Rick Chrzan, long-time regional sales manager for Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, has retired.
In his place, the company has promoted Danny Harmann to regional manager for Wisconsin and Illinois, and it has welcomed Todd Kasik as regional sales manager.
Chrzan spent the last 13 years with Spee-Dee. During this time, Chrzan grew the company’s sales throughout the Midwest while fostering long-term relationships with its customers. The company said his optimistic outlook, can-do attitude and equipment experience have left an impression on the team. In his retirement, Chrzan will enjoy his true loves in life: family, friends, music and his guitar.
“Rick has been an invaluable member of our team for many years, and his contributions will have a lasting impact,” said Mark Navin, vice president of sales. “We all wish him the best in the next leg of his journey. We are confident that Danny and Todd are strong additions to our regional sales team that will continue to grow and maintain strong relationships with our customers throughout the Midwest.”
Harmann has been with the Spee-Dee for more than 18 years, where he initially began working during his studies at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. During his time at Spee-Dee, Harmann has held various positions including CNC machinist, machine shop lead, project manager, sales application manager and sales engineering manager.
Kasik comes to Spee-Dee with over 28 years of experience in the filling, packaging, manufacturing and product design industries. Earlier in his career, he worked as a project engineer, special projects manager and production supervisor for Baxter/Cardinal Healthcare, where he installed, transferred and started up production lines worldwide. For the last 19 years, he has sold filling and packaging machinery, including being an independent representative of Spee-Dee equipment for 18 of them. Given this vast experience, Spee-Dee is excited to welcome Kasik as its newest regional sales manager for the Midwest.