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Management Experts

Rory ColeRory Cole, Managing Director

Cole has been with Flexco since 2017, when he first started as our Financial Manager. In 2022, he transitioned into his current role of Managing Director. In his day-to-day, he plays a pivotal role in aligning strategic objectives with tangible business goals. He oversees all operational aspects of the business and consistently seeks ways to enhance operational efficiency. Rory excels in fostering strong relationships with key stakeholders and ensuring Flexco remains a valued partner for our customers. Before joining Flexco, Cole held various management roles across heavy-duty sectors, which has helped him tremendously. He is equipped with a Stanford LEAD Certificate from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, as well as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation from CIMA. His educational journey also includes a BCom in Financial Management from the University of Johannesburg.  

Joshua Abberton, National Sales Manager

Abberton began working with Flexco in 2008 as a casual storeman before working in and subsequently managing customer service. Following this, he was promoted to the East-Coast Regional Manager before becoming the National Sales Manager in 2023. Abberton has extensive knowledge of all Flexco products because of the various roles he has had within the company. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Business & Management from Griffith University. 

Regional Managers

Jason Coe, Regional Manager Western Australia 

Coe joined Flexco in 2012 following a decade-long career as a belt conveyor system maintenance supervisor in the Western Australian mining industry. His profound expertise in conveyor systems, coupled with his tenure at Flexco, propelled him to the role of Western Regional Manager in 2024.

Sebastian Olguin, Regional Manager New South Wales & New Zealand 

Before joining Flexco, Olguin worked as a mechanical shutdown coordinator in Australia’s biggest iron ore mines. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge surrounding mechanical shutdowns in the Australian and New Zealand mining industry, with a specific focus on stellar product installation. Olguin also holds a multitude of qualifications in site safety.

Adam Wright, National Light Duty and Tri States (SA/VIC/TAS) Regional Manager 

Wright joined Flexco in 2011, leading the Western Australian team for over a decade. In 2022, he transitioned to the National Light Duty Manager based in Melbourne, Victoria, leveraging his prior work experience at a leading light-duty belt manufacturing company. Recognising his leadership and expertise in heavy-duty industries, he expanded his role to the Regional Tri States Manager in 2024.

Phil Dreghorn, Regional Manager Queensland

Dreghorn joined Flexco in 2003 bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from various roles in the belt conveyor system industry. Prior to Flexco, he specialised in conveyor maintenance, belt splicing and had a special interest in pulley lagging products. Dreghorn holds qualifications as a boilermaker and belt splicer and completed training as a Work Health and Safety Officer.

Executive Leadership

The management team at Flexco boasts years of expertise in a variety of industries. From sales and business knowledge to human resources and engineering know-how, these proficient resources can address the issues of today and give you a glimpse into the future of belt conveyor productivity.

Thomas S. Wujek, President and Chief Executive Officer

In the position of President and CEO, Wujek has the ultimate responsibility for executing on the company’s global vision, with an unwavering commitment to our great people, our strong partnerships, and our valued customers around the world. Wujek has been with Flexco since 1992, serving as Quality Assurance Manager, Field Sales Representative, Sales and Operations Manager, Vice President of Sales and Operations, and Executive Vice President/COO prior to his appointment to President and Chief Executive Officer in 2021. He is active in the National Industrial Belting Association (NIBA), serving as President in 2014, as well as the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA). He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Workers Compensation Trust of Illinois from 2006 - 2008, and as a board member for HR Source (formerly The Management Association of Illinois) from 2004 - 2010. Wujek holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Chip Winiarski, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

In the position of Executive Vice President, Winiarski holds global responsibility for Flexco’s sales, marketing, and engineering functions, as well as all wholly-owned subsidiaries of Flexco. Winiarski has been with Flexco since 2007, serving as Director of Marketing – Heavy-Duty and Vice President of Marketing prior to his appointment to Chief Marketing Officer in 2020, and Executive Vice President in 2023.  He is active in the National Industrial Belting Association (NIBA) and the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA). Winiarski holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, a master’s degree from The Ohio State University with a concentration in Strategy and Finance, and completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Tammy Balogh, Chief People Officer

As Chief People Officer, Balogh is responsible for strategic human resources planning, talent acquisition and development, and the connected culture that keeps Flexco employees engaged and feeling valued throughout the world. Balogh has been with Flexco since 1990, starting in customer service before transitioning into the human resources department and serving as Director of Human Resources prior to her appointment to Vice President in 2016 and Chief People Officer in 2021. She serves on the Manufacturer Council for the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) and holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University’s College of Business.

Glen Paradise, Chief Financial Officer

In the position of Chief Financial Officer, Paradise is tasked with leading profitable growth and preserving the financial assets of the business through collaboration, efficient processes that yield timely and accurate information, and insightful analytics, resulting in sound business decisions. Paradise has been with Flexco since 2007, serving as the Chief Financial Officer throughout his tenure. In this position, He earned both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Brigham Young University.

Keith StaningerKeith Staninger, Chief Digital Officer

As Chief Digital Officer, Staninger creates digital offerings, simplifying the customer and employee experience, and digitizes operations. Staninger joined Flexco in 2020 as Chief Digital Officer, responsible for establishing and implementing the company's digital transformation, while enabling strategic and business model innovation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Purdue University, an MBA with an emphasis in Strategic Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a graduate certificate in Financial Management from Rutgers University.

