Moving into the future with a wealth of experience: Reorganization of the WEIMA America management team

Company Ilsfeld, 01.02.2022

Stable growth and sustained corporate success have prompted WEIMA America to further strengthen its management team. The previous VP of Sales & Marketing, Madison Burt, will become acting CEO. At the same time, Jeremy Boggs, formerly Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest and Central Canada, fills the Sales Manager position as National Sales Manager. As COO, Heiko Plankenhorn will assume future responsibility for the operational business of the WEIMA US subsidiary.


A solid foundation

WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH was founded in 1980 near Heilbronn, Germany. WEIMA started back then by supplying the first shredders for the wood industry. Soon machines for other applications such as plastics, paper, metal, waste, or biomass followed. In 1999, WEIMA finally founded its North American subsidiary in Fort Mill, South Carolina, not far from the metropolis of Charlotte, North Carolina.

USA national flag and white WEIMA flag

WEIMA America and US flag


Since then, WEIMA's US commitment has developed into a true success story with a lot of heart and soul. The number of employees grew continuously over time to 54 employees today. Sustainable waste management solutions and recycling processes are more in demand than ever in North America - this was once again confirmed by the Open House Week that took place recently on the North American campus.

WEIMA America buildings in front of Carowinds amusement park

WEIMA America in Fort Mill, SC


Stronger together

Madison Burt has been part of the WEIMA America leadership team for more than a decade. He led the sales and marketing department as one of three acting Vice Presidents until Jan. 01, 2022. As an alumnus of Mississippi State University, Burt has an excellent technical education. Prior to joining WEIMA America in 2002, he was employed as a sales manager for a U.S. hammermill machinery company.

Chief Executive Officer Mr. Madison Burt portrait photo

Madison Burt, WEIMA America CEO


"After more than 25 years in the size reduction industry, I am happy to have been offered this position as manager of our American subsidiary. I am convinced that WEIMA not only has a bright future in the USA but worldwide, and I am looking forward to growing with my team with the needs of our customers always at the forefront."

Madison Burt, CEO WEIMA America, Inc.


Jeremy Boggs moves up as National Sales Manager

While Burt moves into his new role as CEO, Jeremy Boggs will take over as National Sales Manager. He has contributed significantly to the company's success as Regional Sales Manager in various territories since 2007 and has established WEIMA as a premium brand of shredding and compaction machinery in the USA.

Portrait photo of Jeremy Boggs, new national sales manager for WEIMA America

Jeremy Boggs, National Sales Manager at WEIMA America


Heiko Plankenhorn oversees the operational technical business as COO

German-born Heiko Plankenhorn has been with WEIMA for over 20 years. With his electrotechnical knowledge, which the Swabian acquired in Reutlingen prior to his emigration, he was initially employed as Technical Manager before being appointed Vice President of Technical Operations. From now on Heiko Plankenhorn will take over the operational technical business as Chief Operating Officer for WEIMA America.

Portrait photo of Heiko Plankenhorn, new Chief Operational Officer at WEIMA America in Fort Mill

Heiko Plankenhorn, COO at WEIMA America

With these adjustments in management, WEIMA America is consistently setting the course for the future, with a great deal of experience under its belt. At the same time, the company is responding to the clearly noticeable upswing in recycling and waste disposal - both economically and socially.


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WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH

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74360 Ilsfeld


Additional Information


More than 40,000 machines sold worldwide! WEIMA has been manufacturing robust shredders and briquetting presses for the disposal and processing of all types of waste for more than four decades. Our machines include single-shaft shredders, four-shaft shredders, cutting mills and briquette presses. The popular blood orange machines are used in the wood, plastics, paper, metal and waste-to-energy industries.

Made in Germany. Built for the world.

Shredders and briquette presses from WEIMA are exclusively made in Germany and come from production plants in Saxony-Anhalt and Baden-Wuerttemberg. Every year, more than 300 employees work on around 1,200 customer solutions from around the globe. We have long-standing sales and service locations in the USA, Poland, India and China. More than 80 representatives supplement this global presence.

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