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CPM Appoints Todd Fierro to Lead Crown Comapnies

Date Posted: July 17, 2013

Waterloo, IA—CPM, the world’s leading supplier of process engineering, process equipment and aftermarket parts for the oilseed, animal feed, biofuels and food processing industries, announces the appointment of Todd Fierro to Crown Companies general manager.

Fierro fills a new executive management position responsible for global coordination of all sales, operations, engineering, strategy, and administrative functions.

He will be based in Roseville, Minnesota, USA, and will report to Ted Waitman, CEO of CPM.

Fierro brings diverse leadership experience to Crown from his career, which spans from leading start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.

He began his career with Ford Motor Company, advancing through the organization to plant manager.

In his last position, he was president of Oshkosh Corporation’s commercial segment, focusing on new product introduction and strategic development.

“Todd will complete the global alignment of resources and technologies to strengthen Crown’s leadership position in preparation, extraction, refining and oleochemical solutions,” says Waitman.

“Under Todd’s leadership, customers can expect continued commitment to engineering excellence and innovation to deliver the lowest total operating cost solution and best customer experience.”

Crown has more than 200 employees operating throughout the world including Crown Iron Works (United States), Europa Crown (United Kingdom) and Crown Asia (China) and commercial centers in Argentina, Brazil, Russia and Ukraine.

Crown is part of CPM’s Oilseed Group, which also includes SKET, Roskamp Champion and California Pellet Mill.

For more information, visit, or contact Crown at +1 651.639-8900.

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