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Fecon Announces New CEO, Retirement of Founder John Heekin

Wed October 16, 2019 - National Edition

Bob Dieckman
Bob Dieckman

Bob Dieckman has been appointed Fecon CEO. He will replace retiring CEO and Founder John Heekin.

Dieckman comes from a Hillenbrand subsidiary, Rotex Global LLC, where he served in a variety of executive positions for 12 years, most recently as president. During his time with Rotex, sales grew more than 300 percent through both organic growth and acquisition. Prior to joining Rotex, he was the CFO of Basco Manufacturing Company for 10 years.

As CEO, Dieckman will lead the continued growth of the Lebanon, Ohio, manufacturer of heavy-duty forestry mulching equipment including its Bull Hog mulcher. Heekin will remain active within the company he founded as a member of the board of directors.

Fecon partnered with LFM Capital in late 2018 to continue its growth and product development.

"We're excited to welcome Bob Dieckman and thrilled to have him guide the company to future growth," said Heekin. "His proven track record of leading product development, international sales and acquisitions will be an asset, as will his management style that engenders strong loyalty."

For more information, call 513/696-4430or visit

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