Martin Engineering, a worldwide leader in bulk materials handling technology, has announced the retirement of Chief Technical Director Todd Swinderman (Fig.) as of December 31, 2011. He will continue to support key strategic initiatives with the company as an independent consultant. Swinderman dedicated his career to advancing Martin Engineering, with more than 32 years of service. During his tenure, he was President of the company for 11 years and served 7 years as President and CEO. Swinderman developed a number of proprietary systems that have achieved leading positions in Martin Engineering’s product offering, many of which have become the industry standard for design and performance. He currently holds more than 140 active patents in 12 different countries.