January 25, 2000 - Michigan City, Indiana
Dekker Vacuum Technologies, Inc. announces the promotion and appointments of the following four key people, effective immediately.
1) Rick Dekker has been appointed President of Dekker Vacuum Technologies, Inc. He will be in charge of the day-to-day operation of the company, while his main focus will be on the marketing and sales promotion of our complete product line. Rick is a graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He has worked in the vacuum pump industry since 1992, mostly in sales and application engineering. He has great organizational skills and the ability to lead this company into the future.
2) Jerry Geenen has been appointed Vice President Engineering, in charge of engineering and production. Jerry is a graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Jerry has also worked in the vacuum pump industry since 1992 and has extensive experience in system design and applications.
3) Mary Stradinger has been appointed Vice President Finance, handling all the financial aspects of the company; she is also in charge of the purchasing department. Mary has a degree in accounting from Purdue University and has worked in the vacuum pump industry since 1994.
4) Jan Dekker has taken on the position of CEO and will be involved with the sales and application engineering aspects of the company. He will use his nearly 40 years of experience and knowledge in the vacuum pump industry to help management in the future growth of the company.
Dekker Vacuum Technologies, Inc. sells industrial vacuum pumps and systems to a wide variety of industries and specializes in oil-sealed vacuum pump systems. Systems are designed to meet customer’s specific demands and are manufactured in house. The company was established in 1998 and moved in October 1999 into a 45,000 square feet office and manufacturing facility in the M.C. Enterprise Center in Michigan City. The company has grown dramatically in a short period of time. To a great extend this is due to the innovative, high quality product line and the efforts of management and employees as well as the support and trust from distributors, customers and vendors.
In a couple of months the completely redesigned, compact oil-sealed vacuum pump systems line, the “Vmax LT” series, will be introduced. A line of rotary vane pumps and systems, “Duravane”, will also be on the market. The company sells, in addition to the above, bare pumps and accessories as well as water-sealed systems.