Service School Fall 2018

Service School Fall 2018

Vogt Ice, LLC 1000 West Ormsby Avenue, Suite 19 Louisville, KY 40210
HE Series and Mid-size machines – November 12th-15th 2018
November 12-13 will be the HE series machines
November 14th-15th will be the Mid-size machine class (P112 – P118F – P18XT)
Price per person
HE series machines – $250.00 Mid-size $250.00
Both $450.00
Course includes class, factory tour and some hands-on training. Class will begin at 8:00am dismiss at 4:30pm each day. Classes held at the Louisville KY Factory.
Lunches and refreshments will be provided. Class size is limited.
Call Jackie Aslinger or e-mail to register
jaslinger@vogtice.com 502-635-3426

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.

 

 

Did you know…..

Henry Vogt Heuser, grandson of our founder Henry Vogt was an exemplary corporate citizen and a gifted inventor and entrepreneur.  He was a native of Louisville Kentucky who spent his entire career working for the Henry Vogt Machine Company, including 28 years as its president.  Whenever he had an idea about how to make something better, quicker, or easier, all he had to do was walk out to the shop floor to assess its viability and commercial potential.

Prior to his death in 1999, Mr. Heuser established the Vogt Invention and Innovation Fund to support the “Vogt Awards”.  The endowment he created allows engineers and entrepreneurs to access the same kinds of resources as he did. The Vogt Awards are granted annually to help start-up ideas, products, and projects develop into viable and successful businesses that will provide economic growth, stability, and employment for the greater Louisville area (including Southern Indiana).

We, the current employees at Vogt Ice are proud of the legacy established by Henry Vogt Heuser and invite you to view the following tribute.

 

DID YOU KNOW….

DID YOU KNOW…

Henry Vogt was born in Louisville in 1856 to poor German immigrants.  Shortly after becoming a journeyman machinist in 1880, together with his partner, opened a small machine shop on Main Street in Louisville, Kentucky.  Specializing in general machine repair and the manufacture of freight elevators, he recognized that an engineered proprietary product would have numerous advantages over a general machine shop and soon established the reputation of “Building It Better”.  During that same year Mr. Thomas A. Edison, a previous neighbor to Henry Vogt, was granted a U.S. patent for the invention of the first incandescent light bulb.

In 1885, a boiler shop and foundry were added to the small machine shop for the manufacture of new products.  This year marked the introduction of a new line of products used to make “artificial” ice – the Absorption Refrigeration and Ice Making Machine.  This was just the beginning of the company we know now as Vogt Ice, the world leader in ice machine manufacturing.

Henry Vogt

World’s Largest Ice Machine

DID YOU KNOW…

Weighing in at 83,000, the world’s largest ice machine was shipped from Vogt Ice to a power generation facility in North Carolina in 1994.  Imagine the immense size of such a machine traveling down the highway to its new home in North Carolina.  To clear the front gates of the Vogt Factory, the team had to let the air out of the truck tires.

This mammoth machine, was capable of producing as much as 700 tons of ice in a 24-hour period.  In contrast, the single largest Tube-Ice machine built today, the P42AXL (“The Ice King”), will produce 125 tons of ice per day.

Engineers at the power generating facility found that by cooling the air that feeds the gas turbine generators improved the operating efficiency during peak demand periods.  Engineers had used other air-cooling devices to feed turbines but determined ice was an efficient alternative.  The ice makers work at night when power demand is lower, and recycle the water from melted ice to make new ice.