Shaw Development Hires Dynamic Executive Keith Luomala as CEO

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SHAW DEVELOPMENT HIRES DYNAMIC EXECUTIVE KEITH LUOMALA AS CEO

Bonita Springs, Florida – Shaw Development LLC, an industry leader in customer fluid management solutions for Heavy Duty Vehicles, has hired Keith Luomala as President, Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Board of Directors. Luomala succeeds Lane Morlock, who will be retiring after a short transition period. During Morlock’s eight years with Shaw, the company tripled in revenue while expanding margins through a combination of new product growth, domestic market penetration, and operational efficiency. We thank Lane for his contributions and wish him the very best in his retirement.

Morlock says, “For over 60 years, Shaw has been dedicated to providing custom engineered solutions to heavy-duty vehicle OEMs across agriculture, construction, industrial, and on-road markets, and I have confidence Keith will help the company continue to deliver on this mission.”

Luomala, an engineer by education, is known for leading major culture changes, breaking down barriers, and developing strong teams across manufacturing and technology companies. He has a background of successfully managing complex businesses serving OEM markets through all phases of growth. Prior experiences include GE, Suez Energy, Compressor Controls Group, and NVT Group.

“I am excited to be a part of the Shaw Development family and look forward to helping the company exceed customer expectations as we continue to grow and expand our capabilities,” said Luomala. “One of the most important things I learned through my career is that individuals can do amazing things, but it takes teams of collaborative people to run a successful organization. I live this philosophy in every role I have held since given the privilege to lead a team.”

About Shaw Development

Shaw Development LLC is a global fluids management specialist providing innovative component and system level solutions to OEM’s within the commercial and military heavy-duty ground vehicle markets.

Shaw specializes in custom engineering, prototyping, short-run production verification and manufacturing of its customer’s fuel system, hydraulic fluid line component, plastics injection molding and Diesel Emissions Fluid (DEF) challenges. Shaw’s proven staff, dedicated to operational excellence, is poised to become your technology partner.

Shaw Development LLC. announces the addition of Cecile DeLaGarza to Shaw’s Board of Directors

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Bonita Springs, Florida – Shaw Development LLC, an industry leader in customer fluid management solutions for Heavy Duty Vehicles, today announced the addition of Cecile DeLaGarza to Shaw’s Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee.

DeLaGarza currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Gearbox Group Inc., where she works in the planning and execution of value creation initiatives across the organization. She has worked with several audit and tax firms in financial, due diligence and tax audits, and has been a member of the Audit Committee of Gearbox.

“Cecile brings fantastic expertise to the Shaw business, and will be a tremendous coach and mentor to our group.” explained Keith Luomala, CEO of Shaw Development.

Cecile is a CPA and holds a master’s degree in business management from the University of Liceo de Cagayan. She has over 28 years’ experience in various finance and manufacturing management roles in the US and overseas.

About Shaw Development

Shaw Development LLC is a global fluids management specialist providing innovative component and system level solutions to OEM’s within the commercial and military heavy-duty ground vehicle markets.

Shaw specializes in custom engineering, prototyping, short-run production verification and manufacturing of its customer’s fuel system, hydraulic fluid line component, plastics injection molding and Diesel Emissions Fluid (DEF) challenges. Shaw’s proven staff, dedicated to operational excellence, is poised to become your technology partner.

Shaw Development LLC. announces the addition of Jim Walker to Shaw’s Board of Directors

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Bonita Springs, Florida – Shaw Development LLC, an industry leader in customer fluid management solutions for Heavy Duty Vehicles, today announced the addition of Jim Walker to Shaw’s Board of Directors. Walker has enjoyed a distinguished 40-year career as a senior executive for leading companies in the Agriculture and Construction industries such as John Deere Company, Claas North America, AGCO Corp, and most recently Case IH.

