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Jeffrey Debus Beckwood Press PresidentJeffrey E. Debus: President & CEO
Debus began his career with Beckwood in 1992 and has served as Engineering Manager, Plant Manager and most recently as General Manager and Vice President. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Southern Illinois University. As Vice President & General Manager, Debus is responsible for overseeing all company operations including providing financial services and control for all company departments and the management of daily operations. In addition to his management duties, Debus is an experienced design engineer, and a member of Beckwood's sales team. He is involved with company and product development and leads the company's successfull growth campaign.


Darrell Harrelson Beckwood Press Technology Director Darrell B. Harrelson: Engineering Manager
Harrelson has over a decade of experience in industrial manufacturing and possesses a practical working knowledge of modern hydraulics. He is a Certified Fluid Power Specialist and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Harrelson was formerly employed at HTE Technologies of St. Louis, a full-line Parker Hannifin distributor, where he served as their primary hydraulics application engineer. Harrelson serves Beckwood as the Engineering Manager, coordinating the individual efforts of Beckwood's structural, hydraulic and electrical/controls engineering departments.


Ryan Pendleton Beckwood Press Sales and Marketing ManagerRyan M. Pendleton: Sales & Marketing Manager
Pendleton joined the Beckwood team in 2006 after graduating from Webster University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.  His primary responsibilities include managing all activities, departments and personnel associated with the Sales & Marketing of company products and services.  In addition to these responsibilities, Pendleton oversees Beckwood's development of the Asian machine tool market, which includes product and personnel management in that area of the world.



Josh Schroeder Beckwood Press Operations ManagerJosh Schroeder: Project Manager
Schroeder has 15+ years experience in industrial manufacturing as well as a Six Sigma Black Belt certification from Missouri State University. He has completed certification programs in Project Management, Industrial Buying, Design of Experiments and Industrial Ergonomics. Schroeder joined Beckwood from St. Clair Die Casting where he held the position of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager. At Beckwood, Schroeder has the primary responsibility of managing all aspects of sold projects, with particular emphasis on ensuring communication is upheld between internal departments and with the customer.


Josh Dixon Beckwood Press Sales EngineerJosh Dixon: Sales Engineer
Dixon joined the Beckwood team in 2011 after graduating from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Business Management. As part of the Beckwood team, Dixon acts as a primary customer contact, applying company technologies and capabilities to each customer's application. Dixon works closely with Beckwood's engineering and manufacturing departments to accurately relay critical project details received from one-on-one interations with the customer.



Douglas Hartzell Beckwood Press Controls EngineerJ. Douglas Hartzell: Controls Engineer
Hartzell has been with Beckwood since 2004 and has almost 15 years of experience in electrical controls engineering. Nine of those years were spent at BBC Industries, a leading manufacturer of innovative heating systems for packaging and print industries. While there, he achieved proficiency in programming with PLC, Operator Interface, and Heating Control. Hartzell's role at Beckwood includes all Lead Controls Engineer duties, including: project engineering, electrical integration and programming. He also manages and provides controls support for Beckwood's customer base, as well as providing research and development for the company's advances in control technology and product design.


Mark Lloyd Beckwood Press Purchasing ManagerMarc D. Lloyd: Purchasing Manager
Lloyd began as a member of the Beckwood Team in 1997. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. During his career at Beckwood, Lloyd managed various positions including: Electrical System Design, Product Quality Control, Safety Officer and Customer Service. He currently holds the title of Purchasing Manager. In April 2011, Lloyd completed coursework and passed the exam to hold the Certification for Senior Professional in Supply Chain Management (SPSM). Lloyd's additional responsibilities include global equipment Shipping and domestic Logistics coordination


Don J. Jarzeneck Beckwood Press Design EngineerDon J. Jarzenbeck: Design Engineer
Jarzenbeck began his career with Beckwood in 1993 and has held positions of Press Fabrication Specialist and Design Engineer. He has been certified as a CNC programmer and has over 10 year of experience in hydraulic press design and support. Jarzenbeck has been trained and certified in Bosch Rexroth proportional and servo circuit design, as well as Delta Computer Systems. His current responsibilities include manifold and hydraulic system design and support, quality improvement and testing and inspection of system functionality for hydraulic quality control.


Zach Stranz Beckwood Press Structural EngineerZach Stranz: Structural Engineer
Stranz has over 7 years of experience in mechanical engineering. He joined Beckwood in 2005 after gaining experience as a Project Engineer with BBC Industries, and a Certified SolidWorks Technical Support Specialist & Instructor for Fisher UniTech (a leading reseller of SolidWorks manufacturing software). Stranz's current duties involve the creation and coordination of structural drawings and approvals. He is a certified CNC programmer and oversees the quality control for Beckwood's machining department. He also manages Beckwood's intensive FEA (Finite Element Analysis) program which utilizes COSMOS design testing software to monitor each press' structural integrity.


Dan Steinkamp Beckwood Press Production ManagerDan Steinkamp: Production Manager

Steinkamp began his career with Beckwood in 2009 and has over a decade of experience in the hot stamping and heat transfer industries, working his way up as a silicone specialist, making dies and rollers. As Production Manager, Steinkamp is involved with the planning, coordination and control of the manufacturing process. He will also ensure that the Beckwood team is working efficiently to provide the highest quality equipment to customers.



Adam Strein Beckwood Press Structural Engineer

Adam Strein: Structural Engineer
Strein joined the Beckwood team in 2012 as a structural engineer. He received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Sceince and Technology (formerly University of Missouri- Rolla). Strein also received extensive SolidWorks training and certification. As part of the Beckwood Structural Engineer team, Strein will provide innovative, structurally sound designs to uphold the rigorous integrity standards associated with Beckwood presses and assist with product run-offs and technical support.