Todd Belz promoted to Vice President and Chief Technical Officer

COLUMBUS, Wis. — Todd Belz has been promoted to Vice President and Chief TechnicalTodd Belz, Hughes Equipment Company Officer for food processing equipment manufacturer Hughes Equipment Company of Columbus, Wis.

Belz has extensive experience in engineering, equipment design and fabrication, and executive experience at Hughes and other manufacturing companies. He has held engineering, sales and supervisor positions at Hughes, which has prepared him for this senior position, according to Ross Lund, company president.

“Todd’s extensive executive and engineering background puts him in a unique position to support our goal of being the best strategic partner for our customers” Lund said, noting Belz’s 16 years of experience running and supervising engineering and design at Hughes, and his leadership positions at other companies.

“In Todd’s expanded role, he will help lead company-wide research and development, provide innovative design and technical guidance to all internal departments, act as technical liaison with our customers, and help us continue to position Hughes Equipment as a market leader,” Lund said. “We are very excited at this new role for Todd, an exceptionally innovative thinker. His insights will help ensure we deliver on our promise to design and deliver the best equipment and customer service in the industry.”

Belz holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds several advanced educational certificates for continuing education in AutoCAD, Solidworks software training, management, human resources and strategic planning.

Belz’s 30 years of executive and hands-on experience includes ownership of his own food processing equipment manufacturing company.

“I look forward to partnering with our customers to provide them with innovative equipment and strategic analysis of their operations in an effort to help them to process food at the highest level of safety and efficiency,” Belz said. “Our customers value innovation and experienced people who live for this industry, which I most definitely do.”

About Hughes Equipment Company, LLC

Food processors throughout the world rely on Hughes Equipment Company, LLC, as their strategic partner for plant and system efficiencies and increased productivity based on its 50+ years in business and from its full line of innovative food processing equipment.  It designs and manufactures equipment for cooking, cleaning, conveying, cutting, cooling, filling, husking, mixing, metering and snipping. Hughes machinery is used for vegetable, pasta, rice, fruit and root crop processing and preparation.


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