Concrete Products

FEB 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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46 • February 2018 www.concreteproducts.com Sioux Corp. Vice President of Operations Eric Hansen (left) and CEO Brad Hyronimus at World of Concrete 2018. BRIEFS MANUFACTURERS Three-member management team acquires Sioux Corp. +1.989.354.4111 besser.com Responsive technical and maintenance assistance, extensive parts inventory Blockmakers Workshops ® at the WCCT and custom onsite training Partnerships for research and assistance with development and commercialization of waste materials into concrete products Access to a global network of Alliance Partners to bring NEW, value added units and systems to your product line Expert Support Reconditioned Machines SERVOPAC ® SELECT SERVOPAC ® CLASSIC SERVOPAC ® PREMIER Reconditioned and rebuilt block machines, pipe machines and mixers Custom Curing systems Custom and standard molds Servopac ® Family of Machines, CAM Family of Machines and BiDi ® Pipe Machines CAM machine upgrades: Advanced Servo Vibration (ASV) and Servo Main Drive (SMD) Versatile, Responsive and Hard Working Production Systems The Finger family has sold the Sioux Corp. water heating and steam generating equipment business to Sales & Marketing Manager Brad Hyronimus, Production & Purchasing Manager Eric Hansen and Con- troller Meg Andersen, who as principals have transitioned to the respective roles of president and chief executive officer; vice president of Operations; and, chief financial officer. Hyronimus began his career at Beresford, S.D.-based Sioux as an engineering intern in 2005 while attending South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, joining full time as an engineer after gradua- tion, then serving as Engineering manager for nearly 10 years prior to the Sales & Marketing post. Hansen holds South Dakota State University bachelor's and master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management, respectively, and arrived at Sioux in 2007 as design engineer, leading into the Production and Purchasing appointment in 2010. Andersen, who holds Montana State University and University of South Dakota bachelor's and master's degrees in Business Marketing and Accountancy, joined Sioux in 2007, progress- ing from a sales position to Sales & Marketing manager ahead of the controller post. "We are excited to continue to grow Sioux strategically through innovative new products, great customer service, and outstanding product reliability," Hyronimus affirms. "Our new ownership team is focused on continuing to create long-term value for customers. Sioux's commitment to customers, employees, and the community will remain exceptional." As Hyronimus takes the helm, Sioux has promoted Lead Indus- try Specialist Mike Wiebers to director of Sales & Marketing. He joined the manufacturer in 1997 and has held various positions with increased responsibility throughout his career, including inside sales and regional manager. The ownership change was timed with the retirement of President and CEO Jack Finger, who during a 22-year tenure was credited with implementing lean manufacturing initiatives; value engineering legacy and new product lines; entering new markets; and, growing exports, as indicated in a U.S. Department of Commerce President's "E" Award for Exporting Excellence. "Everyone at Sioux has pulled together well as a team," he says. "With solid base and great people and teamwork, the company should do well into the future."

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