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Ziggity Systems, Inc. announces new ownership team

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Company welcomes new leadership headed by Robert Hostetler with an eye on continued success and growth.

Robert Hostetler will serve as the president of Ziggity Systems, Inc.

Ziggity Systems, Inc. announced a change in ownership on January 1, 2024. The reins of leadership have been passed on to Robert Hostetler, who will serve as the president of the organization.

This transition follows the departure of Dale Hostetler, the former majority owner and president, who concluded his 46-year career with the company.

Hostetler, familiar with Ziggity Systems through his prior roles in senior management and ownership since 1994, expresses optimism about the future. Alongside his appointment, key internal promotions were announced for Kelvin Wittmer, now vice president of operations, and Rob Steiner, now vice president of sales.


Steiner commends Hostetler’s substantial contributions. “Dale is not one for accolades or special attention, but we are all thankful for his leadership, direction, and the culture that he, along with Robert Hostetler, helped to create over the years.”

Wittmer and Steiner, both part of the ownership team since 2020, have demonstrated their commitment to the company’s growth. Having joined Ziggity in 2016 and 2010, respectively, they have increased their ownership positions and assumed expanded roles.

Ziggity envisions this change in ownership as a positive step forward for the company’s growth trajectory. Hostetler shares, “We are looking forward to carrying on the company’s legacy of designing and producing advanced poultry watering systems to make a positive impact on the industry worldwide.”

In addition to the leadership changes, two long-term employees, Steve Awde and Jean Roberson, have been named to key positions. Awde, who has been with Ziggity since 1995, will serve as the director of sales for the U.S. and Canada, while Jean Roberson, also with the company since 1995, will take on the role of controller.

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