“Olds Elevator LLC is changing the way materials are handled in an increasing number of markets and applications,” said Richard McIntosh, president of Olds Elevator. “Our technology was invented in a foundry to elevate sand and in just a few years our experience in a wide range of applications and understanding of the needs of various markets is expanding rapidly. This is perfect timing and a great opportunity to bring in a person with a track record of successful growth based on understanding the needs of our customers and building better solutions by being a technology leader. John’s worldwide experience and success in technology based solutions are a perfect fit with the strengths of our business. This appointment is an important step in our rapidly expanding growth in materials handling equipment and prepares the organization for future development.”
In his role as vice president of sales and marketing, Higley is responsible for evaluation of new market applications and partnerships inside and outside the materials handling market, communicating customer needs within the company, and strategic planning. He is responsible for sales, marketing, and delivering clear and efficient information to customers.
Previously, Higley was a founder and senior vice president of Groundwater Technology Inc., which was twice recognized as an INC500 fastest growing private company and subsequently became a public company with 56 offices throughout the U.S., Asia, and Europe. Higley then became a founder and vice president of sales and marketing at Extraction Systems Inc., a leader in air purification that was acquired and merged with Entegris, where he became director of global product support for the gas phase contamination control division.
Higley has published and lectured extensively and has worldwide experience in providing service and equipment solutions to petrochemical, microelectronics, and environmental markets. He graduated from Denison University in Granville, OH, is active in his community, and sits on several committees and the planning board in his town and a board member of a conservation land trust.
Olds Elevator LLC is the exclusive supplier of engineering, design, manufacture, and support for stationary auger vertical conveyor technology. This technology easily integrates with conventional bulk and powder handling equipment to gently lift without segregation or dust generation sand and dense abrasives, as well as grains, foods, or flakes. For more information, visit www.oldsusa.com.