Process equipment manufacturer The Witte Co., has named Tyson Witte president. Promoted after 10 years of service in engineering and in other roles, Tyson represents the fourth generation of leadership for the family-owned manufacturer of vibrating fluid bed dryers, coolers, pellet classifiers, dewaterers and other vibrating processing equipment. In his new role, Tyson is responsible for the strategic direction, growth and overall business results for the company founded by his great-grandfather in 1938. Tyson plans to continue the company’s success as a trusted supplier for companies around the world while looking for ways to expand the current product line and finding new markets for the equipment.
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