Fecon Announces New CEO, Retirement of Founder John Heekin

New CEO Bob Dieckman will lead the heavy-duty forestry mulching equipment company's continued growth

Bob Dieckman, new Fecon CEO
Bob Dieckman, new Fecon CEO
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Fecon, a Lebanon, OH-based manufacturer of heavy-duty forestry mulching equipment, announces the appointment of Bob Dieckman as its new CEO. He will replace retiring CEO and Founder John Heekin, who will remain active within the company as a member of the Board of Directors. 

Fecon partnered with LFM Capital in late 2018 to continue its growth and product development. As CEO, Dieckman will lead the company's continued growth. 

“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.”

Dieckman comes to the company 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 three hundred 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.