Vortex Global announces the retirement of Kevin R. Peterson, effective January 29, 2021.
During his 25 years with Vortex, Peterson held many key positions including director of marketing, special projects director, regional sales manager, and director of business development.
Peterson’s involvement in the dry bulk industry includes membership in the International Association of Operative Millers, International Milling Education Foundation, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, and the Industrial Minerals Association of North America.
Peterson was elected an emeritus member of the International Association of Operative Millers, was a past advisory board member of the Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition, and served on the board of directors of the Industrial Minerals Association of North America.
He received the Outstanding Service Award from Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science and Industry. He was also a contributor to the Dust Control Handbook for Industrial Minerals Mining and Processing published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
While at Vortex, Peterson traveled throughout North America to meet with companies involved in the processing, handling, and transportation of dry bulk material. He authored hundreds of case studies and numerous articles for industry publications that shared Vortex’s products and corporate capabilities with personnel involved in dry bulk material handling.