Richard Gotsch, sales representative for Central Mine Equipment Co. for more than 36 years, has recently retired. Gotsch worked at Layne Western, John Mathes & Associates, and Testing Inc. in the St. Louis area before coming to work at CME. The valuable field experience gained while working behind CME rigs for those companies served him well during his many years supporting CME customers.
Gotsch represented CME in the upper Midwest and parts of Canada for many years up to his recent retirement. Prior to that, he spent several years on the road showing and demonstrating CME rigs throughout the mountain states and further west. Gotsch is responsible for introducing CME to a whole new western market in the early 1980s. He was also heavily involved with testing and demonstrating the first CME-850 track drill in 1983.
Aside from his designated sales territory, Gotsch also handled CME equipment sales in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Brazil, and other parts of the world.
Gotsch served many years on the steering committee for the Shallow Exploration Drillers Clinic. Gotsch was often a presenter and always an advocate for safety on the jobsite.
CME also announces the recent promotion of Michael Hubert to outside sales representative. Hubert has been with CME for 16 years. The majority of those years were spent on the manufacturing floor building machines and serving as a lead man on various drill production lines. As a result, he has in-depth knowledge of all CME rig models.
Hubert joined the CME sales team in 2016 as a field technician. During that time, Hubert performed factory service work and assisted with CME equipment upgrades in the field.
In April 2019, Hubert was promoted to CME sales representative. Hubert will assist customers in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, southern Missouri, and western Tennessee.