Jan 04, 2021

Peterson Retires from Vortex Global

Kevin R. Peterson will retire on January 29

source: Vortex

Vortex Global announces the retirement of Kevin R. Peterson on January 29, 2021.

During his 25 years with Vortex, Peterson held many key positions including director of marketing, special projects director, regional sales manager, and director of business development.

Peterson’s involvement in the dry bulk industry includes membership in the International Association of Operative Millers, International Milling Education Foundation, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, and the Industrial Minerals Association of North America.

He was elected an Emeritus Member of the International Association of Operative Millers, was a past Advisory Board Member of the Powder & Bulk Solids Expo, and served on the Board of Directors of the Industrial Minerals Association of North America.

Peterson received the Outstanding Service Award from Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science and Industry. He was a contributor to the Dust Control Handbook for Industrial Minerals Mining and Processing published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

While at Vortex, Peterson traveled throughout North America to meet with companies involved in the processing, handling, and transportation of dry bulk material. He authored hundreds of case studies and numerous articles for industry specific publications that shared Vortex’s products and corporate capabilities with personnel involved in dry bulk material handling.

About Vortex
For more than 40 years, Vortex has provided quality slide gates, diverters, iris valves and loading spouts designed specifically for handling dry bulk solids in gravity, vacuum, dilute, or dense phase applications.

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