TAMA, Iowa – Custom finishing systems provider Deimco Finishing Equipment has promoted Tom Arneson to Vice President and General Manager. The position was created to support the continued growth of Deimco Finishing Equipment in the coming years. Cindy Shirar, CFO and co-owner of Deimco, stated, “We are excited that Tom Arneson has accepted the position of Vice President and General Manager. Tom’s 24 years of experience engineering custom finishing equipment is irreplaceable to both Deimco and our customers.”
Arneson will be leading Deimco as it navigates future expansions in its facilities and in the turnkey finishing systems Deimco provides to its customers. Arneson began working at Deimco Finishing Equipment in 1994 and has served in many capacities.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve as Vice President and General Manager of Deimco Finishing Equipment. I look forward to applying my many years of experience to meet our customers’ needs with the highest quality finishing systems. This includes innovative technology, on-time deliveries and unyielding integrity in all we do,” said Arneson.
The company also announced three new hires. Karol Smigowski has been hired as a Senior Engineer, Shannon Lwe has been hired as an Electrical Engineer, and Jacob Shirar has been hired as a Sales Engineer.
Smigowski joins Deimco after 11 years at US Concepts Inc. as a Project Engineer. While at US Concepts, Deimco and Smigowski worked collaboratively to co-develop application-specific equipment for unique customers. Smigowski will lead the development of additional automated sanding technologies and guide the company’s adoption of new machining technologies.
Lwe will develop custom controls and integrate new technologies to automate processes for Deimco’s customers.
Jacob Shirar, the son of the owners Kirk and Cindy Shirar, will focus on strengthening customer relationships and new business development.