Dust Control Technology name new president
Biochemist and former general manager Laura Stiverson takes on new role with DCT
PEORIA-based Dust Control Technology (DCT), global innovators in dust and odour control, have announced the appointment of Laura Stiverson as their new president. Having held the post of general manager for five years, her primary responsibilities will continue to revolve around new product engineering, business development and customer service.
DCT’s chief executive officer, Edwin Peterson, said: ‘Laura is uniquely qualified in experience and temperament to lead the firm in exploring new markets, services and equipment designs.’
Me Stiverson has been cited as instrumental in developing a number of the company’s products, including the OdorBoss family of machines and the successful new Fusion equipment design.
‘Laura has been taking us in new directions for some time,’ Mr Peterson observed. ‘And we felt it was appropriate that her energy and passion be formally recognized.’
Incorporated in 2004, DCT have become a leading supplier of open-area dust-suppression equipment, and their engineers continue to develop atomized mist technologies to bring new levels of effectiveness and versatility to dust and odour management.
‘It’s a natural pairing of mechanical and chemical technologies,’ said Ms Stiverson. ‘We’ve demonstrated that the equipment design is far more effective than commonly used approaches to odour control, and our goal now in expanding our line of additives is to combine product efficacy with the highest level of environmental stewardship.’
The OdorBoss can be used with a wide range of odour-control additives, providing precise metering of surfactants and odour-suppression chemicals.
Having joined the firm in 2008 with a degree in Biochemistry, Ms Stiverson’s educational background has been an asset in the company’s work with odour-control chemistry. Currently, DCT’s primary focus is on natural products that react on a molecular level with odour vapor, eliminating offensive smells with safe, biodegradable formulations.
‘During the course of growing our dust-control business, we have encountered a variety of opportunities to expand our scope,’ Ms Stiverson continued. ‘These opportunities have largely been a result of repeated inquiries from businesses that had an unmet need within their industries.
‘Over time, we have become more of a solutions provider, with the expertise to address a much wider range of applications. These new business segments are growing far beyond our initial expectations.’