Richard Lewin Appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Lewin will become the 7th CEO of The Will-Burt Company
January 31, 2017
Mr. Richard J Lewin has been named as the 7th CEO of The Will-Burt Company in its 122 history. Mr. Lewin will assume the role of CEO after a transition period with current CEO Mr. Jeffery O Evans. Richard will initially be responsible for the Mast, ITS, GEROH, and LINX business units, along with Marketing and Information Technology.
Mr. Lewin has spent 7 years at Will-Burt in a variety of roles. Initially hired to be the Commercial Director at Will-Burt EU in The United Kingdom, Richard also has served as the Mast Sales Director, Mast Vice President and General Manager, and as the Senior Vice President responsible for all worldwide Mast businesses.
Prior to his time at Will-Burt, Mr. Lewin served as Sales Director at J.D.C., Europe’s largest fire truck manufacturer, he has held various senior level roles at various companies including Utilux (a Textron company), Alcan Metal Centers and owned and operated his own successful company, The Pegasus Group.
Mr. Evans has led Will-Burt as its CEO and President for 15 and 17 years, respectively. Before Will-Burt, Mr. Evans held management positions with GenCorp, Penn Racquet Sports and The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. Jeff is also a CPA, having spent time with both Arthur Andersen & Company and Ernst & Young.
About The Will-Burt Company:
The Will-Burt Company www.willburt.com, located in Orrville, Ohio, USA, is the world’s premier manufacturer of mobile telescoping mast and tower solutions. We offer virtually every payload elevation and integration solution from the three top brands; Will-Burt, GEROH and Integrated Tower Solutions (ITS) – for military, fire, cellular, broadcast, entertainment and other applications. Will-Burt also designs and manufactures military and other shelters made of all-composite materials that deliver higher performance at lower life cycle cost than metal or partial composite shelters. Will-Burt’s LINX security solutions provide integrated access control and intrusion detection certified to protect critical assets. Will-Burt offers a variety of metal fabrication and manufacturing services backed by an ISO 9001:2008 certified quality system and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System. Incorporated in 1918, Will-Burt is 100% employee-owned and is classified as a small business.