Ownership of size reduction equipment designer and manufacturer Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill LLC has been acquired by Martin Berardi, Effective December 29, 2014.
Incoming chief executive officer Berardi is a recent retiree from Moog Inc., where in the course of 34 years he served in variety of roles ranging from sales, operations, and general management to senior corporate leadership.
Berardi’s long-term experience in a successful manufacturing company, both domestic and international, positions Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill for continued growth potential and additional avenues to explore. Berardi has also been an active member of the Buffalo and Western NY community in various leadership positions, including education, business groups, and non-profit organizations.
Ownership of Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill has transferred from Thomas Warne and James Guarino, who purchased the company in 2004 following a merger with Buffalo Hammermill Corp. During their tenure, Warne and Guarino brought about significant growth by maintaining a leadership role in key industries, such as wood waste reduction, feed and grain processing, and mining, while broadening their reach to emerging markets, including biomass processing and alternative fuels, as well as e-scrap, asphalt, and carpet recycling.
“Both Jim and I are excited to be a part of this new phase of Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill. We look forward to being on Marty’s team as we continue to provide the highest quality equipment to our customers”, said Warne, president.
“I have great confidence in the present Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill leadership, and I am pleased that Tom and Jim will be staying on in their current roles of president and general manager, respectively,” said Berardi. “Our focused efforts will be to expand our business aggressively, and to provide opportunity for further employment growth in Western NY.”
Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill LLC has been a designer and manufacturer of size reduction equipment for more than 85 years, with more than 16,000 installations in 60 countries. The current product line features 250 different models ranging in size from 2 to 800 hp, with many custom configurations available.
For related articles, news, and equipment reviews, visit our Size Reduction Equipment Zone