The management team at Flexco boasts years of expertise in a variety of industries. From sales and business knowledge to engineering know-how, these proficient resources can address the issues of today and give you a glimpse into the future of belt conveyor productivity.
Richard A. White, President and Chief Executive Officer, heads global operations for Flexco and serves on the company’s Board of Directors at each of its locations around the world. He was appointed to the position in May 2005 after serving as Executive Vice President. White joined Flexco in 1986 as the company’s first marketing manager. He holds a B.S. degree from Boston University and earned his M.B.A. at the University of Chicago. He is also a member of NIBA and PTDA, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Thomas S. Wujek, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, holds responsibility for U.S.-based manufacturing facilities in Downers Grove, IL, and Grand Rapids, MI. He was appointed to the position in May 2005 after serving as Vice President of Sales and Operations. During his tenure with Flexco, Wujek has served the Flexco organization in several capacities including Quality Assurance Manager, Field Sales Representative, and Sales and Operations Manager respectively. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is also an active member of NIBA, PTDA, and the National Mining Association (NMA).
Michael Stein, Vice President of Marketing, holds worldwide responsibility for product management and marketing communications. In this role, he is familiar with marketing developments nationally and internationally, as well as marketing issues in the diverse industries served by Flexco. He also coordinates communications with Flexco’s subsidiaries in the United States, India, Singapore, Mexico, England, Germany, Australia, South Africa, and China. A member of the National Industrial Belting Association (NIBA) and the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), Stein holds a B.S. degree from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Greg Westphall, Director of Engineering, heads the Flexco Engineering team. His responsibilities include mechanical belt fasteners and installation tools for fasteners marketed by Flexco worldwide. Westphall has over 10 years of engineering and management experience. He has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in Management from Northwestern University. Westphall is a member of the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA).
Kerry Meacham, Director of North American Sales, oversees all Flexco sales and service activities in the U.S. and Canada. He is responsible for maintaining sales and distribution strategies that support growth targets in the company’s largest global sales region. Meacham has 16 years of experience in the conveyor and belting industry, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communications from Lipscomb University and an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University. He is also an active member of NIBA.
Dick Reynolds, Sales and Distribution Manager (North America), has more than 25 years experience working with the mining and aggregates industries, as well as with Flexco’s mining and industrial distributors. He supervises our 26 North American territory managers. He has served on the Board of Directors for NIBA and is active in PTDA.
Our subject matter experts address industry issues every day, working to make Flexco products the best at maximising belt conveyor productivity. Whether it’s light-duty or heavy-duty products, consider these resources your go-to sources for the newest industry innovations.
Chip Winiarski, Director of Marketing — Heavy Duty, has more than 16 years of experience serving global and end-user customers, distributors, OEMs, design firms, and belting companies engaged in surface mining, underground coal mining, open pit coal mining, prep plants, ports and terminals, steel manufacturing, coal-fired power plants, quarrying, aggregates, cement, lumber, recycling, and related industries. Additional responsibilities include product development and introductions for mechanical belt fasteners (MBF), belt conveyor products (BCP), Tasman Warajay Technology™ (transfer chutes), and CoreTech™ (rollers), go-forward service strategy, marketing communications, and related value-creating programs for customers in these markets. Chip holds a B.S. degree from Oberlin College and an M.B.A. from The Ohio State University.
Beth Miller, Director of Marketing — Light Duty, has more than 24 years of experience in serving global end users, distributors, OEMs, and belting companies engaged in various light duty applications, including package and parts handling, agriculture, food processing, commercial laundry, corrugated boxboard, filter media, and related industries. She is responsible for the development and implementation of marketing strategies for these markets and the following product lines: Novitool®, Alligator®, Clipper®, and Tatch-A-Cleat®. Beth holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hope College and has taken numerous M.B.A. classes from Western Michigan University.
Ryan Grevenstuk, Senior Product Manager, manages the belt conveyor products (BCP) line, providing product development and engineering with guidance on market requirements for both new product concepts and existing products. Also leads the development of technical and promotional literature supporting the BCP line. Grevenstuk holds a B.A. degree from Central Michigan University, as well as an M.B.A. from Western Michigan University.
Steve Courteau, Product Manager, is responsible for the overall marketing strategy and activities associated with the Novitool®, Alligator®Spiral Lacing, and Tatch-A-Cleat®product lines. He has more than 18 years of experience in sales and market development in the light-duty industry. Courteau has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Aquinas College and is currently enrolled in the M.B.A. program at Grand Valley State University.
Bob Lord, Product Manager, is responsible for the overall marketing strategy and activities associated with the transfer chute program, including the most powerful controlled-flow technology on the market: Tasman Warajay Technology™. Lord has a B.S. degree and Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, as well as an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Patrick Mukushina, Product Manager, is responsible for the global marketing strategy for heavy duty mechanical belt fasteners. He is involved in product development and the creation of communication materials for the heavy duty mechanical fastener product lines, as well as incorporating the Voice of the Customer into future product advancements. Mukushina holds a B.S. degree from Northern Illinois University and an M.B.A. from DePaul University.
Chris Poe, Product Manager, is responsible for the CoreTech™ global marketing program, working closely with end-users, the distribution channel, Flexco subsidiaries, and manufacturing facilities, to ensure the end-user has the best roll technology available to reduce total cost of ownership. Poe has an M.S. degree in Inorganic Chemistry from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.A. degree in Chemistry from Knox College.