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Shell-O-Matic Announces New Ownership

Staff Additions at B&L Information Systems Two Join the Bridgman-based ERP Firm

B&L Information Systems, global leader in ERP for metalcasters, is proud to announce staff additions in two departments. Nick Goodman has joined the

Administration team as an Accountant. He will be focused on ensuring the accuracy of important business reports, as well as analyzing, collecting, compiling, and evaluating financial data. He will be taking over the majority of accounting responsibilities, from day-to-day Accounts Receivable and, eventually, Accounts Payable to Month-end closing. Nick is an Alma College graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. He received his MBA from Northwood University. He started his professional career in recruiting before moving into a cost accountant role at a pontoon boat manufacturer. Shelby Lentz has joined B&L’s

Business Development Department as the Marketing Specialist. She will be focused on executing the marketing


plan of the company by collaborating with creative teams, internal stakeholders, and external agencies. Lentz holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University in Public Relations. Lentz has gained an abundance of marketing skills from her work with her nonprofit, Champions for HD, which she founded in 2018. She is eager to implement these same skill sets into her work with B&L.

About B&L Information Systems B&L Information Systems is a global leader in providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) for metalcasters. Since 1976, B&L has used their deep understanding of the specific challenges and problems of foundries and die casters to create an ERP solution which matches the way metalcasters operate, making it easier to learn and use. With Odyssey, metalcasters will maximize their resources, minimize costs, and make better decisions faster.

“We are pleased to announce that Shell-O-Matic has been acquired by a large private company with more than 30 years of direct industry experience in operating large-scale manufacturing facilities in North America. The sale of Shell-O-Matic took place in mid-2020, after the former owners of Shell-O-Matic decided that new capital and additional leadership would allow us to achieve our long-term objectives.


excellent customer service continues to be a cornerstone of our new owner’s strategy. The new ownership has brought both long-term capital and management expertise to Shell-O-Matic and is investing to make the company the best-in-class provider of shell rooms worldwide.

As part of our ambitious

plan for growth in 2021, we have moved to a modern new facility in Montreal, providing us with a much larger manufacturing footprint and production facility.

Shell-O-Matic is committed to

continue working with our customers, our long-term strategic partners, and our vendors. We look forward to building on the excellent relationships that have been created in the past and we are excited about the opportunities to work together in the future.”

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