Industry News: Stellar Industries, Manitou, J&J Truck Bodies Appoint New Executives

In recent news, Stellar Industries announces promotions, and JWC Environmental makes an acquisition.
Industry News: Stellar Industries, Manitou, J&J Truck Bodies Appoint New Executives
Stellar Industries Inc. announced the promotion of Steve Schnieders to vice president, Supply Chain and Operations.

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Stellar Promotes Schnieders to VP, Fisk to Operations
Stellar Industries Inc. recently announced the promotion of Steve Schnieders to vice president, Supply Chain and Operations. Schnieders takes on the first vice president position at Stellar since David Zrostlik assumed the presidency in 2000. Additionally, Jim Fisk has been appointed director of operations for both the Garner and Kanawha facilities. The director of operations position will report to Schnieders. Schnieders has been a Stellar employee for almost 20 years. He has held the position of engineering manager, in addition to operations manager. Fisk comes to this position with over 20 years of experience and success with Lean Manufacturing in various industries, including truck and trailer manufacturing and up-fitting.  

JWC Environmental to acquire IPEC Consultants Ltd.
JWC Environmental has entered into an agreement to acquire IPEC Consultants Ltd., a manufacturer of solids/liquid separation products for wastewater and specialty industrial process liquids. The pending acquisition advances the commitment that JWC has to offering the most extensive lineup of screening solutions to its municipal and industrial customer base. As part of the acquisition, Bert Irwin, founder and owner of IPEC, will join the JWC executive team to support the ongoing business.

J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers appoints new sales manager
J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers announced the appointment of Corey Sechler as national sales manager. Sechler will be responsible for the direction and oversight of the J&J sales department in both commercial and municipal sales, expanding the customer base, and developing national accounts. 

Manitou Americas announces new vice president of sales and marketing
Manitou Americas is pleased to announce the promotion of Eric Burkhammer to the position of vice president of sales and marketing for Manitou Americas Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Manitou BF located in Ancenis, France. Effective immediately Burkhammer will be responsible for the sales and marketing of the Manitou, Gehl, Mustang and Edge brands in the U.S. and Canada.  

Dwyer Group welcomes new CFO and new general counsel to executive team
Dwyer Group Inc., one of the world’s largest franchising companies of trade service brands, has announced that Jon Shell has joined the company as CFO and Grayson Brown has joined the company as general counsel, effective immediately. “We’re excited to welcome Jon and Grayson to our executive team at a pinnacle time in our organization’s national and international growth,” says Mike Bidwell, president and CEO of Dwyer Group. “They are outstanding executives with knowledge and experience that will benefit us greatly as we take our company to the next level as the leader in the service trades.”


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