Strategic Global Directors

Beth Miller, Business Unit Director

In the role of Business Unit Director, Miller is responsible for the marketing, engineering, and new product development units, with a focus on strategic planning and global execution, providing leadership and support for the design, development, and implementation of new, existing, and extended product and service lines. Miller joined Flexco in 1998 and has been actively involved in the marketing and new product development of light duty products throughout her career. She was promoted to Business Unit Director – Light-Duty in 2021. Miller earned a bachelor’s degree from Hope College, and has taken MBA classes from Western Michigan University, as well as Executive Education courses through University of Chicago and University of Michigan.

Mukund KasthuriMukund Kasthuri, Regional Director

In his role as Regional Director, Mukund is tasked with building a strong Flexco program across Asia and setting a strategic direction for sustainable growth of subsidiary locations in China, India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Mukund joined Flexco in 2013 as the Managing Director of Flexco India and was later promoted to Director of the Southeast Asia subsidiary in 2016, adding Middle East responsibility in 2020. In 2021, Mukund was named Regional Director. He has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Osmanabad and has taken lectures for management students on strategy and how to build empathetic organizations. 

Martin O’Neill, Regional Director

In his role as Regional Director, O’Neill is responsible for the operational leadership and strategic initiatives for Flexco locations in North America, North Latin America, Europe, and the United Kingdom. O'Neill has worked at Flexco since 1993 in a variety of sales and leadership roles, beginning his career in Australia as a Territory Salesman in New South Wales and moving his way up to Senior Director of North American Sales and Global Strategic Accounts in 2018. In 2021, he was named Regional Director. O'Neill earned a bachelor's degree in Business from Sydney University in Australia.

Subject Matter Experts

Kevin Fales, Product Manager

In the role of Product Manager, Fales manages the Belt Conveyor Product line, providing strategic guidance for the global business unit. This includes identifying product development opportunities and working with global engineering resources to create new product concepts and enhance existing products that meet local market requirements. Fales has been with Flexco since 2010, beginning his time as a Marketing Specialist before moving into the Product Manager position. He graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, and from Western Michigan University with a Master of Business Administration.

Ryan JacksonRyan Jackson, Product Manager

In the role of Product Manager, Jackson has complete ownership over our Light-Duty Belt Conveyor Products, guiding strategic product development, conducting extensive analysis of the needs of light duty industries, and growing market share. Jackson has been with Flexco since 2012. He has earned his bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is currently completing his Master of Business Administration from the same institution.

Franklin Moore, Product Manager

In the role of Product Manager, Moore is responsible for the market strategy for the Minet Lacing Technology product line in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, which includes the Super-Screw® line of fasteners and Fix’N Go® Rip Repair. Moore has been with Flexco since 2012, beginning his career as a BCP Marketing Support Analyst before moving into the role of Industry Manager in 2017, and Product Manager for MLT North America product line in 2021.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University.

Dan TuttleDan Tuttle, Product Manager

As a Product Manager for Flexco, Tuttle oversees Flexco Light-Duty Mechanical Belt Fastener product offerings, manages day-to-day operations, and provides critical strategic ideology and implementation strategies that better meet the needs of our extensive customer base. Tuttle has been with Flexco since 2004, where he first started as a Punch Press Operator, moved into the role of CNC Programmer/Setup/Operator, was then a Manufacturing Manager, and has now settled into the role of Product Manager. He graduated from Benedictine University.

Travis VliemTravis Vliem, Product Manager

As Product Manager, Vliem is responsible for all things related to the Flexco Elevate™ IoT platform – researching and designing business capabilities and go-to-market strategies, implementing and driving adoption of the program, assisting in researching and developing new sensing and monitoring systems, and capturing and evaluating the voice of the customer in relation to program development. Vliem has been with Flexco since 2021. He graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. 

Brian DavidBrian David, Industry Manager

In the role of Industry Manager, David develops and maintains subject matter expertise related to key heavy-duty growth industries, applying that expertise to market development and marketing communications programs, including the development tools that highlight product, services, and delivered customer value. David has been with Flexco since 2018, beginning his time as a Territory Sales Manager before becoming Industry Manager in 2021. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University. 

Todd Stewart, Industry Manager

As Industry Manager, Stewart focuses on the logistics industry, creating programs to support each segment and identifying customer issues, as well as potential product solutions, for parcel, airports, warehousing, distribution, and fulfillment. Stewart began his career at Flexco in 1989, working in various roles from customer service, to manufacturing, to training, to new product development, to market development management before taking on the role of Industry Manager in 2017. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a B2B specialty from Davenport University.

Jonathan Morgan, Industry Manager

As an Industry Manager for Flexco, Jonathan Morgan focuses on the food processing industries, including proteins, baking, and produce. Building on his already strong foundation of market expertise, Jonathan partners with customers to identify critical issues in their operations and develop supporting programs that deliver high-value, long-term solutions for maximizing the efficiencies of their conveyor processes. Jonathan spent over 27 years for a major lightweight conveyor belt manufacturer including 20 years working as an Application Engineer.  He brings that application experience, an extensive network, and technical sales expertise to support the industry.  Jonathan earned a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.