FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 3, 2018
Belt Power LLC (“Belt Power” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Don Heitmeier has been appointed President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Belt Power. Mr. Heitmeier has over 30 years of distribution experience with two of the leaders in the wholesale distribution space.
Don joins Belt Power following his leadership role at WESCO, where he was Division Vice President for the Eastern United States from 2016 to 2018, overseeing a business with nearly $2 billion in revenue. From 2006 to 2016, he held various other leadership positions at WESCO, overseeing organic and acquisition-related growth, implementing employee development programs, maximizing customer satisfaction, and championing customer and vendor partnerships. Prior to WESCO, Don held several management positions at Graybar. He started his career at Graybar, progressing from a trainee in Graybar’s Management Trainee Program to Vice President of Electrical Sales. During his time at Graybar, he led finance, marketing, and sales organizations. He earned his degree from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S.) and completed an Executive Supply Chain Management Program at Rutgers University. He has held leadership roles in the Utility Supply Management Alliance and the National Association of Electrical Distributors.
“Belt Power has significant opportunities to grow, and I am honored to have been chosen by the Belt Power board to lead the business. I am eager to support an exceptional leadership team to achieve our collective goals,” Mr. Heitmeier said.
Speaking on behalf of the Belt Power board, Rob Hogan, Managing Director of Shorehill Capital said, “We are thrilled to welcome Don to the Belt Power team. He brings a wealth of sales leadership experience, a results-oriented demeanor, a high level of integrity, and a passion for growth. He is a terrific fit for the Belt Power culture, and the board and the leadership team are eager to work with Don to set the course for future growth.”
About Belt Power
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Belt Power is a full-service distributor and fabricator of conveyor system components, including conveyor belts, equipment, accessories and rubber, hose and gasket products. Through eight locations throughout the Southeast and Midwest, Belt Power serves the conveyor maintenance, replacement and overhaul needs of over 1,600 current customers with a focus on the food processing and light industrial markets. For additional information, visit www.BeltPower.com.
Belt Power seeks to acquire other distributors and fabricators of conveyor system components is interested in acquisition opportunities presented by business owners, management or M&A intermediaries. Please contact Rob Hogan regarding acquisition opportunities.
About Shorehill Capital
Shorehill Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on making control equity investments in North American engineered industrial product, industrial service and value-added distribution companies with enterprise values up to $150 million. Shorehill seeks opportunities where its experience, network and investment management approach can have a significant impact on investment performance. The Shorehill partners have a track record spanning 30 years helping middle market companies achieve increased growth and improved operational performance through a structured investment management plan. For additional information, please visit www.ShorehillCapital.com.