Jan 29, 2016

For Immediate Release

JMT hires industry veteran, Ron Backhaus to serve as both Midwestern Regional Sales Manager for its metal fabrication equipment and National Product Specialist for Plate Rolls. 

“Ron Backhaus is an expert in plate and profile rolling machines. He knows more about variable geometry plate rolls than anyone else in the industry,” says Jared Peterson, JMT President. “The knowledge he brings with him will be a great asset for our company and our customers.”

Plate rolls have been Backhaus’ major focus in the metal forming industry since 2004.  Prior to joining JMT, Backhaus founded Davi North America and served as its President until 2009. During his tenure, he built a team of professionals who worked together to achieve goals and targets that were never before achievable, growing sales in excess of $65M in 3 years.

Backhaus then started his own company and was the exclusive North American importer of Sertom dishing and flanging machines and plate rolls. During this time, Ron sold and installed the largest plate roll in North America. This machine stood 3 stories high and weighed in at 1.15 Million lbs. It was delivered on 22 trucks.

Ron also supplied a precision automated tank manufacturing system which makes tanks out of coiled stock up to ½” thickness.

Some of Ron’s BIG Machine Sales

Backhaus is constantly pushing himself to learn more and stay current on metal fabrication technology. One way he does this is by staying involved in a number professional associations including:

  • AWEA- American Wind Energy Association
  • SPFA -Steel Plate Fabricators Association
  • STI -Steel Tank Institute
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Founding Member of AMTDA “CMTSE”Program
  • Masters Certificate in Manufacturing Management RAMAC

Backhaus’ strength is in helping customers with needs analysts for all fabrication machine products. He is skilled at identifying solutions that incorporate important value drivers – productivity, profitability, innovation.

Backhaus explains, “My goal is to identify and satisfy the unique needs of our customers. With the wide range of products that JMT has to offer that should make my job a pleasurable experience.”

 “JMT is a breath of fresh air in the day and age when customers are being treated less professionally than they deserve to be,” says Backhaus. “JMT’s focus is not only being ‘strong on customer service’ but on providing better solutions to customer’s problems in a more timely manner.”

If you need help with a plate rolling or tank fabrication application, call JMT and ask to speak with Ron Backhaus (toll-free 855-773-7727).


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