Solving Business Challenges
As a successful privately-owned company, we are able to function flexibly, yet scale-able for the demanding business requirements of our customers. We understand that our employees are the back-bone to our continued success and effective leadership is defined by results. Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others. Central Conveyor did not focus on being the Industry Leader, we focused on making a difference - the result is unsurpassed customer service and best-value solutions!
Rick Wells has served in several leadership roles at Central Conveyor including COO and President, and became CEO in 2014. Mr. Wells has spearheaded the strategic initiatives focused on growth, quality, expanding capabilities and customer satisfaction. These initiatives were developed to leverage the company's superior track record, products, reputation and expertise to expand its customer base and grow its service and product offerings to all of its customers. As a result of these initiatives, the company has experienced consistent annual growth resulting in consecutive years of record sales and a significant expansion of the company's work force. With the further addition of KCI to the Company, Central Conveyor has broadened its capabilities and expertise in order to provide the highest quality products and services for its valued customers.
Kevin Estes has been in the material handling and conveyor business since 1989 and is a co-founder of Central Conveyor Company. Mr. Estes is a Central Conveyor Company shareholder, a Member of its Board of Directors and a member of its Executive Management team. Mr. Estes manages the company's Detroit based operations team and oversees the Michigan based team's customer projects including the departmental functions of production, engineering, project management and field installation. Mr. Estes has also personally managed some of the company's largest and most dynamic projects including multi-million dollar automation and conveyor systems installed at GM, Ford and Chrysler.
Jeff DeBrabander has been in the material handling and conveyor business since 1980 and is a co-founder of Central Conveyor Company. Mr. DeBrabander is a Central Conveyor Company shareholder, a Member of its Board of Directors and a member of its Executive Management team. Mr. DeBrabander oversees and manages the company's Estimating and Sales departments. Mr. DeBrabander has worked as a millwright, detailer, site coordinator, and a project manager during his career, so he understands all aspects of the company's business providing him with a unique understanding and insight regarding the projects being considered for proposal and bid.
Greg Gallagher joined Central Conveyor in May 2016.
Jim Schultz has been in the material handling and conveyor business since 1975 and is a co-founder of Central Conveyor Company. Mr. Schultz is a Central Conveyor Company shareholder and a member of its Executive Management team. Mr. Schultz oversees and manages the company's Manufacturing Department. After completing the requirements of the Millwright Institute of Technology trade school, Mr. Schultz started in the industry as a millwright and then transitioned into supervisor and field superintendent. Mr. Schultz expanded his skill set into project management, sales and estimating prior to overseeing the operations of fabrication and assembly. Mr. Schultz is also an active member of the Michigan Conveyor Manufacturers Association.
Mr. Mazurowski joined Central Conveyor in the 4th quarter of 2016, bringing 36 years of fabricating and conveyor experience to the team. Mr. Mazurowski also possesses an extensive knowledge of structural steel and has implemented further process and safety improvements in the manufacturing department.
Dan Zinger was recruited to lead the Alabama operations of Central Conveyor Company in 2012. Mr. Zinger brought with him extensive executive level management experience at several Detroit area automation companies including over 20 years with Durr Group, where he served as President/CEO of Durr Ecoclean Group, NA and prior to that at Durr Automation, Inc. Mr. Zinger manages the company's Alabama based operations team and oversees the Alabama based team's customer projects including the departmental functions of production, engineering, project management and field installation.
Mark Lemons joined Central Conveyor Company in 2006 and manages the sales and new business development efforts. Mr. Lemons has been in the conveyor industry since 1980 and has held multiple positions in the industry including project manager, manufacturing manager and manager of field operations. Mr. Lemons is currently the account representative for the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company and Nissan accounts and also serves as an estimator and project manager as needed.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mark Kalfayan has over 25 years of experience in Operations Management, Tooling Installation, Construction and Project Management. Mr. Kalfayan joined the Central Conveyor team in 2017 establishing the Central Industrial Group that specializes in tooling and equipment installation, and Construction Management.
Mike Fagan started as an engineering detailer in 1992 after completing his BSME with a concentration in mechanical design from Lawrence Technological University. He honed his skills in the conveyor industry as a project engineer and spent four years in the field on various job sites working hand in hand with field personnel. Mr. Fagan spent one year estimating projects before returning to engineering and was soon promoted to chief engineer. Since 2002, Mr. Fagan has been serving as Central Conveyor Company's engineering manager.
Dave Agnew began providing controls and electrical engineering support after graduating from Purdue University in 1996. His skill set and proficiency in a variety of software and controls platforms increased after he spent several years as a controls project leader and electrical project engineer. In 2002, Mr. Agnew's entrepreneurial spirit lead him to establish Dynamic Control Systems, Inc. to provide controls engineering and start-up support for a variety of different industries. In 2011, his company had $1.2 million in sales. In 2012, Mr. Agnew was personally selected to lead Central Conveyor Company’s newly formed controls division, Central Process Engineering. Mr. Agnew now manages a growing staff of 19 employees including electrical engineers, controls specialists and field wiring personnel. In 2014, Central Process Engineering posted $8.5 million in sales.