Dennis Heller made the announcement official the first week of February that Bob Criste is now president of Stephenson Equipment. Heller, who was president and CEO of the company, will still remain as CEO.
“Bob’s many years experience as CFO, and more recent promotion to COO has given him the experience and passion for this promotion,” Heller said.
Criste said, “We have a great team of leaders here at SEI, I look forward to continuing our journey of growth. Dennis will remain CEO of the company and continue to work on company projects, marketing and provide oversight for the company.”
2017 was a great year of accomplishments for SEI, their employees and customers: In February, the company moved their Albany, NY branch location into a vastly improved facility better serving the Albany area. In addition, SEI built a new crane shop to better serve customer needs at their Pittsburgh, PA branch location. Just a few miles from their previous location in Wilkes-Barre, PA they built a new and much improved facility from the ground up. Then amongst all this activity SEI acquired the Walsh Equipment company and their locations, one near Butler, PA and the other near Ebensburg, PA.
“SEI will continue to focus on doing what is right for our customers and our employees; which is what has brought SEI to this point,” said Criste.