Industrial shredder manufacturer SSI Shredding Systems Inc. has named Paul Breithaupt as its new director of engineering.
The Wilsonville, Oregon-based equipment maker says Breithaupt will be overseeing the company’s day-to-day engineering operations as well as working to optimize SSI’s internal processes and products.
“SSI has been on my radar since I originally started my career,” says Breithaupt. “I think I saw them on The Discovery Channel back in the day. The culture here is very genuine, and that’s hard to find.”
Breithaupt graduated with a degree in manufacturing engineering from California Polytechnic State University and has been working with an engineering consulting firm in Portland, Oregon, for the past seven years. At the consulting firm he primarily worked on capital projects for major food manufacturers such as Nabisco.
Regarding the work ahead of him at SSI, Breithaupt says, “They are shredders at face value, but if you think of all the different places they can be applied, it’s pretty fascinating. There are so many different applications; you never know what’s going to come through the door. The people here care about their customers and that shows in their work and their work ethic.”
SSI Shredding Systems engineers, manufactures and services size- and volume-reduction systems for an array of applications, from scrap metals to solid waste and tires.