Syntron Material Handling appointed Andy Blanchard to the position of CEO effective June 9, 2014. This announcement, after the divestment of FMC Technologies' Material Handling division to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, allows for more focused growth and development within the company's U.S. and Chinese facilities.
FMC Technologies established its Material Handling division as a profitable global solutions business within many bulk material handling industries, by providing quality brands such as Link-Belt and Syntron. Blanchard has more than 27 years’ experience within the manufacturing community as a growth-oriented executive who transforms small to mid-sized manufacturing companies into thriving businesses by implementing vision and strategy, leading LEAN turnarounds, growing sales and restoring employee engagement.
Blanchard holds a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy- West Point, an MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and an MBA from Michigan State University. He served in the United States Army where he achieved the rank of Captain and lived in Germany for four years.
"I welcome the opportunity to join with the seasoned professionals at Syntron Material Handling to create and implement a customer focused growth strategy," Blanchard said.