BHS names systems optimization manager

Richard Sweet will oversee company’s ongoing system performance.

March 26, 2014
Recycling Today Staff
Municipal / IC&I Personnel

Bulk Handling Systems manager
Richard Sweet
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), Eugene, Ore., has named Richard Sweet systems optimization manager, a new position for the company. Sweet and his team will oversee plant optimization, preventive maintenance, parts programs and regularly scheduled visits to material recovery facilities (MRFs) and other customer locations.

“Richard’s experience and expertise will be a tremendous asset to our current and future customers,” says Steve Miller, BHS CEO. “As we continue to expand our system base, it is a top priority that we have the pieces in place to proactively support them. Our customers’ success is our success, and Richard’s aptitude in the field will help our customers keep their systems running like a BHS system should – leading the industry in throughput, recovery and uptime,” Miller continues.

Sweet has been closely involved with every major BHS system since he started with the company in 2008, experience that gives him a unique understanding of MRF operations, the company says.

Sweet says, “MRFs are larger, more technologically advanced, and recover more than ever. Throughout this evolution I have been fortunate to have worked with hundreds of elite operators and the best equipment in the industry.

He adds, “I plan to share these best practices to help our customers achieve their business goals. It’s a truly exciting position for me, and one that I’m sure will provide great value to our customers.”

Previously, Sweet served as BHS’ projects group manager. A mechanical engineer, Sweet has experience in operations management, product design and development, project management, analysis and assessment, manufacturing and service support.