Vecoplan Midwest Expands Team For Wood & Biomass


Vecoplan Midwest Grows Focus On Wood & Biomass Industries

Vecoplan Midwest, LLC, a subsidiary of Vecoplan LLC, has augmented its sales team to increase its focus on wood and biomass markets. In addition, it welcomes a new engineer for projects and product development.

“As a leader in shredding and pelletizing equipment, it is logical for us to add salespeople in areas where we can grow,” says Vecoplan Midwest COO, Bill Miller. “The new sales team members bring a combined 70 years’ experience to our customers to help them, in turn, grow or increase efficiencies.”

Willie Baldwin is based in Portland, Oregon and comes from the primary wood industry. Serving in roles including customer service, inside and outside sales, and sales management, he has over 20 years’ experience. Baldwin has called on the industry across the entire country and has intimate knowledge of cutting technologies. He will be focusing on western states for Vecoplan.

Will Brennan serves as an independent rep for Vecoplan in Western Canada. Based in the Vancouver area, Brennan specializes in biomass applications in size reduction. He has over 25 years’ experience in various industries including primary and secondary wood processing and material handling, His technical background in mechanical engineering technology allows him to understand and contribute to complex projects in regards to wood and biomass waste.

Mike Proost has over 25 years in industrial sales throughout the Midwest and Western US regions. Proost brings to Vecoplan expertise in the material reduction and handling applications in various sectors. His expertise in size-reducing technology applies to multiple types of material, allows him to identify cost savings opportunities for facilities, be it through production and conveyor efficiencies or extending the life of machines. Proost is based in St. Louis and covers the central Midwest region of the country, south to Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Vecoplan Midwest, LLC is a subsidiary of North Carolina-based Vecoplan, LLC, both of which are part of Vecoplan AG located in Germany. The companies manufacture industrial and mobile shredders for size reduction of virtually any material, selling into plastics, wood, recycling, and waste markets. TheVecoplan Midwest office focuses on the wood and biomass business and sells pelletizing equipment in addition to shredders.

At its home office in Indiana, Vecoplan Midwest has hired Cliff von Hoene sales engineer who will be part of the team that oversees projects and engineering functions for the company. Over a span of 35 years, von Hoene has worked both domestically and abroad, including Asia and Europe. He specializes in industrial design in fabrication and manufacturing for both large and small customer sectors. Von Hoene is a graduate of Auburn University.

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