“We are thrilled to have Jim join us on our board.  He is a proven industry leader whose guidance will help drive Shaw to continue to deliver excellence in solutions that exceed the evolving needs of our customers,” explained Keith Luomala, CEO of Shaw Development.

Beyond his leadership at major manufacturers, Jim has also served as Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) – an association of Agriculture and Construction industry leaders throughout North America representing 1000+ manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers. Jim also served as President and Board Member of the Agriculture Board within AEM.

“Based on my past experiences in leading innovation-driven Ag manufacturers, I was thrilled to be asked to join the Board of Shaw Development whose founding premise and fundamental business driver is to be a technology leader in the products they produce,” said Walker. “I am quite familiar and excited to be associated with their market leading DEF solutions for Off Road diesel engine manufacturers and OEMs.”

In his role at Shaw, Mr. Walker will provide coaching to the commercial organization while also guiding overall business strategy and execution.

About Shaw Development

Shaw Development LLC is a global fluids management specialist providing innovative component and system level solutions to OEM’s within the commercial and military heavy-duty ground vehicle markets.

Shaw specializes in custom engineering, prototyping, short-run production verification and manufacturing of its customer’s fuel system, hydraulic fluid line component, plastics injection molding and Diesel Emissions Fluid (DEF) challenges. Shaw’s proven staff, dedicated to operational excellence, is poised to become your technology partner.

Shaw Development Looks Forward To Seeing You At Integer USA 2018 This Fall !

Trade show season is officially underway, and Shaw Development has a busy roster in the coming weeks. See which shows we’ll be attending this November.

Integer USA 2018

From November 6 to 7, 2018, Shaw Development will be attending the 8th Integer Emissions Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our Global Sales Manager Mike Ostertag and Director of Sales Ralph Anderson will be on hand to discuss fluid handling solutions. Interested attendees can reserve a day ahead of time to meet with the team.

In addition, Shaw Development customers are eligible to receive a 25% discount when registering for the Integer Emissions Summit  USA 2018 by using the discount code shawd25.

The event program will address key challenges for OEMs, opportunities for fuel efficiency gains, new emissions standards and testing, and much more. There will be networking opportunities for attendees, as well as access to downloadable content.

Join Shaw Development at Miacon 2018

From May 17th to 19th, 2018, the Miami Airport Convention Center will be home to the Miami Construction Show, Miacon 2018. The event will bring together thousands of construction product buyers, suppliers, importers, builders, and contractors.

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Miacon 2018

The event targets people and companies in the Caribbean, South and Central America, the Southeast U.S., and Florida in particular. Professionals in the market for the latest updates in construction tools, hardware, materials, machinery, and other products will get a glimpse of the newest developments.

Shaw Development will be exhibiting the Shaw Industrial Tools, 7 in 1 Strapping tool, and the Shaw Development Line of Mechanical Pipe Plugs line of products. These tools are ideal for tradesmen who are looking for products that will save time and provide unmatched durability. Our representatives will be on-site in Booth #610 to offer demonstrations and answer any questions attendees may have.

We look forward to discussing our Shaw Industrial Tools at the show. If you have any questions or would like further information about any of our products, feel free to call 239-405-6100. You can also follow us on Twitter for additional updates.

Shaw Development Looks Forward to Seeing You at Intermat Paris!

Shaw Development is attending Intermat Paris 2018 this week. Visit the team at Booth #5AK070 to learn about our robotic refueling systems, DEF reservoirs and more: https://lnkd.in/dRB7ri7

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Shaw Representatives Onsite at Intermat Paris

Shaw Development, LLC Announces Hiring of Director of Human Resources

Shaw Development LLC, is proud to announce and welcome Elaine Rockenstyre as the Director of Human Resources. Elaine will be responsible for providing leaders with the resources in a competitive employee centered work environment, formulating policies and procedures for the Company through a center of excellence model along with raising the bar on talent with enhanced development and succession planning that aligns with the growth of Shaw Development, LLC.

