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Beckwood Press Fosters Continuous Growth with Personnel Moves

Beckwood Press Co. (St. Louis, MO), has promoted Josh Dixon to chief operating officer and has hired Brad Cook as director of operations. Beckwood makes hydraulic and servo-electric presses, automation systems, and the Triform line of precision forming equipment.

Posted: September 18, 2021


According to Beckwood, the two leadership roles aid in nurturing the company’s operational systems and in developing growth and expansion plans in all departments. Additionally, these organizational changes open the doors for more innovation and engineering creativity, while ensuring every press is designed and manufactured to Beckwood’s quality standards.

In his new role, Josh Dixon will oversee company operations in all areas internally and externally, guiding people and systems to enhance customer experience and global presence. According to Beckwood, Dixon’s leadership and visionary attitude will prepare the company for future expansion, while ensuring its path follows Beckwood’s mission and core values.

Dixon joined Beckwood as a sales engineer in 2011 and was promoted to director of sales and marketing in 2015. He has served as a primary customer contact, a liaison between sales, engineering, and service, and has applied industry knowledge to tailor machinery solutions to each customer’s needs. According to Beckwood, Dixon’s successful track record over the last 10 years makes him the ideal candidate to lead the company into new technologies and manufacturing capabilities.

Working with Dixon, Brad Cook will provide the day-to-day leadership, knowledge, and management necessary to foster Beckwood’s continuous growth and improvement initiatives. According to Beckwood, Cook will motivate and lead both the management team and operational personnel to effectively grow the organization and improve operating efficiency.

Cook graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a bachelor of science degree in management and organizational behavior. He has 15 years of operations experience in the pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries and has managed teams of up to 500 employees, with roles focused on process improvement.

“As Beckwood grows into new industries and reaches new heights, we are instating new strategic processes and professionals to guide us along the way,” said Jeffrey Debus, president of Beckwood.

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