Piqua, Ohio (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
French Oil Mill Machinery Company, a manufacturer of hydraulic presses, oilseed and polymer equipment, announces multiple executive changes.
Dennis D. Bratton, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, retired from the company after almost twenty-seven years of service. Daniel P. French, Chairman of the Board at French said, "Denny performed his duties with our company with great integrity and dedication. We have a deep appreciation for his long and faithful service rendered to our employees and our customers. We extend the most sincere wishes that the years to come may bring Denny a full measure of health, happiness and enjoyment. He certainly deserves it."
French is pleased to announce the appointment of Tanya D. Shell as the new Vice President of Finance. Bratton recruited Shell in November 2012 as Assistant Vice President and she quickly gave Management confidence that she would be an excellent replacement for Bratton. Shell previously worked as a Controller for Endolite in Miamisburg, Ohio, managing their entire accounting functions. Prior to that, she held various financial positions at A.O. Smith Electrical Products Company and Beta LaserMike, Inc. Shell earned a MBA from the University of Dayton and a B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University. She is registered as a Certified Public Accountant and a Notary Public in the state of Ohio. In addition, she is currently pursuing the Certified Management Accountant accreditation.
Tayte French Lutz has been appointed as Director of Marketing, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary and will join the company’s Management Team. Lutz, the fourth generation of the French family to be employed with the company, joined the company in 2010 as Marketing Coordinator. In 2013 Lutz was elected to the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining French, Lutz held various marketing and business analysis roles at Donna Karan International and Bloomingdale’s in New York. She has a BSM in Business Marketing from the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Shell and Lutz join the incumbent President and COO Jason P. McDaniel, Secretary Irvin G. Bieser, Jr., as well as Chairman French, as the managing officers of the company, which is about to begin its 114th year serving customers in over 80 countries.
French Oil Mill Machinery Company is an ISO-certified, family-owned company that custom designs, manufactures and supports hydraulic presses for molding rubber and composite materials, rubber mixers, dewatering and drying equipment for synthetic rubber processing, and oilseed equipment used to extract vegetable oil from seeds and nuts, and to produce biofuels. French partners with their stakeholders to provide innovative products with superior value and superior service that improve customers’ productivity and reduce their overall production costs. Their 225,000 square foot corporate office and manufacturing facility are located in Piqua, Ohio.