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Steelastic welcomes Doug Nidy to its growing sales team

Gregory HamiltonCUYAHOGA FALLS, OH – August 19, 2021.

Steelastic has named Doug Nidy as its new regional sales manager

Steelastic, a global leader in calenderless tire component production equipment, announced today the hiring of Doug Nidy as Regional Sales Manager. With a background in domestic and international capital equipment sales, Nidy will work closely with Steelastic’s customers to support their OE and aftermarket equipment needs.

“Doug brings a wealth of industry experience to our sales team, and we’re thrilled to have him on board,” said Patrick Calderone, Steelastic Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “He understands how the market is evolving for our customers. As more manufacturers see the value of going calenderless with their tire component production, our company continues to see tremendous growth. We’re confident Doug will help us keep pace with those demands and continue to provide the best systems and service for our customers.”

Nidy joins the team with 20 years of experience in manufacturing, domestic and international capital equipment sales, sales management and customer service of aftermarket parts, field service and retrofits. He also has a background in the paper, corrugating and steel tube and pipe industries. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Technology with a concentration in manufacturing from Kent State University. He also earned a Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt from Kent State University.

“My philosophy has always been to welcome change and take on new challenges,” said Nidy. “I’m excited to be joining such a talented team at Steelastic, where continuous innovation and customer service are fundamental values.”

About STEELASTIC:

Founded in 1970, Steelastic is the global leader in calenderless tire component production equipment. Our revolutionary extrusion-based systems produce all the reinforcement components utilized in modern tires without the need for rubber calendering equipment. We offer a complete portfolio of belt, cap strip, inner liner, and apex systems for passenger, truck, bus, off road, aircraft and motorcycle tires. In 2015, RMS Equipment Company merged with Steelastic and expanded our machinery portfolio to include extruders, extrusion systems, mini calenders, and tire building equipment. Learn more at https://www.steelastic.com/.

About Heico Companies

Steelastic is owned by Heico Companies, a privately held business based in Chicago, IL, with a portfolio of more than 50 companies worldwide representing engineered components, specialty equipment, construction and industrial services and steel products. Steelastic is part of The Heico Companies’ Industrial Technologies Group, a group of companies focused across four key segments: heavy-duty construction, professional tools, capital equipment, and specialty solutions and components.

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STEELASTIC® Names New President

Gregory HamiltonCUYAHOGA FALLS, OH – May 20, 2021.

STEELASTIC has named Gregory Hamilton as its new President.

Greg’s background includes over 20 years of cross-functional leadership in sales, operations and project management combined with manufacturing and engineering experience in OEM environments. Greg holds a Mechanical Engineer Bachelor of Science degree from Youngstown State University and received his MBA from Ashland University in 2008.

He commented, “I am excited to take the helm of a legacy company during a time of significant change and growth in our industry. As tire manufacturing plants become smaller and more localized, the transition to Steelastic’s extrusion systems allows for both small and large tire OE and aftermarket manufacturers to be nimbler in smaller, rapid-change-over style regional plants.”

In addition to his most recent tenure as VP at Steelastic, Greg previously worked at Innovar Systems, a leader in integrated industrial automation solutions in a wide range of industries including tire testing. He also held the position of General Manager of Systems Integration for tire industry capital equipment company Micro-Poise Measurement Systems.

Patrick Calderone succeeds Greg as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

About STEELASTIC:

Founded in 1970, The STEELASTIC Co., LLC is the leading designer and manufacturer of extrusion-based systems for manufacturing belt, cap strip, inner liner, and apex components for passenger, truck, bus, off road, aircraft and motorcycle tires. STEELASTIC is fueling the “Go Calenderless” revolution in the tire-making industry, allowing tire makers to now profitably manufacture shorter runs of multiple SKUs.

Today, STEELASTIC has over 900 systems operating in more than 55 countries around the world. STEELASTIC has been owned by Heico Companies LLC since 1998. Chicago-based Heico is a privately held business with a portfolio of more than 50 companies worldwide representing engineered components, specialty equipment, construction and industrial services and steel products. Steelastic is part of The Heico Companies’ Industrial Technologies Group (ITG) a group of companies focused across four key segments: heavy-duty construction, professional tools, capital equipment, and specialty solutions & components.

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