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, is responsible for sales and operations in the Americas and Australia. He is actively involved in and serves as a Director of the other global sales regions and Flexco operations. 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 active in NIBA - The Belting Association (serving as President in 2014), as well as 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.
Gregory Westphall, Director of Engineering, is responsible for product development and product engineering for Mechanical Belt Fasteners, Belt Conveyor Accessories, Belt Fabrication Tools, and Belt Maintenance Tools worldwide. heads the Flexco Engineering team. Westphall is the single-point contact for managing all patent-related intellectual property for Flexco. He has more than 20 years of engineering and management experience and holds 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 licensed engineer in the state of Illinois, an active member of the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA), and a member of the Society of Mining and Exploration (SME).
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.
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Beth Miller, Director of Marketing — Light Duty, has more than 27 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®. Miller holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hope College and has taken numerous M.B.A. classes from Western Michigan University.
Chip Winiarski, Director of Marketing — Heavy Duty, has more than 20 years of experience serving global 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. Responsibilities include product and go-to-market strategy development marketing communications, product development and introductions, and related value-creating programs for customers in the mechanical belt fasteners (MBF) and belt conveyor product (BCP) markets. Winiarski holds a B.S. degree from Oberlin College and an M.B.A. from The Ohio State University with concentrations in Strategy and Finance.
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. He 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.
Katie Hay, Product Manager, is responsible for the overall marketing strategy and activities associated with light-duty mechanical belt fasteners and belt conveyor products including new product development, market analysis, and global strategy. Her product responsibilities includes the Clipper® Wire Hooks, Alligator® Staple, Alligator® Lacing, Alligator® Rivet, and Alligator® Plastic Rivet product lines. Hay holds a B.S.C.E. degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
Aaron Rosso, Senior Product Manager, is responsible for managing the Heavy-Duty Mechanical Belt Fastener program globally for Flexco, including the program vision and strategy, product development plan, product line portfolio, promotion, PR and communications, pricing, and profitability. Rosso graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in Finance and received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University with a concentration in Marketing and Strategy.
Michelle Young, Product Manager, manages the overall global business, market plans, technical support, and activities associated with the light-duty belt fabrication market of Novitool®, Alligator® Spiral Lacing, and Tatch-A-Cleat® product lines, including new product development, market analysis, and global strategy. Young holds a B.A. degree from Albion College in Albion, Mich., as well as an M.S. from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.