Western States Announces Promotion of Rick Heitman to Quality Assurance Manager

Larry Haubner, Director of Sales and Marketing
Western States Machine Company
+1 513.287.7539

Western States - Rick Heitman[Fairfield, OH, U.S.A. - October 19, 2017] - Western States is proud to announce our newest promotion of Rick Heitman to Quality Assurance Manager.

Heitman has been a Western States employee for 39 years; a true company man who always has the company’s best interest at heart. Heitman’s knowledge of our parts, processes and manufacturing makes him a very valuable resource for our current Operations and Engineering teams.

Since 1976, Heitman has held several positions in the manufacturing department: he started as a Welder, went on to be the Lead Welder; in 1993, he became the Shop Supervisor, and moved to the Quality Assurance department in 1999.

Robert Sinnard, President of Western States shares, "This promotion is well deserved because of the quality of his work and his dedication to Western States. Rick’s attention to detail and acquired knowledge of our products have helped keep the company an industry leader. It is because of employees like Rick that we are able to continue to supply the best centrifuges in the world."

About Western States

Western States is the only remaining United States-based sugar centrifuge/centrifugal manufacturer (machines utilized to separate liquids from solids). Brand names include Western States, Roberts Centrifugals, and TITAN. Western States has majority ownership in BIG Tecnología and Colmena in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. BIG Tecnología and Colmena service the sugar and ethanol industries with engineering, customer support, replacement parts, and equipment rebuild services. Additionally, Western States is a distributor for Riera Nadeu, S.A. located in Barcelona, Spain.

While Western States originated to develop and manufacture improvements for centrifugals in the sugar industry, expansion occurred in 1950 to include centrifuges for non-sugar industries including the separation of fine chemicals, agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Since its humble beginnings, Western States has grown to become a global supplier for both the Sugar and Chem/Pharma industries with more than 6,000 centrifugals installed world-wide.

Western States is located at 625 Commerce Center Drive, Fairfield, Ohio U.S.A. and can be reached by telephone +1 513.863.4758; by email innovation@westernstates.com; or via the website at www.westernstates.com.

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