Our Team

  • Jeremy Flug

    Jeremy Flug


    Jeremy is the co-chairman of Gulftech and its family of companies, overseeing the strategic direction of the company globally. Jeremy continues a family legacy of ownership that has been in place for over 50 years. Prior to joining Gulftech in 1998, Jeremy was a senior vice president at Smith Barney in Denver, and a vice president at Kidder Peabody in New York. Jeremy earned his MBA from the Babcock School of Business at Wake Forest University, and a BA from Denison University, where he is currently a trustee.

  • Richard A. Boerner

    Richard A. Boerner


    As co-chairman, Rick oversees strategy for Gulftech and its subsidiaries, applying more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing, finance and operations. Rick has served in the organization for more than 27 years, where he has been actively involved in all facets of the company – serving as a board member, chief financial officer, as well as helping guide the successful expansion of an international portfolio of companies across the globe.

  • Steven K. Ferrell

    Steven K. Ferrell


    Steven leads all aspects of the company’s global portfolio of operating companies. A hands-on leader, Steven is responsible for implementing the company’s strategic priorities, lending deep expertise in operations, management and customer relationships. Steven is committed to protecting, strengthening and growing the company’s position as a market leader through innovation in all facets of the business. Steven has been with the company since 2000.

  • Jerry Buck

    Jerry Buck


    Jerry is responsible for all global financial matters of the company, including treasury, financial reporting and management, taxation, and information systems and technology. Jerry leads highly qualified teams at the corporate and subsidiary levels, managing the company’s financial affairs and working with Steven and the rest of the leadership team to execute Gulftech’s strategic priorities. He joined Gulftech after 18 years with Deloitte Tax where he was an office managing tax partner with other regional responsibilities, during which time he was the lead client service partner for Gulftech.

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    In the Beginning

    In 1968, we were founded by Marty Flug, a true entrepreneur and industrialist who believed that a strong will and commitment make anything possible. We value relationships, preserve the legacies of the companies we partner with, and maintain a dedication to innovation and excellence. Our attitude today has not changed since our foundation.

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    Today and Beyond

    Our companies are the world's recognized leaders in the engineering, manufacture, lease, sale and service of industrial equipment and components serving food production and processing companies. We work face-to-face, with our sleeves rolled up, and fully collaborative. If there's a long-term opportunity on the horizon, we keep it in plain view. If there's potential in a company, we help realize that potential to its fullest. We specialize in customer service, operational efficiency and global market reach.

Long-term growth requires long-term vision.

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