We Are Fecon

We work hard to understand our customers’ needs and provide real value. We build specialized equipment — machines that uniquely fit the conditions in which you run and operate them — and we take pride in providing a high level of service.

Mission

Philosophy

Team

History

A tight-knit family doing all we can to make your operation more efficient and more profitable.

For over 30 years, we’ve built a reputation of building the most durable mulching head on the market, and that no-compromise approach extends into each of our product lines. By providing the highest value products and superior service, Fecon forges lasting relationships with our customers. We help you clear the way to a job well done!

Bob Dieckman, CEO

Our Core Values

Built for life, engineered for success.

By providing the highest value products and superior service, Fecon forges lasting relationships with customers. Fecon strives to be the foremost leader in the development and manufacture of vegetation management and natural resource recovery equipment through technology, innovation, operational efficiency, safety, and fully engaged the talents of its employees.

01

Do What is Right

  • Foster goodwill toward our customers, our community, and each other
  • Seek to be fair and ethical in all decisions
  • Develop strong relationships — internally and externally (the Fecon Family)
  • Be a good steward of our resources and environment

02

Best In Class

  • Lead our industry with the best products that provide the most value to our customers
  • Hire, motivate, train, and retain the best skilled employees
  • Provide an advocate role to our industry

03

Commitment and Dedication

  • Do whatever it takes to get the job done with integrity and excellence

04

Excellent Customer Care

  • Provide excellence in all interactions with our customers
  • Respond to questions and resolve issues quickly

Leadership

Fecon is made up of a dedicated and skilled workforce. Our talented people have propelled Fecon to a leadership position in the forestry industry. We are a tight-knit organization in southern Ohio that feels like a family. We share the same values and commitment, and that cohesiveness and sense of team shows in the end product.

Bob
Dieckman

Chief Executive Officer

Mark
Middendorf

Senior VP of Sales

Jeff
Stanley

Senior VP of Product Development

Michael
Kucharski

VP of Dealer Development

Kevin
McCann

VP of Product Support

John
Deszcz

Chief Financial Officer

Robert
Soehner

VP of Operations

“There’s nothing like seeing a Fecon in the wild, doing the work it is made to do!”

 

@aplandmanagement

“The Fecon allows us to quickly and efficiently clear brush and small trees on the ROW.”

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Our History

Our roots are in forestry mulching, and As we’ve grown and expanded product offerings with whole new solutions, one thing has remained unchanged: Fecon is a company that stands firmly behind its products.

1992

Fecon first started in Evendale, Ohio. The company began as a manufacturing operation to meet the needs of the Organic Resource Recovery Industry in North America.

2004

Fecon moved locations to a new, state-of-the-art 56,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Ohio.

2008

Fecon expanded its manufacturing operations by an additional 55,000 sq. ft.

2011

Fecon launched the flagship FTX600 mulching tractor

2012

In March, Fecon celebrated an impressive 20 years in the industry. As we fondly reflect, our focus is on the future and on what the next 20 years may bring, both for the company and for the industry.

2014

Fecon acquired an additional 40,000 sq. ft. in manufacturing space. This facility is adjacent to Fecon’s existing factory and offers an area for future expansion.

Today

 

Today, we have a deep and differentiated product line. At this milestone in our history, Fecon has proudly supplied the industry with over 17,500 mulcher heads—and counting! We also have representatives on every continent.

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Jeff Stanley

Senior VP of Product Development

Jeff serves as the Senior VP of Product Development, responsible for all phases of product design and development. He joined the company in 2005 as a product development engineer before becoming Director of Engineering in 2008. He was promoted to VP of Engineering and Operations in 2012. He came to Fecon from Finn Corporation, where he held a variety of roles in engineering, product development and sales. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Cincinnati, and an MBA from Xavier University. He lives in Lebanon with his wife and their two daughters.

Mark Middendorf

Senior VP of Sales

Mark is Fecon’s Senior VP of Sales and oversees the global sales efforts of all Fecon products. He has been with the company since 2012 serving first as President of SWX Group, a Fecon subsidiary, VP of Sales, and currently Senior VP. He gained extensive equipment sales and dealer management experience while working for Toro as National Sales Manager and Finn Corporation, ultimately becoming a Senior VP. He holds a BS in Communication from the University of Cincinnati.

John Deszcz

Chief Financial Officer

John is the Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since he joined the company in 2009. He is responsible for all financial, accounting and treasury activity within the company, as well as supervising the Human Resources and Information Technology departments. Prior to joining Fecon he held various finance and accounting positions within the residential construction industry, most recently as Corporate Controller for Westport Homes in Indianapolis. John holds a BBA in Accounting/Finance from Kent State University. He lives in Bellbrook, OH (suburban Dayton) with his wife, son and daughter.

 

Michael Kucharski

VP of Dealer Development

Michael joined Fecon as VP of Dealer Development in June, 2020. He has extensive experience in dealer development, having spent 16 years with Caterpillar or its dealers, most recently working on the post purchase experience for Caterpillar. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University. In addition to his responsibilities for establishing, training and growing the dealer network, Kucharski is also responsible for all Marketing activities including internal and external communications, trade shows, advertising, e-commerce, website and digital solutions. He lives in Carmel, IN with his wife and son.

Robert Soehner

VP of Operations

Robert joined Fecon as VP of Operations in June, 2020. Prior to joining Fecon he served in a variety of continuous improvement and leadership roles including positionsof increasing responsibility at GE, Henny Penny, Harmon, and most recently as VP of Operations at Skillcraft. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and an MBA from Xavier University. As VP of Operations, he will lead the purchasing, quality and manufacturing teams. He strives to implement tools for continuous improvement and “continue to develop a respectful, collaborative culture.” He lives in Hyde Park (suburban Cincinnati) with his wife and two sons.

Kevin Mccann

VP of Product Support

Kevin joined Fecon in June, 2008 and serves as the VP of Product Support, where he oversees all customer service activity including aftermarket sales, service and warranty. Prior to that promotion he was the General Manager of Customer Service. His background includes extensive sales and product support experience within the heavy equipment industry. He studied Manufacturing Engineering at Cincinnati State University. Kevin lives in Cincinnati with his wife and 2 children.

 

Bob Dieckman

Chief Executive Officer

Bob joined Fecon as CEO in 2019. He comes from Rotex Global, LLC, where he served in a variety of executive positions for 12 years, including President beginning in 2014. During his time with Rotex, sales grew three-fold through both organic growth and acquisition. Prior to joining Rotex, he served as the Vice President of Finance and CFO of Basco Manufacturing Company for 10 years. In 2007, he was recognized as Greater Cincinnati CFO of the Year for privately held companies by the Cincinnati Business Courier. Bob has spent over thirty years with various manufacturing businesses in both private and public settings and has served on several boards including recently as a Trustee of St. Xavier High School. A Cincinnati native, Dieckman is a graduate of St. Xavier High School and the University of Notre Dame. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife, and they have 5 grown children and two grandchildren.