Sturtevant benefits from a highly skilled production department headed by Wayne Doherty, Chief Manufacturing Officer, who has been with Sturtevant since May of 1973. His purchasing agents, Kathleen Leary and George Ford, have years of experience buying fabrications and components necessary to make Sturtevant equipment reliable. Our shop is staffed by the sons and a grandson of former Sturtevant employees. While Sturtevant outsources much of its parts machining and fabrication, we retain full capabilities in both disciplines to assure prompt quality.
Eric Stuart heads the engineering department responsible for the design, analysis and development of our equipment. Eric joined us in the Fall of 2010 from Cumberland Engineering where he had a successful career as the Engineering Manager. Eric’s staff includes a professional engineer, Graham MacNeil, and Sandee Eshner, a Mechanical Engineer with additional responsibility for control panel design and Bill Paletta, the Department’s Designer/Checker.
William Chapman, Jr., runs our process lab and serves as our Service Manager and Senior Technician. Bill is the son of a former Sturtevant employee and has been with the company operating and troubleshooting Sturtevant equipment since 1974. William is assisted by Bill MacNeil, Sturtevant’s Laboratory Service Technician who provides assistance in the planning, set-up, conduct, and reporting of dry process machinery tests performed in the Sturtevant Process Laboratory.
Sam Rajkovich started with the Company in October of 2012. Sam is the Director of Sales & Marketing. Rajkovich comes to Sturtevant Inc. with more than 10 years of international and domestic sales and marketing management experience.
Joseph Muscolino started with the Company in January of 1984. Joe is the Product Manager for the Air Classification lines of equipment. Joe is recognized throughout the world for his expertise applying air classifiers and Micronizers®.
Rick Fortini, our Parts Manager, spent 20 years in our engineering department beginning in 1976 as Chief Engineer before transferring to Sales. His skill in sourcing appropriate parts, even for machines 50+ years old, is unmatched.
Steven Coulombe, Product Manager who has handled our Powderizer® classifier mill and Simpactor® pin mill product line solutions since the fall of 2005. Steve has 25 years of experience in powder and industry systems. His depth of knowledge comes from working with plants, beginning as a field service technician, through inventing new equipment, designing and engineering new systems working with customers to realize the most cost-effective, highest-performance solutions.
Steve Marshall, Marketing Manager joined Sturtevant in January of 2013. Steve has over 12 years of experience in marketing communications and brand management including several years in industrial manufacturing.
Bob Ragosta, Product Manager for the Micronizer®. Bob joined Sturtevant in the Winter of 2012. Bob brings with him extensive knowledge of granulating and shredding systems. As a Product Manager for new product development for process equipment manufacturers, Bob recommends technical solutions as well as provides technical support and start-up assistance for the represented products in the powder and system solutions.
In June of 2003, management of the company passed from William S. English to W. Sturtevant English, Jr. Mr. English, Sr., has over 50 years with the company and remains active seeking new technologies.
On January, 31, 2006, the Board of Directors at Sturtevant named W. Sturtevant English, Jr., to the position of President. Mr. English, Jr., has been with the company for over 19 years with added past experience outside the company in banking, mergers and acquisitions, and consulting. Mr. English, Jr., represents the fifth generation of family to manage Sturtevant.