Sheldon, IA — ROME LTD has elected Katie Evenson as their newest President and the first female President to lead The Industry Leader in Manufacturing of Meat Grinders into the future. Katie has worked for the 3rd generation family owned company for almost 20 years. Evenson started with ROME LTD in 1997 in the Purchasing department. Through the years, she has transferred roles to gain knowledge of the business including Accounting, Scheduling, Account Management and Sales Manager. In her new role, Katie will be responsible for driving brand strategy and continue ROME LTD’s growth plans.
Katie’s most recent process improvements to ROME LTD have been the successful implementation a 8,000 sq ft new welding room including the industry’s only robotic welder. This latest addition to the Sheldon, IA manufacturing plant will help to further quick turn-around times for new and rebuilt parts. Partnering with long time business partners, Metcalf Designs & CMO; Evenson has opened ROME Canada and to develop the Empress Series; the new standard in cutting parts. The Empress Series has been a vision of Evenson’s for the last 5 years as increased growth overall for ROME LTD has steady risen creating a demand to manufacture and inventory a ROME LTD brand of cutting parts.
Evenson’s promotion comes as Mike Weaver, 2nd generation owner and industry expert for more than 30 years, announces his retirement. “It is with great joy and excitement to announce Katie as the new leader of ROME LTD.” says Weaver. “This has been a move that has been coming for many years as she has helped to grow the company to what it is today. I look forward to see her ideas and plans for future growth become implemented to continue a dominate name in the grinding industry.”