MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Brock, a leading global grain storage, handling, conditioning and structural systems provider, has announced that Joseph (Joe) Helfrich has been named Executive Vice President and General Manager of Brock Grain Systems, a division of CTB, Inc., according to Doug Niemeyer, President and Chief Operating Officer for CTB. In his new role, Helfrich will be responsible for leading and providing strategic direction for the global Brock Grain Systems group including oversight of sales, manufacturing and an extensive worldwide network of independent dealers and distributors.
Helfrich has spent most of his career in equipment and heavy machinery. He served most recently as General
Manager of Global Mining at Caterpillar. His extensive experience includes proficiency in strategy development, business process improvement, engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, distribution and customer service operations.
His educational background includes a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Detroit, and a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana. Helfrich is a registered professional engineer and holds six patents as well as Lean Six Sigma certification. Currently a resident of Connecticut, he plans to relocate to the Milford, Indiana, area.
Helfrich moved into the new role following the promotion earlier this year of Niemeyer to President and Chief Operating Officer for CTB by Victor A. Mancinelli, CTB’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
About Brock Grain Systems
Part of the CTB, Inc. family of companies, Brock Grain Systems (www.brockgrain.com) is a global provider of grain storage, handling, conditioning and structural solutions, boasting a decades-long tradition of developing industry-leading, innovative products that are “Different by Design™.” Founded in 1957, Brock offers systems under the Brock, LeMar and Riley brands. The business unit operates facilities in Indiana, Iowa and Missouri and features an extensive dealer network.
About CTB, Inc.
CTB, Inc. (www.ctbinc.com), a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of systems and solutions for preserving grain; producing poultry, pigs and eggs; and processing poultry. Its products and services are “Helping to Feed a Hungry World®” through grain storage, handling, conditioning and structures; through improved efficiency and air quality management in the care of poultry and livestock; and through efficient and high yield poultry processing. CTB also produces premium equine stables and makes equipment for various industrial applications. Founded as Chore-Time in 1952, CTB has been dedicated to “Leadership Through Innovation®” throughout its history. Based in Milford, Indiana, U.S.A., the company operates from multiple locations in various countries around the world and serves its customers through a worldwide network of independent dealers and distributors.
CTB continues to focus on its strategy for growth, which includes emerging as the best cost manufacturer in the industries it serves, emphasizing its product-driven focus, expanding its global physical presence, fortifying the company through acquisition and enhancing its financial strength.