SHEFFIELD, IOWA, US —Sukup Manufacturing Co. is expanding its executive with a new promotion and search for a chief operating officer.

Emily Schmitt, a third-generation family member, has been promoted to chief administration officer and general counsel. In her new role, Schmitt will lead legal, human resources, communications, strategic planning, and other administrative functions of the company. Schmitt has been with the company since 2011.

Sukup also is actively searching for an experienced manufacturing executive to fill the newly created COO position. The COO will be expected to lead manufacturing, distribution and facility optimization.

“Our company is experiencing tremendous growth in product offerings and impact on agriculture,” said Steve Sukup, chief executive officer of Sukup. “Myself, our board of directors, and the Sukup families have decided the time is right to make an investment in expanding our team. I am confident that these two new executive roles, in addition to our new CFO in April 2020, will greatly strengthen Sukup’s ability to manufacture the high-quality grain storage, drying, and handling equipment that farmers and the industry have come to expect.”

In April 2020, Tom Mangan joined Sukup as CFO. The change came after Steve Sukup officially stepped into his new role as president and CEO from his prior role as vice president and CFO of Sukup.