Schutte-Buffalo, a Buffalo, New York-based manufacturer of size reduction equipment, has announced the promotion of Mark Podgorny to the role of director of engineering.
Podgorny began his career with Buffalo Hammermill Corp. in 1995 as a purchaser and size reduction test technician. He remained with the company through their merger with fellow Buffalo size reduction equipment manufacturer Schutte Pulverizer Co. in 2004. With the newly formed Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill, Podgorny’s role assumed a greater engineering focus, where his design and engineering expertise was pivotal in adapting the existing Schutte Pulverizer and Buffalo Hammermill product lines to a wide variety of growing industries, the company says in a news release. His involvement in new product development and focus on custom design has been a significant factor in the growth of Schutte-Buffalo over the past 12 years, the company adds.
As director of engineering, he will oversee the engineering and purchasing teams while continuing his principal engineering role of custom size reduction equipment design and turnkey system development.
“Over his career, Mark has demonstrated his unique understanding of the size-reduction world and its myriad of application engineering and design challenges,” says company President Chris Berardi. “We’re excited for continued growth in our business, and Mark taking on his new role is critical to our success and the success of our customers.”
Schutte-Buffalo’s product line features 250 different models of size reduction equipment ranging in size from 2 horsepower to 800 horsepower, with many custom configurations available.