We are pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill, LLC. Please join us in welcoming our new CEO, Martin Berardi. The follwing press release cites the details of this exciting new chapter for our company.
January 5, 2015 Buffalo, NY - Effective December 29, 2014, Ownership of industrial manufacturing company, Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill, LLC has been acquired by Martin Berardi.
Incoming Chief Executive Officer, Martin Berardi is a recent retiree of Moog, Inc. where in the course of 34 years he served in a variety of roles ranging from sales, operations and general management to senior corporate leadership. Berardi's long-term experience in a successful manufacturing company, both domestic and international, positions Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill for continued growth potential and additional avenues to explore. Mr. Berardi has also been an active member of the Buffalo and Western New York community in various leadership positions including education, business groups and non-profit organizations.
Ownership of Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill has transferred from Thomas Warne and James Guarino who purchased the compnay in 2004 following a merger with Buffalo Hammermill Corporation. During their tenure Warne and Guarino brought about significant growth by maintianing a leadership role in key industries such as wood waste reduction, and feed and grain processing, while broadening their reach to emerging markets such as biomass processing and alternative fuels, as well as e-scrap, asphalt, and carpet recycling.
"Both Jim and I are excited to be a part of this new phase of Schutte-buffalo Hammermill. We look forward to being on Marty's team as we continue to provide the highest quality equipment for our customers," says Tom Warne, President.
"I have great confidence in the present Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill leadership, and I am pleased that Tom and Jim will be staying on in their current roles of President and General Manager, respectively," says Martin Berardi, CEO. "Our focused efforts will be to expand the business aggressively, and to provide opportunity for further employment growth in Western New York."