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R.W. Martin Grows Capacity, Enhances Capabilities

Key element is addition of high-level team members, distributor says

KENT, Ohio — Laundry equipment distributor R.W. Martin Company, located here, reports it is expanding its capacity to better fulfill its mission of being the partner on which its customers rely. 

President Chip Ottman and other members of the R.W. Martin management team recently completed Scalerator NEO, an intensive program for entrepreneurs who are committed to the rapid and aggressive growth of their businesses.

The company says a key element of R.W. Martin’s expansion is the addition of high-level team members. 

Michael Rager joins the company as the new acquisitions/inventory manager. He brings 17 years of facility operations experience to the position, with a special focus on process improvement, ERP systems, and inventory control. 

The company’s new operations manager, Stephen Keba, is an experienced project/operations manager, having spent more than 25 years planning and managing the construction of commercial, residential and manufacturing facilities.

The company says he is particularly adept at determining the scope of major projects and assuring efficient team mobilization. 

Matt West, the previous operations manager, has moved into the role of senior technical manager, enabling the company to better utilize the extensive technical knowledge he has gained during his 26 years in the industry.

In this new position, he will focus his knowledge and expertise to serve R.W. Martin’s customers more effectively with technical support, ensuring the company better achieves its mission. 

In addition, Curtis Lanzer is joining R.W. Martin as a technical project manager who will focus on plant design and layout for government contracting projects.

He has served in the aerospace, oil and gas, green energy, and manufacturing sectors, gaining more than two decades of business experience in account and project management, design and consulting, plus practical experience in electrical engineering.

The company says this background makes him an invaluable resource and asset to R.W. Martin as it continues to plan for future expansion and growth. 

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