Elaine brings 23 years of human resource generalist experience in multiple industries, hospitality, manufacturing and retail. She has held roles with layered client groups across the U.S. and off shore locations lending to a wealth of knowledge in the human resource function in Corporate America. Elaine’s talents and expertise will build on the foundation of Shaw Development LLC, supporting the expansion and growth with our global products and services.

Lane Morlock, Shaw Development President and CEO said, “Elaine is a proven highly talented human resource leader that brings with her a wealth of experience across multiple industries. Her breadth of experience combined with her strong leadership abilities will be a significant asset as we continue to grow and expand our business capabilities.”

Visit Shaw Development at AHR Expo 2018

The AHR Expo has begun! Be sure to stop by Booth 6513 – South Hall at the show to view our range of HVACR support products.

We’ll be displaying our StrapMaster (7 in 1) tools, which cut, bend, twist and punch holes in steel strapping. They can also cut and bend  steel rods, and cut angle iron as well.

StrapMaster is widely used in commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. The tool fabricates the custom brackets, hangers and bracing you need to keep the job running. StrapMaster is durable and can be used over and over, making it a great investment in your productivity; the tool will pay for itself after just a few uses.

We’ll also be exhibiting our wide range of mechanical plugs. Shaw plugs are widely used in maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO’s), testing and gauging applications, drain, waste, and ventilation (DWV), pipes, valves, and fittings (PVF). They are used by original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s), in commercial and industrial applications, and much more.

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Meet Representatives from Shaw Development at AHR Expo 2018

Learn more about the show and what to expect at the AHR Expo 2018 website. We look forward to seeing you there!

Shaw Development Welcomes Lane Morlock as President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Shaw Development has named Lane Morlock as the company’s new president, chief executive officer and member of the Board of Directors. Morlock succeeds Kevin Hawkesworth, who has resigned to pursue other opportunities.

Morlock was formerly the company’s chief operating officer and joined Shaw Development five years ago. He has 30 years of experience in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, including management roles with Raytheon, Ford and General Motors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from South Dakota State University and pursued graduate studies in business at Seattle University and the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

“Lane is a seasoned industry leader and his broad experience with Fortune 500 manufacturers will serve the company well,” said Chairman of the Board James Culkar. “We look forward to the continued growth and success of Shaw Development and serving our customers with excellence. The Board is appreciative of the contributions made by Kevin during his tenure with the company.”

New Emissions Standards in Agriculture and Forestry

While regulations for emissions standards have become more stringent, heavy equipment manufacturers have faced increasing changes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began by implementing Tier 4 requirements on new machinery in January of 2014. These federal air emissions standards applied to diesel engines that were used for off-road equipment.

 

Since the Tier 4 Final laws changed in January 2014 requiring a reduction of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 90%, manufacturers have had to deal with finding the right technology for the job. Heat from forestry equipment can increase the chances of fires, so choosing the right technology is imperative. Engines are no longer using the same fuels, and are required to use ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD). The overall purpose of these cleaner engines is to align with state and regional clear air acts.

 

Tier 5 requirements will be mandatory starting January 2019. The requirements for Tier 5 are meant to further reduce particulate matter, much of which is believed to be the cause of respiratory difficulties. The ultra-fine soot that many of these engines release into the air was addressed with diesel particulate filters (DPF), which were mandated in Tier 3. However, difficulty cleaning the DPFs led many companies to change their engines to serve customers better with more efficiency and less cleaning on smaller engines.

 

With larger engines, the DPFs will likely be necessary as Tier 5 draws nearer. The amount of soot these engines release will make using DPFs a necessity for both stationary and mobile units. Companies are looking at making the DPFs smaller, and incorporating direct oxide reduction (DOC) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR).

 

Cummins and other companies will be offering new engines to meet the new timeline, while John Deere has gradually eased into the new regulations. Overall, as companies begin to meet the standards, the air quality in the U.S. and Europe should gradually improve and see less particulate matter from these types of engines.