Deister Promoted to Executive Vice President of Deister Machine Company
FORT WAYNE, IN Representing the fourth generation of Deister leadership, Richard (Rich) M. Deister has recently been promoted to Executive Vice President of Deister Machine Company, a leading provider of innovative screening, scalping and feeding solutions for the aggregate and mining industries.
"Rich has a proven track record for successfully leading large scale initiatives and driving innovation. His leadership skills are well suited to overseeing all operations of the company. As part of our strategic vision, his promotion to executive vice president will further poise our company for long-term growth; and will build upon our legacy of manufacturing excellence," said Irwin F. Deister, Jr., the company's Chairman.
"Our tradition of quality and customer satisfaction began with my great grandfather, Emil Deister, who founded the company in 1912. Each generation of Deister leadership continues to strengthen our performance history and our dedication to high standards," said Rich Deister, who is the son of E. Mark Deister, the company's President. "Our long-term customer relationships, which we have developed over years of support, consultation and service, have resulted in ongoing improvements and innovation in the design, engineering and customization of Deister screening, scalping and feeding equipment."
Currently marking 30 years of company service, Deister began his career with Deister Machine Company by learning the business from the ground up. Following his graduation from Purdue University in 1987, he began as an Assembler in the company's machine shop. A few years later, he took to the road as a Service Technician where he was hands-on in working with producers to install and fine tune each custom-manufactured screen and feeder for use in a variety of applications.
In 1990, Deister became the company's Service Manager; and in 2002, he was named Director of Customer Relations, Parts and Service, ascending to Vice President of that department in 2007. Also, that same year, he joined Deister Machine Company's executive board of directors.
Deister Machine Company supports its industry by being active participants in a variety of key organizations. Deister is a member of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association and is the immediate past chair of the Manufacturing and Services Division. Irwin F. Deister, Jr. and E. Mark Deister are life members of the NSSGA board, both having served as chairman of its Manufacturers and Services (M & S) Division.
Five Generations of Leadership
At Deister Machine Company, Richard M. Deister leads the fourth generation as Executive Vice President; and the company is proud to report that its family tradition will continue into the fifth generation of leadership. Max Deister (Rich's son) has recently joined the company as a full-time member. Like his father, he graduated from Purdue University, and had interned with the company since 2012.