Cresswood announces personnel appointments

Shredder manufacturer adds three to staff.

September 3, 2018
Edited by DeAnne Toto

Cresswood Shredding Machinery, Cortland, Illinois, has hired Ryan Butzman as general manager, Jenni Gayden as marketing coordinator and Bret DeCamp as an application engineer.

Butzman, who has a bachelor’s degree from Luther College and an MBA from Capella University, began his manufacturing career as an engineer with a prominent design and engineering company, according to Cresswood. He has served as an operations manager and a production manager for two gear and engineering companies and brings an eagerness for safety and productivity that will help take Cresswood to the next level, the company adds.

“I am dedicated to leading by example and creating positive change in the hands, hearts and minds of my associates each and every day,” Butzman says. “I hold myself accountable to a simple question: What will you do today to show others what greatness looks like?"

After earning her bachelor’s degree from Benedictine University, Gayden began her marketing career with a well-known Midwest-based minor league sports team before moving on to an environmental firm and a manufacturing company. Throughout the course of her marketing career, Gayden also has taught two sports communications night classes at a local university as an adjunct professor. She brings her knowledge of the importance of updating website content and social media marketing to Cresswood, according to the company.

“I am looking forward to this opportunity with Cresswood,” Gayden says. “Everyone here is so kind and welcoming, I can’t wait to hit the ground running and to get Cresswood more visible in the online world.”

After earning his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, DeCamp began his business development career with various heating/cooling and manufacturing companies before becoming a quality technician with an American multinational corporation and a regional sales manager with a Midwest baler manufacturer. Cresswood says DeCamp’s strong relationship-building skills and customer service will keep Cresswood relevant in a competitive market.

“The company attitude at Cresswood really takes to heart one of my favorite Maya Angelou quotes: ‘People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,’” DeCamp says.