Bettcher Industries, Inc., a Northeast Ohio-based manufacturer of equipment for food processing, foodservice, industrial, medical and other applications, has planned its first-ever Global Summit. More than 100 sales and service personnel from nearly 35 countries have been invited to the conference, which will be held on June 5-7, 2017 at Bettcher Industries’ world headquarters in Birmingham, Ohio. 
The purpose of the Global Summit is to inform and update Bettcher’s distribution community about the company’s newest product innovations, as well as to showcase recent upgrades to the headquarters campus, including manufacturing and office facilities. In addition to distribution partners, attendees will include senior staff from the company’s Bettcher, Exsurco Medical and Gainco entities, as well as personnel from Bettcher’s overseas offices in Switzerland, Brazil and China.
Bettcher Industries has been manufacturing products in Northeast Ohio since 1944, and entered selected overseas markets beginning in the 1960s. Since then, the company’s international presence has grown steadily, so that now international sales represent more than half of the company’s annual revenues.
According to Paul Kearney, Vice President of Sales, the Global Summit will enable Bettcher’s distribution community to come together as a group at the company’s world headquarters. “Up until now, meetings with distributors have been held off-site in our various subsidiary locations. This year, we’re excited to invite our entire team of distributor partners to join us at our newly expanded and upgraded headquarters in Ohio,” Kearney states.
Among recent improvements at the headquarters campus is the opening of the Bettcher Innovation Center (BIC), which embodies the company’s spirit of innovation. According to Kearney, the BIC offers an inspirational space for the exploration, development and commercialization of the next generations of Bettcher products and market solutions.
A trait common to all Bettcher products is how they deliver enhanced functionality and productivity to customers – whether they be in meat and poultry processing, foodservice appliances or medical devices. In addition to showcasing Bettcher’s design, engineering and manufacturing facilities, the Global Summit events will include smaller group sessions focused on particular market segments, where attendees will explore new ways to communicate the benefits of Bettcher products to customers.
Commenting on the upcoming Global Summit, Don Esch, president and CEO states, “We’re looking forward to hosting our international partners to celebrate our shared success, as well as a bright future of continuing growth. At a time when too many American companies source their product manufacturing overseas, we’re proud to be a manufacturer here in Northeast Ohio that’s committed to selling American-made products all over the world – and we can do that thanks in part to our strong distribution partners.”
For more information about the upcoming Global Summit at Bettcher Industries, contact Paul Pirozzola, Vice President of Marketing, at 440-965-4422 or
Bettcher Industries, Inc. is an ISO 9001-certified, vertically integrated manufacturing corporation with a global customer base and direct distribution and service in more than 70 countries. The company is a leading developer and maker of innovative equipment for food processing, foodservice, industrial, medical and other operations. 
Established in 1944, Bettcher brings more than seven decades of successful innovation to the market, including holding nearly 125 active patents. The company is 100 percent employee-owned. Website address: