Eastman Machine Company, a family-owned and operated business since 1888, has announced multiple executive staff promotions.
With the new year, R. Trevor Stevenson will take on the role of president and Steven F. Calzi as chief operating officer.
Stevenson’s career at Eastman started in 2004 as a technician and advanced to the executive team in 2018. As President, Stevenson will continue to work closely with all departments and influence product design, sales, and technical service. Born in Buffalo and raised in Columbus, Ga., Stevenson graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree and the University of Buffalo with an MBA in business administration.
“I am honored to take over as president of Eastman Machine Company. I am proud of what my family has built here in Buffalo and of all the employees who have helped us grow for over 133 years,” says Stevenson. “We have been successful for so many years due to our dedicated employees, enthusiastic attention to our customers, and our superior innovation and quality. These valued traits are what will keep us as the leading manufacturer of industrial cutting and spreading room solutions.”
Calzi, a Buffalo native, joined Eastman in 2002 as Chief Financial Officer. Throughout this time, Calzi has facilitated a growth trajectory for Eastman providing both strategic and disciplined decision-making and guidance. Calzi graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting and the University of Buffalo’s MBA program. Prior to joining Eastman, he held various financial management positions at Carborndum, St. Gobain and Danaher Corporation.
“Eastman is well-positioned for the future and I owe a lot of this success to the invaluable contributions of both Trevor and Steve,” says Robert Stevenson, Eastman CEO.