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M.E. Woodbeck Jr.



Mr. Woodbeck, also known as Woody, has served as the Chairmain of OCC Systems for over 20 years. He is a Management Trustee on the Operating Engineers Pension, Health, & Welfare Fund. He also served as the President of the Great Lakes Fabrication and Erectors Association. Woody ran the Overhead Structural Steel Division for 30 years and he has a B.B.A. from St. Michael's College in Sante Fe, New Mexico.

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Tom Woodbeck


Tom has worked within every level of the company throughout his career with OCC Systems. He started out as a millwright apprentice who worked his way through college where he obtained his B.B.A. at St. Michael's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tom has more than 40 years experience and insight into the conveyor industry and through his hands on approach, he has provided great leadership for the company.

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Ted Woodbeck


Ted has been with OCC Systems for over 28 years, and holds his B.S. in Building Construction Management from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He began his career as an Estimator working for OCC System's Structural Steel Division before moving into Conveyor Project Management, where he has successfully managed several multi-million dollar projects.

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Michael Sherman

Vice President

Mike graduated from the Millwright Apprenticeship Program and worked over 20 years as a Millwright out of Local 1102 in the conveyor industry. In 2001 he began his employment with OCC Systems as the Field Installation Superintendent. He has completed several safety training courses including OSHA 30 hour training in the construction industry. Mike is responsible for staffing all of OCC Systems installations.

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Len Bochenek

Vice President

Len has over 20 years of management, leadership, and coordination of complex projects in both the private and public sectors. He holds a B.A. as well as an M.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Len also served as a member of the Armed Forces within the United States Navy. He has been employed at OCC Systems for over 15 years.

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David Hurst

Tooling Division General Manager 

Dave joined OCC Systems in 2019 to assist with the development of the Tooling Installation Division where he assembled a team of proven Project Managers and Superintendents to help in leading this new business venture. Dave started his career as a Millwright apprentice in 1985, and worked his way up through the Tooling Installation business, to assume Executive Vice President and General Manager roles, since 2005. He also serves as a Trustee for the Millwrights 1102 Supplemental Pension Funds, the Millwright 1102 Apprenticeship Program, and the Carpenter and Millwrights Statewide Apprenticeship Programs.

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Carl Wingert

Engineering Manager

Carl has worked for OCC Systems for over 12 years and has over 35 years experience in the Conveyor Industry. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has been trained in Advanced Quality Planning (AQP), Design of Experiments (DOE), and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), where he successfully applies these quality concepts to OCC Systems' Designs.

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Matt Gudaitis

Estimating Manager

Matt has over 25 years experience in the conveyor industry and has been employed by OCC for over 5 years.  Matt has held several positions in engineering, project management, and estimating during his career. Matt's education includes a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, in Lansing, Michigan, and an M.B.A. from Wayne State in Detroit, Michigan.

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Craig Dahl

Merchandise Sales

Craig has over 30 years of manufacturing experience, 29 as a Project Engineer and Engineering Manager for General Motors where he oversaw the New Vehicle Launch. Craig holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Lawrence Technologicial University in Southfield, Michigan. He has a U.S. patent for Synchronous Manufacturing as well as the GM Chairman's Honors Award for Modular Conveyor Business Process.

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Alanna Woodbeck

Purchasing Manager

Alanna has worked in the conveyor industry and has been employed at OCC Systems for 8 years, 4 as a field safety representative tasked with keeping jobsite safety and more recently as the Purchasing Manager.  She has a B.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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