MILFORD, INDIANA, U.S. — Brock announced on Aug. 11 that Joseph (Joe) Helfrich has been named executive vice-president and general manager of Brock Grain Systems, a division of CTB, Inc., according to Doug Niemeyer, president and chief operating officer for CTB. 

In his new role, Helfrich will be responsible for leading and providing strategic direction for the global Brock Grain Systems group including oversight of sales, manufacturing and an extensive worldwide network of independent dealers and distributors. 

Helfrich has spent most of his career in equipment and heavy machinery. He served most recently as general manager of Global Mining at Caterpillar. His extensive experience includes proficiency in strategy development, business process improvement, engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, distribution and customer service operations. 

His educational background includes a master of engineering degree from the University of Detroit, and a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, U.S. 

Helfrich is a registered professional engineer and holds six patents as well as Lean Six Sigma certification. Currently a resident of Connecticut, he plans to relocate to the Milford, Indiana, area. 

Helfrich moved into the new role following the promotion earlier this year of Niemeyer to president and chief operating officer for CTB.