Continuous Growth Prompts New Appointment & Promotion at Western States

Deborah L. Daily
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Western States - Todd Hershberger [Fairfield, OH, U.S.A. - March 9, 2016] - Todd Hershberger, Chief Financial Officer of Western States, has been appointed to the Western States’ Board of Directors and Scott Kunkel has been promoted to Director of Operations effective January 1, 2016.

Todd Hershberger (right) currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Western States. Hershberger was hired by Western States in 1989 as an entry-level accountant. Hershberger has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University where he majored in Accounting. He is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants.

Western States - Scott KunkelScott Kunkel (left), the new Director of Operations, is responsible for all purchasing activities, inventory levels, manufacturing and quality. He has been with Western States for ten years. Scott has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Dayton and has been involved with manufacturing related companies for over 30 years in various roles such as Manufacturing Engineering, Purchasing Management, Director level positions in Purchasing, Materials and Operations. He has been married for over 30 years and has three children.

About Western States

Founded in 1917, Western States is the only remaining United States-based sugar centrifuge/centrifugal manufacturer (machines utilized to separate liquids from solids). Brand names include Western States, Roberts Centrifugals, and TITAN. Western States has majority ownership in Big Tecnologia and Colmena in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. BIG Tecnologia and Colmena service the sugar and ethanol industries with engineering, customer support, replacement parts, and equipment rebuild services. Additionally, Western States is a distributor for Riera Nadeu, S.A. located in Barcelona, Spain.

While Western States originated to develop and manufacture improvements for centrifugals in the sugar industry, expansion occurred in 1950 to include centrifuges for non-sugar industries including the separation of fine chemicals, agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Since its humble beginnings, Western States has grown to become a global supplier for both the Sugar and Chem/Pharma industries, with more than 6,000 centrifugals installed world-wide.

Western States is located at 625 Commerce Center Drive, Fairfield, Ohio U.S.A. and can be reached by telephone +1 513.863.4758; by email; or via the website at

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