SuperSystems makes management changes

Jim Oakes

Super Systems Inc. promoted Jim Oakes from vice president of business development to president. Oakes has been with SSi for 15 years with various responsibilities, but has focused on positioning SSi as a leader of sensors, controls, and software in the heat-treating industry. Oakes has served the industry not only at SSi but through volunteer work on the board of trustees and as board president for both the Metal Treating Institute (2019-present) and ASM Heat Treating Society (2017-2019).

Bob Fincken

Super Systems Inc. has also appointed Bob Fincken to vice president of sales for North America. Fincken has been serving SSi in sales for 14 years with a pursuit of delivering solutions to customers. His experience in the industry provides him with all the tools to lead SSi’s effort to always provide customers with the best products and service in the industry.

Steve Thompson, Super Systems president, is moving to the position of chief executive officer (CEO). Thompson will continue to be a hands-on leader, providing guidance based on a clear vision of the future of heat treatment, along with experience gained since starting the company with his father Bill Thompson in 1995. Bill Thompson has officially retired.

Steve Thompson

With these changes, customers can expect the same level of service and commitment to customer support and technology innovation — the fundamental values that Bill Thompson has instilled in SSi since its founding.

Super Systems Inc., based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been developing and manufacturing products for the thermal-processing industry since 1995. SSi’s products include probes, analyzers, flow meters, controllers, software solutions, and engineered systems. With more than 100 years of combined experience, SSi continues to satisfy industry demands with innovative technology, enabling customers to be more efficient and to produce higher quality products.