Deimco Promotes Arneson and Hires Three Engineers
Tama, Iowa - August 22, 2018
Deimco Finishing Equipment, a designer and builder of custom finishing systems, announces the promotion of 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.”
Tom will be leading Deimco as it navigates future expansions in its facilities and in the turn-key finishing systems Deimco provides to its customers. Tom began working at Deimco Finishing Equipment in 1994 and has served in many capacities. Prior to working at Deimco Finishing Equipment, Tom worked at Standard Bearings in Des Moines. Tom has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Iowa.
Tom Arneson said, “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 customer’s needs with the highest quality finishing systems. This includes innovative technology, on-time deliveries, and unyielding integrity in all we do.”
Additionally, the company announced three new hires in: Karol Smigowski – Senior Engineer, Shannon Lwe – Electrical Engineer, and Jacob Shirar – Sales Engineer.
Karol Smigowski joins Deimco after 11 years at US Concepts Inc. as a Project Engineer. While at US Concepts, Deimco and Karol worked collaboratively to co-develop application specific equipment for unique customers. Karol has a master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland. Karol will be leading the development of additional automated sanding technologies and guiding the company’s adoption of new machining technologies.
Shannon Lwe obtained her Electrical Engineering degree from Iowa State University in December of 2016. During her time at Iowa State, Shannon excelled academically and completed an internship with Intel. Shannon will develop custom controls and integrate new technologies to automate processes for Deimco’s customers.
Jacob Shirar joins Deimco after graduating with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Iowa State University in May of 2018. Jacob is the son of the owners, Kirk and Cindy Shirar, and has worked in different roles within the company throughout the past. Jacob will be heavily focused on strengthening customer relationships and new business development.
“We’re thrilled to add such high character people and such high caliber engineering talent to our team,” stated Kirk Shirar, President. “We believe the time is right to make these significant investments as we execute our strategy to be the first choice finishing solutions provider.”