Vogt Ice Announces new CEO Bill Snyder

 

VOGT ICE NAMES BILL SNYDER AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

LOUISVILLE, KY (July 9, 2018) – Vogt Ice, a leading commercial and industrial supplier of ice equipment, announced today that it has named Bill Snyder as the company’s new CEO, effective July 16, 2018. J.T. Sims, former CEO of Vogt Ice, will remain on the Board of Directors and maintain his ownership stake in the company.

 

Mr. Snyder joins Vogt Ice with more than 30 years of experience in the industrial, manufacturing, continuous processing, and supply chain and logistics industries. Most recently, he was a development executive at Neovia (formerly Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc.) where he focused on implementing business optimization processes to improve his customers’ competitive positions.

 

Prior to joining Caterpillar Logistics in 2005, Mr. Snyder held management positions in operations, finance, and sales and marketing at Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) where he developed the business expansion and client retention strategies for Conrail’s automotive, steel, chemical and petrochemical customers. Prior to Conrail, he worked with internal team members to automate SKF Industries, Inc.’s inventory control processes for products engineered and manufactured globally for distribution throughout North America.

 

“We are delighted that Bill is joining Vogt Ice as our new CEO,” said J.T. Sims. “His proven track record in creating and executing global strategies, and driving revenue and profit growth, will be instrumental in the growth and success of Vogt Ice in the foreseeable future. He has great experience with building and leading successful teams while developing new market verticals to create competitive advantages.”

 

Mr. Snyder’s strategy designs and leadership have led to his teams receiving the “Vendor Challenge Performance Award” sponsored by Air Products and Chemicals three consecutive years; and the “Rail Industry Performance Award” from Ford Motor Company. Additionally, his personal efforts earned him the 2015 “Strategic Partner of the Year Award” from Manitowoc FoodService.

 

Vogt Ice, a former division of Henry Vogt Machine Company, revolutionized the commercial ice-making industry in 1938 when it built the world’s first automatic sized ice machine, the Tube-Ice Machine. Prior to this, ice was made in block form. Vogt engineers designed the unique Tube-Ice Machine specifically to freeze ice automatically in vertical tubes, momentarily thaw ice loose from the tubes and then cut it into short cylinders with a hole in the center.

 

Today Vogt Ice designs, manufactures and distributes heavy duty ice making machines, chillers and parts to commercial and industrial customers worldwide. Vogt machines feature a tubular form of ice as well as plate ice technology, which produce ice at rates ranging from 1 ton to 110 tons per day. Commercial and industrial customers include packaged ice producers; food service, resorts and casinos; fishing, poultry and agriculture; and thermal energy storage, among others. The company currently has 100 employees with operations in West Louisville.

 

About Vogt Ice:

Vogt Ice, a former division of Henry Vogt Machine Company, is a leading commercial and industrial supplier of ice equipment. The company revolutionized the commercial ice-making industry in 1938 when it built the world’s first automatic sized ice machine, the Tube-Ice Machine. Prior to this, ice was made in block form. Vogt engineers designed the unique Tube-Ice Machine specifically to freeze ice automatically in vertical tubes, momentarily thaw ice loose from the tubes and then cut it into short cylinders with a hole in the center. For more information, please visit www.vogtice.com.

 

 

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