Schutte-Buffalo in new hands
January 5, 2015
By press release
Jan. 5, 2015, Buffalo, NY – Effective December 29, 2014, ownership of industrial manufacturing company, Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill, LLC has been acquired by Mr. Martin Berardi.
Incoming Chief Executive Officer Martin Berardi is a recent retiree from Moog, Inc. where in the course of 34 years he served in 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 company in 2004 following a merger with Buffalo Hammermill Corporation. During their tenure Warne and Guarino brought about significant growth by maintaining a leadership role in key industries such as wood waste reduction, feed and grain processing, and mining, while broadening their reach to emerging markets including 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 to 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 our business aggressively, and to provide opportunity for further employment growth in Western New York.”
About Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill, LLC
Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill, LLC has been a designer and manufacturer of size reduction equipment for more than 85 years, with current installations numbering more than 16,000 in 60 countries. The current product line features 250 different models ranging in size from 2hp to 800hp, with many custom configurations available. A commitment to applying the time proven principles of size reduction to new and innovative industries and applications has been the cornerstone of Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill, LLC’s continued success. Visit: www.hammermills.com
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