Fecon announces new CEO, retirement of founder John Heekin
Fecon introduced the appointment of new CEO, Bob Dieckman, who 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 over 300 percent through both organic growth and acquisition. Prior to joining Rotex, he was the CFO of Basco Manufacturing Company for 10 years. A Cincinnati native, Dieckman is a graduate of St. Xavier High School and the University of Notre Dame. As CEO, he will lead the continued growth of the Lebanon, Ohio, manufacturer of heavy-duty forestry mulching equipment including their industry-leading 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.”
Established in 1992 near Cincinnati, Fecon manufactures the Bull Hog forestry mulcher. The company also manufactures tracked carriers and tractors, as well as a full range of attachments and other equipment for vegetation management. Fecon’s products are sold through equipment dealers and distributors worldwide.