Hughes Equipment Names Russell Schlager Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Schlager,RussCOLUMBUS, WIS., August 25, 2015 — Hughes Equipment Company, LLC, a leader in innovative food processing equipment solutions, has hired veteran sales executive Russell Schlager as its new Vice President of Worldwide Sales.

Schlager comes to Hughes Equipment with more than 20 years of sales and marketing leadership  positions at manufacturing and technology corporations.

“We are pleased to have an executive of Russ Schlager’s caliber join Hughes Equipment to lead our sales department,” said Ross Lund, company president. “Russ has a track record of driving strong sales growth and strategic partnerships with key accounts at a number of industrial and food-related equipment companies. As Hughes Equipment continues to develop innovative solutions for domestic and international food processors, that experience will serve our customers well.”

Lund said that Schlager’s experience in sales operations, channel marketing, and sales with start-up and established companies made him a natural fit for Hughes Equipment.

“His understanding of creating, communicating and executing programs for revenue generation and sales effectiveness will help Hughes Equipment reach its sales goals in the coming years,” Lund added.

Schlager holds a bachelor of science degree in physics from the Saint John’s University.

“I am excited about the opportunity to work with the team at Hughes Equipment that understands the importance of a total-solution attitude to customer plant and processing requirements, considering both immediate and long-term customer needs,” Schlager said. “I’m looking forward to supporting the current sales team and programs, and building new programs, processes and tools to scale sales operations and increase sales efficiency for Hughes’s future growth and, ultimately, the success of our customers.”

Schlager can be contacted at, or at 1-866-535-9303 extension 105.


About Hughes Equipment Company

Hughes Equipment is a Columbus, Wis.-based manufacturer and international distributor of stainless steel equipment and parts for the food processing industry. Its machinery is used around the world for vegetable, pasta, rice, fruit and root crop processing and preparation. Hughes manufactures cooking, cleaning, conveying, cutting, cooling, filling, husking, metering and snipping machinery. Based on the company’s 50+ years of experience, the food processing experts at Hughes Equipment work as strategic partners to bring efficiencies and higher productivity to their customers.

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