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Bison Undergoes Corporate Restructuring to Maximize Customer Focus 04/20/2016

Bison Gear & Engineering Corporation has always been a solutions driven organization, working with customers to ensure they are providing the best products for their applications. While that remains a core competency, Bison recognizes that in today’s ever-changing business environment they need to be even more responsive and customer-focused than ever before. This includes the need to work closer with supply chain partners to ensure the best overall cost and quality position. With the objective of understanding the needs of the 21st century machine designer and manufacturer, whether working directly with an OEM or with a Distribution partner, they are now positioned to provide customers the best value solution – be it a motor, gearmotor or complete system.

To fulfill these objectives, Bison has made the following organizational changes:

George Thomas expands his role as Executive Vice President – Operations.

In addition to Supply Chain and Operations, Mr. Thomas adds Plant Support and Sustaining Engineering to his responsibilities. Thomas and his team’s objectives center on operational excellence as they create focused value streams to ensure that Bison is meeting the customers’ Quality and On-Time Delivery expectations. With his background in engineering and operations, and with more than 30 years at Bison, Thomas is well positioned to ensure Bison delivers on their commitments to their customers.

John Burch has been named Executive Vice President – Go To Market.

In this new role, Mr. Burch maintains responsibility for Product Management and Strategic Marketing, while adding New Product Development, Sales and Customer Service to create a market driven, customer focused team tasked with understanding and exceeding customers’ expectations. Burch’s more than 25 years of experience leading various business units in North America and Europe will serve him well as he and his team focus on supporting customers and growing Bison’s global sales footprint.

Both George Thomas and John Burch will report to Ron Bullock as he resumes his role as CEO of Bison, in addition to continuing to chair their Board of Directors. “As a team, we are committed to our customers.  Creating value that enable our customers to be more successful in their markets is the key to sustained growth,” states Bullock.  “We are confident that these changes will enable us to do just that.”

About Bison

Bison Gear and Engineering began in 1960 by designing problem-solving gearboxes and gear motors for their customers. Today, the company has grown into an industry leader for the design and manufacture of fractional and integral horsepower motors, gearmotors and reducers; providing customers complete power transmission and motion control system solutions in a wide range of markets.  Guided by their Robusticity® design philosophy and backed by world class engineering and customer support teams following a lean manufacturing culture, Bison continues to exceed customer expectations.  For more information on Bison or their products, please visit www.bisongear.com.

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