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Leadership

Bob
Dieckman

Chief Executive Officer

Mark
Middendorf

Senior VP of Sales

Jeff
Stanley

Senior VP of Product Development

Michael
Kucharski

VP of Dealer Development

Kevin
McCann

VP of Product Support

John
Deszcz

Chief Financial Officer

Robert
Soehner

VP of Operations

 

Our Team

Fecon is made up of a diverse, dedicated, and skilled workforce. Our talented people have, through their skills and dedication, propelled Fecon to a leadership position in the forestry industry. We are a tight-knit organization in southern Ohio that can feel, at times, like a family. We share the same values and commitment, and that cohesiveness and sense of team shows in the end product.

 

WHAT FECON EMPLOYEES ARE SAYING

THE CONTINUAL REINVESTMENT INTO OUR TEAM, FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND PRODUCT OFFERING NOT ONLY HELPED TO SUSTAIN OPERATIONS IN A VERY DIFFICULT TIME, BUT ALSO ENABLED THE GROWTH WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING. THE FUTURE IS VERY BRIGHT FOR OUR COMPANY AND I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING PART OF A TEAM THAT TAKES US EVEN HIGHER.

—John Deszcz, CFO

HOW FECON MAKES IT

Experience sets us apart. At Fecon, we put significant emphasis on product innovation and operational efficiency. In our facility, engineering and manufacturing work in close collaboration under one roof. We have strong design and technical capabilities, which support product development in order to meet customers’ highly-specialized requirements. We seek to produce solutions that add real value to our customers, from purpose-built tracked carriers to custom-engineered mounts to connect your Fecon attachment to your tractor, and everything in between.

 

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Robert Soehner

VP of Operations

Robert joined Fecon as VP of Operations in June, 2020. Prior to joining Fecon he served in a variety of continuous improvement and leadership roles including positionsof increasing responsibility at GE, Henny Penny, Harmon, and most recently as VP of Operations at Skillcraft. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and an MBA from Xavier University. As VP of Operations, he will lead the purchasing, quality and manufacturing teams. He strives to implement tools for continuous improvement and “continue to develop a respectful, collaborative culture.” He lives in Hyde Park (suburban Cincinnati) with his wife and two sons.

Michael Kucharski

VP of Dealer Development

Michael joined Fecon as VP of Dealer Development in June, 2020. He has extensive experience in dealer development, having spent 16 years with Caterpillar or its dealers, most recently working on the post purchase experience for Caterpillar. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University. In addition to his responsibilities for establishing, training and growing the dealer network, Kucharski is also responsible for all Marketing activities including internal and external communications, trade shows, advertising, e-commerce, website and digital solutions. He lives in Carmel, IN with his wife and son.

Bob Dieckman

Chief Executive Officer

Bob joined Fecon as CEO in 2019. He comes from Rotex Global, LLC, where he served in a variety of executive positions for 12 years, including President beginning in 2014. During his time with Rotex, sales grew three-fold through both organic growth and acquisition. Prior to joining Rotex, he served as the Vice President of Finance and CFO of Basco Manufacturing Company for 10 years. In 2007, he was recognized as Greater Cincinnati CFO of the Year for privately held companies by the Cincinnati Business Courier. Bob has spent over thirty years with various manufacturing businesses in both private and public settings and has served on several boards including recently as a Trustee of St. Xavier High School. A Cincinnati native, Dieckman is a graduate of St. Xavier High School and the University of Notre Dame. He is actively involved with both institutions. He lives in Cincinnati with his spouse Monica. They have 5 grown children and two grandchildren.

John Deszcz

Chief Financial Officer

John is the Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since he joined the company in 2009. He is responsible for all financial, accounting and treasury activity within the company, as well as supervising the Human Resources and Information Technology departments. Prior to joining Fecon he held various finance and accounting positions within the residential construction industry, most recently as Corporate Controller for Westport Homes in Indianapolis. John holds a BBA in Accounting/Finance from Kent State University. He lives in Bellbrook, OH (suburban Dayton) with his wife, son and daughter.

 

Kevin Mccann

VP of Product Support

Kevin joined Fecon in June, 2008 and serves as the VP of Product Support, where he oversees all customer service activity including aftermarket sales, service and warranty. Prior to that promotion he was the General Manager of Customer Service. His background includes extensive sales and product support experience within the heavy equipment industry. He studied Manufacturing Engineering at Cincinnati State University. Kevin lives in Cincinnati with his wife and 2 children.

 

Mark Middendorf

Senior VP of Sales

Mark is Fecon’s Senior VP of Sales and oversees the global sales efforts of all Fecon products. He has been with the company since 2012 serving first as President of SWX Group, a Fecon subsidiary, VP of Sales, and currently Senior VP. He gained extensive equipment sales and dealer management experience while working for Toro as National Sales Manager and Finn Corporation, ultimately becoming a Senior VP. He holds a BS in Communication from the University of Cincinnati.

Jeff Stanley

Senior VP of Product Development

Jeff serves as the Senior VP of Product Development, responsible for all phases of product design and development. He joined the company in 2005 as a product development engineer before becoming Director of Engineering in 2008. He was promoted to VP of Engineering and Operations in 2012. He came to Fecon from Finn Corporation, where he held a variety of roles in engineering, product development and sales. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Cincinnati, and an MBA from Xavier University. He lives in Lebanon with his wife Amber and their two daughters.