Steve Westfall Appointed President of Tuthill Transfer Systems


Tuthill is excited to announce the appointment of Steve Westfall as president of our Tuthill Transfer Systems division in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Steve comes to Tuthill Transfer Systems from Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems in Springfield, MO where he held the position of president since 2013. We are thrilled to have Steve bring his strong understanding of lean manufacturing processes and ability to develop our employees, as we witnessed tremendous improvements at the Springfield facility during his tenure. Steve will share his commercial expertise to support the growth of our sales channel and the continuous improvement efforts of Rick Wiedemann, Tuthill Transfer Systems' Vice President, Sales and Marketing.  

Prior to Tuthill, Steve led two companies owned by private equity firms, CST Storage and Detroit Tool Metal Products from 2008 to 2013. He gained his leadership experience at EaglePicher Technologies from 1993 to 2008 where he held several positions of increasing responsibility, eventually serving as CEO and president from 2005 to 2008. Steve earned his master's degree in business administration and bachelor's degree from Pittsburg State University in Kansas.

Steve shared his enthusiasm about leading Tuthill Transfer Systems: "It is a great honor to be a part of the Tuthill Transfer Systems team. We have a great brand, superior, leading-edge products and strong relationships with our customers. Our team is committed to getting better every day. I am truly excited for what the future holds for me, our team and our channel partners."

Steve will be working with the Tuthill commercial team to carry our vision through the channel to the end user. "Tuthill Transfer Systems has great brand recognition with the Fill-Rite and Sotera brands! Our superior product value and strong channel has allowed us to enjoy a strong market position. The world is changing around us, and we need to evolve with it! We make things that really make a difference, and we'll position our business, our portfolio and our channel to deliver product to the user."

Steve is a stand for our company’s Purpose and culture as detailed in Tuthill’s Compass, and is dedicated to creating the uncommon at Tuthill Transfer Systems. Please join us in welcoming Steve!


Tuthill Corporation is a diversified global manufacturing company, developing and supplying industrial products for value-minded customers in over 150 regions. The Fort Wayne manufacturing facility builds Fill-Rite® and Sotera™ and Tuthill® branded fuel and chemical transfer pumps, meters and accessories. These brands are recognized internationally for superior quality and performance.