Westech Welcomes New General Manager Ben Schmitt
- Posted on Mar 7, 2018 in Client News
NISKU, ALBERTA (March 6, 2018) – Westech Vac Systems, a leading provider of rugged, high-quality vacuum truck-mounted solutions, today announced that Ben Schmitt has assumed the role of general manager, effective immediately.
In addition to providing organizational leadership and day-to-day management of Westech’s Nisku location, Schmitt will be responsible for business development, recruiting and overall growth.
With nearly 20 years of sales, engineering and product and project management experience, Schmitt comes to Westech from Vactor Manufacturing, which, along with Westech, is part of Federal Signal’s Environmental Solutions Group. Most recently, Schmitt spent six years as Vactor’s vacuum excavation and industrial vacuum product manager, developing hands-on experience working directly with customers in the field and understanding their businesses and applications.
“Ben’s contributions to the Environmental Solutions Group over the years have been invaluable, and I’m confident that his expertise will have a positive impact on Westech’s success and profitability,” said Sam Miceli, senior vice president of Federal Signal’s Environmental Solutions Group.
“I’m excited to work with the Westech team to drive the next phase of growth for our business and to meet the evolving needs of our customers,” Schmitt said. “My mission is to continuously improve our product and operations, and expand our product offering to provide our customers with the latest application-focused products.”
Schmitt earned an MBA from Bradley University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University.
Westech Vac Systems is considered one of the largest mobile vacuum tank manufacturers in Canada. For nearly 30 years, the company has established a reputation for listening to its customers’ needs and finding new ways to constantly improve. Supported by an experienced and knowledgeable team of engineering, sales and service professionals, Westech’s products are designed for extreme environmental conditions.
As part of the Environmental Solutions Group along with Elgin Sweeper, FS Solutions, Guzzler Manufacturing, Jetstream of Houston, LLP, Joe Johnson Equipment and Vactor Manufacturing, Westech is represented by a premier dealership, offering multiple parts and service locations, as well as a factory-direct sales channel. In the United States, Westech is represented by Federal Signal’s Environmental Solutions Group’s direct sales channel, as well as FS Solutions’ 12 locations across the country. For more information, visit www.westechvac.com.
Ben Schmitt, former product manager at Vactor Manufacturing, has joined Westech Vac Systems as general manager.
Westech Vac Systems is a leading provider of rugged, high-quality vacuum truck-mounted solutions used in a variety of applications, including environmental clean-up and wastewater collection. Supported by an experienced and knowledgeable team of engineering, sales and service professionals, Westech’s products are designed for extreme environmental conditions.
Federal Signal’s Environmental Solutions Group is a leading provider of a full range of Elgin street sweepers; Guzzler industrial vacuum trucks; Jetstream high-performance waterblasting equipment; Vactor sewer cleaners and vacuum excavators; and Westech vacuum trucks for commercial, municipal and industrial customers. The Environmental Solutions Group also includes Joe Johnson Equipment, a leading Canadian-based distributor of maintenance equipment for municipal and industrial markets, and FS Solutions, which offers unsurpassed expertise and a unique breadth of environmental cleaning equipment, parts, rental, service and training to meet the needs of vacuum excavation and industrial cleaning professionals.
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