Haver & Boecker, a leading manufacturer in processing, storage, mixing, packing, filling, palletizing and loading systems, named Steve Fair its screen media division manager earlier this year. He brings 21 years of industry experience at Haver & Boecker to his new role.
“I have been fortunate enough to work with great people, colleagues and customers who have shown and taught me a lot,” Fair said. “During my time at Haver & Boecker, I have seen a lot of challenging screening applications. Those challenges, and their solutions, gave me the advanced tools needed to help customers at this level.”
Fair said that finding new methods to solve challenging screening applications is the most exciting part of the job. He believes every application is different and that most applications can be improved in some capacity.
As screen media division manager, Fair will travel with sales representatives and work with their customers to identify screening challenges, including blinding, pegging, premature screen wear and carry over or contamination of screened materials. He will help mining and aggregate customers improve their screening applications and find ways to increase screening efficiency.
Since joining the company in 1994, Fair’s roles included working as a shear helper and then shear operator on the manufacturing side before transitioning to the office side, where he processed equipment orders. A few years later, he became the expeditor and then shop foreman. In 2000, he accepted the role of certified sales manager for Haver & Boecker’s Ontario region, an area for which he still manages sales. During his time with the company, he also led the development team for the Haver & Tyler Pro-Deck system, which includes the company’s signature vibration analysis technology, Pulse, along with machine inspections and screen media audits to eliminate premature failure, increase production and reduce cost per ton for customers.
Fair lives in St Catharines, Ontario, with, Jill, his wife of 30 years. They have two children, Kyla and Scott. When he’s not working, Fair enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with family.