BHS Names Richard Sweet Senior Applications Engineer

Sweet covers the Northwest region

UPDATE: February 9, 2016

Richard Sweet has been promoted from Systems Optimization Manager to Senior Applications Engineer.

The full release can be viewed here.

He can be reached at 541-513-8253 or via email


BHS Names Richard Sweet Systems Optimization Manager

BHS veteran will oversee ongoing system performance

EUGENE, Ore – March 26, 2014 — Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has named Richard Sweet Systems Optimization Manager, a new position developed to reinforce BHS’ commitment to providing world-class customer service.  Richard and his team will oversee Plant Optimization, Preventive Maintenance, Parts Programs and regularly scheduled visits to materials recovery facilities (MRFs) and other customer locations.

“Richard’s experience and expertise will be a tremendous asset to our current and future customers,” said Steve Miller, BHS CEO. “As we continue to expand our system base, it is a top priority that we have the pieces in place to proactively support them. Our customers’ success is our success, and Richard’s aptitude in the field will help our customers keep their systems running like a BHS system should – leading the industry in throughput, recovery and uptime,” Miller continued.

Richard has been intimately involved with every major BHS system since he started with the company in 2008, experience that gives him a unique understanding of MRF operations. “MRFs are larger, more technologically advanced, and recover more than ever. Throughout this evolution I have been fortunate to have worked with hundreds of elite operators and the best equipment in the industry,” said Sweet. “I plan to share these best practices to help our customers achieve their business goals. It’s a truly exciting position for me, and one that I’m sure will provide great value to our customers.”

Previously, Richard was BHS’ Projects Group Manager. A Mechanical Engineer, Richard has experience in Operations Management, Product Design and Development, Project Management, Analysis and Assessment, Manufacturing and Service Support.

Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)

Headquartered in Eugene, OR, BHS is a worldwide leader in the innovative design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy, and construction and demolition industries. Wholly-owned subsidiaries include Nihot (Amsterdam), NRT (Nashville, TN) and Zero Waste Energy (Lafayette, CA). BHS is also the home of Max-AI® technology, a breakthrough artificial intelligence that identifies materials, makes intelligent decisions and directs equipment such as robotic sorters. Clients around the globe choose BHS because of its experience, dedication to cutting-edge technology, quality construction and durability, and unmatched customer service. BHS has built some of the largest and most durable MRFs in the world – and they are achieving the highest throughput, recovery, and purity rates in the industry.

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