor's New Product Awards & Ceremony" at MSOE's Todd Wehr Conference Center. Products are judged by WSPE based on the benefits that come from research and engineering.
PFlow took second in the Medium Company category for the innovation of the Telescope Mirror Lift System (LSST). Mark Webster and Mike Reilly accepted on PFlow's behalf. Also representing PFlow at the awards banquet was Chris Stoll, Gene Barth and Mark Rhyner. Congratulations, team!
Milwaukee, WI (May 9, 2016) – Reske Hired as Electrical Engineer
PFlow welcomes David Reske as the newest member of the engineering team. David is devoted to producing the best quality product he can. “I look forward to putting my skills to use while learning and growing with PFlow.”
David has 16 years of engineering and electrical design experience in a manufacturing environment. He has worked on many unique products, RO water, Paper handling and binding to packaging, bottling, batching systems.
David has lived in Wisconsin his entire life. He is a Marine Corps veteran and served in the first gulf war. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, Indy car racing, traveling, dogs and cooking. As a single dad of two daughters that are competitive dancers, he enjoys traveling for their competitions.
Milwaukee, WI (May 2, 2016) – Blanke Hired as Mechanical Design Engineer
PFlow welcomes Brandon Blanke as the newest member of the engineering team. Brandon is devoted to developing quality custom products for PFlow. “I look forward to expanding my knowledge and experience as a Mechanical Engineer through learning about and working with PFlow’s VRC lifts.”
Brandon has three years of experience in machine design from QuadTech, with eight years of experience in data processing and technical support from Quad Graphics.
Brandon is earning his BS in Engineering from MSOE at the end of May. In the fall he will be returning to MSOE for a MS in Engineering Management. Outside of school and work Brandon practices photography (Blanke Photos via Facebook), and enjoys spending time with his wife and family.
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 (March 24, 2016) – Schmidt Takes on Installation Responsibilities
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 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.
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 (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. 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!