JWC Environmental Appoints Industry Leader Ken Biele as CEO
JWC Environmental is pleased to announce that Ken Biele is joining the organization as our new Chief Executive Officer, reporting to the Board. He will lead the company as we expand into new international and industrial markets while ensuring that our customers continue to benefit from best-in-class service, quality, and cutting-edge technology. Mr. Biele comes to JWCE from Emerson Electric Company, where he held positions in strategic planning, business development and general management. Most recently, he served as President for the Rosemount Analytical Group of Emerson Process Management.
“We at JWCE are excited that Ken is joining our organization. His arrival marks the next yet to be written chapter in our proud 40 year history. JWCE has a bright future and Ken will certainly be a key element in our continued efforts to service the global marketplace“, said Ronald A. Duecker, JWC Environmental President and COO.
Mr. Biele has extensive experience managing rapid growth and change within organizations. During his 16 years with Emerson, he successfully led the acquisition of several businesses, expanded channels in international markets, and led the introduction of new product lines. Prior to joining Emerson, Mr. Biele held engineering and development positions in the chemical industry.
Mr. Biele holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the College of William and Mary.
“Ken has a tremendous background and track record. His work ethic and leadership will be a great addition to the JWCE team. We look forward to working together to enhance and expand the powerful value proposition this company provides to its customers,” said Matt Anderson of Windjammer Capital Investors.
JWC Environmental is a global leader in solids reduction and separation systems for customers in several industries, including wastewater treatment, petroleum, food processing, agriculture, marine, recycling, product destruction and more. In 1973, JWCE invented the Muffin Monster®, the world’s first dual-shafted wastewater grinder. Today, JWCE has shipped over 35,000 waste shredders and screens worldwide and our employees are committed to providing customers with cutting-edge technologies, services and value.