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February 2, 2009 09:34 AM

February 2009 - Michigan City, IN

“As we head into 2009, challenging times force us to change.  With the economy in the midst of recession, we are all faced with the challenges of declining growth and margins.  What becomes important is what we do in these times and where we invest in our organizations to prepare for the future upturn which will eventually happen, “ states Rick Dekker, Chairman/President in an address to employees announcing Dekker Vacuum Technologies, Inc. new CEO. 

On Friday, January 23, 2009 Rick Dekker announced Mark Cash as the new CEO of Dekker Vacuum Technologies, Inc.  Starting at Dekker in July of 2008, Mark Cash was hired as Vice President of Manufacturing and Procurement.  The leadership displayed by Mark during his 6 months with Dekker was evidence he was suited for the promotion.  Mr. Cash brings a wealth of experience in leadership, organizational development, quality and lean concepts to Dekker from his previous positions at Toyota, General Motors and American Licorice.

Rick Dekker’s focus as Chairman/President includes long term strategic direction, supporting sales/marketing, research and development, education and training and achieving results desired by our shareholders.  Jerry Geenen, Senior Vice President of Sales and Application Engineering, will continue to focus on sales and marketing, an important component of business in these challenging times.

“We thank all of our customers for their continued commitment to Dekker.  We will continue our intense commitment to serving our customers, making sure we help them be more successful,” states Rick Dekker in his announcement to Dekker distributors.

Dekker Vacuum Technologies, Inc. is a privately held company with a manufacturing, distribution and warehouse facility in Michigan City, Indiana.  Dekker delivers the industry’s highest level of customer service with a talented management team and hard-working support staff.  In 2007 and 2008, Dekker was announced as one of the fastest growing companies in America on the Inc. 5000 list. To learn more about Dekker, visit or call 888-925-5444.


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