News Release


Mars, PA, April 27, 2017 – – Mars Mineral, a leader in the design and production of agitation pelletizing equipment and systems, has named Bill Harasty product manager. In that capacity, he is responsible for sales and marketing activities, including promotion of the company’s equipment, systems, and lab testing and system maintenance services. Mr. Harasty comes to Mars Mineral from Swindell Dressler, where over the past four years he held a variety of positions in project and sales management. Prior to that time, Mr. Harasty worked for Mars Mineral as a project manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Sciences and Engineering from Penn State University.

“I am pleased that Bill has re-joined us,” says Clayton Woodward, president of Woodward, Inc., Mars Mineral’s parent company. “His exceptional combination of managerial skills, technical expertise and industry contacts should help us increase demand for our pelletizing equipment and systems.”

Over the past year, Mars Mineral has adapted its pelletizing equipment and systems, including the Pin Mixer PRO, to changing market needs.

About Mars Mineral

Mars Mineral ( manufactures agitation pelletizing equipment and systems that convert dusts, fines and powders into pellets used in manufacturing, processing, and agricultural applications. Pellets made from these fine materials with Mars Mineral equipment come from a variety of manufacturing and mining sources or processes, including clay, coal, glass dust, lime and cement, metals, minerals, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals (industrial, agricultural and process) and reprocessed tires. Applications for these pellets include ceramics, masonry and construction materials, organic and specialty fertilizers, and pigments and coatings. The company also offers a wide range of research and testing services, and pilot scale development. Mars Mineral’s 45,000 square-foot production facility is located in Mars, PA, near Pittsburgh.

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Mars Mineral • Po Box 719 • Mars, PA 16046 • tel:724-538-3000 • fax:724-538-5078 •

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