Rotex Leadership

Since 1844, Rotex has been an innovative pioneer and global leader in the development of screening equipment and technology for the process industries.

Lawrence Rentz

President of Rotex Global

Lawrence became President of Rotex Global in January of 2020, becoming only the 10th president in Rotex’s 175 years as a company. Lawrence brings 26 years of proven ability to drive business growth in multiple industries such as power generation, machine tool, automotive and plastics processing equipment. Most recently, Lawrence was the VP/GM for Maag Americas and CEO of Gala Industries as an executive leader within the Dover Corporation. Prior roles included VP of Engineering for Warn Industries, VP of Engineering and Quality for Climax Portable Machine Tools and Director of Aftermarket Steam Turbine Engineering at General Electric where he spent the first 12 years of his career. Lawrence holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, an MBA from the University of Maine and is a certified Master Black Belt in Six Sigma with General Electric. His passions include leading breakthroughs in innovation (holding 7 patents and serving for six years as a governor appointed member of the Oregon Innovation Council) and actively supporting future leaders in achieving their career aspirations.

Rob Scheper

Vice President of Sales, Marketing and HOM

Rob became Vice President of Global Machine Sales and Marketing in July of 2012. He has been with Rotex since 1998 and has held key roles in capital sales, aftermarket sales and product development. He earned his B.S. in engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1992 and his M.B.A. in finance and marketing from the University of Cincinnati in 2002. Rob was a four-year starter for the University of Cincinnati men’s soccer team. He enjoys watching his three children play high school, college and club soccer. He gives back to the sport by coaching youth soccer in his free time; he also likes to play basketball and golf.

Dan Frye

VP of Lean, Innovation & Engineering

Dan became Vice President of Lean, Innovation, and Engineering in May of 2022. Dan has over 30 years of developing and implementing continuous improvement systems, along with engineering and leadership experience. He has a proven track record of driving results through operational and business improvements. Before joining Rotex Global, he held a variety of Engineering and Operations leadership roles for Honda of America, Hillrom, Simpler Consulting-an IBM Company, and GE Aviation. Dan holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Dan and his wife LouAnn reside in Northern Kentucky. They have five grown children and enjoy spoiling their six grandchildren. They love the annual tradition of the entire family going on a beach vacation.

Will Chaparro

CFO of Rotex Global

Will Chaparro joined Hillenbrand, Inc. as the Director of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) in 2019 and was named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Rotex Global in May of 2021. As CFO, Will has responsibility for Rotex’s Accounting, FP&A, and IT functions. Before joining Hillenbrand, Will held a variety of Finance leadership roles for United Technologies Corporation, Stanley Black & Decker, Dover Corporation and Markel Corporation. He earned his B.S. in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley University. While a Connecticut native, Will currently resides in the Cincinnati metro area with his wife Lisa and rescue French bulldog Champagne.

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"The Rotex Hi-Cline Screener working in line with our existing Rotex Polishing Screeners has enabled us to increase our performance levels without sacrificing the accuracy of our separations."
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