Vice President of Operations
Eric has over fifteen years of experience in metal fabrication and stamping, including seven years as a Vice President of Operations. A native of Cincinnati, he graduated with a degree in business and economics from Thomas More University and then obtained an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. Eric joined Freeman as Vice President of Operations in 2019, and has overall responsibility for all Freeman operations. In his free time, Eric enjoys hunting, fishing, time with family, and following the Reds and Bengals.
Direct Line: 513.488.8569
Vice President of Administration
Originally hired in 2007 as the IT manager, Rick was responsible for all aspects of the technology systems at Freeman as well as developing the custom database that serves as our resource planning system. As Vice President of Administration, Rick is responsible for IT, Human Resources, and Safety. He has been involved in technology his entire career, with positions in service management, IT, and software development. When he’s not busy here, Rick enjoys the outdoors, woodworking, and following the Cincinnati Bengals.
Direct Line: 513.488.8560
Sales & Project Design Manager
Since joining Freeman in 2012, Jim has served as project designer, lead designer, and lead design engineer. A Cincinnati native, Jim was promoted to Sales & Project Design Manager in 2017. Before working at Freeman, he worked in aerospace manufacturing for four years. In his spare time, Jim enjoys mountain biking, woodworking, golf, and his favorite sports teams—the Reds, Bengals, and Bearcats.
Direct Line: 513.488.8565
Steve is a native of Cincinnati who now lives in northern Kentucky. Previously, Steve worked for about two decades in wastewater treatment, designing packaged wastewater treatment plants and overseeing sales, installation, and field service. In 2012, he joined the Freeman team as a Sales Engineer. When he’s not quoting and designing generator packaging, Steve coaches girls’ basketball—working with three teams—and follows the UK Wildcats.
Direct Line: 513.488.8611
Starting at Freeman as a Sales Engineer in 2017, Lee brings over forty years of experience in the power generation industry. A native of Peoria, Illinois, he began working in the industry in 1974, and was president of a generator packaging company from 1983-2015. When not helping customers through the generator packaging process, he enjoys spending time with his grandkids and following the Yankees.
Direct Line: 513.488.8568
As our engineering manager, Cassie oversees a design team of around ten to produce manufacturing designs. Originally from Cincinnati, she brought a background of four years in civil engineering when she started in 2012. When she’s not busy at Freeman, Cassie cares for her recently-expanded young family and enjoys a good book.
Direct Line: 513.488.8563
Service & Quality
Steve joined the Freeman team as Quality Manager in 2012. Prior to that, he worked for two decades in a variety of positions in manufacturing, including IT network management, engineering, field service management, and quality control. A native of Indiana, Steve has NFPA and ASQ memberships, and enjoys cooking and martial arts in his free time.
Direct Line: 513.488.8584
Rob Hughes III
Field Service Supervisor
A native of Cincinnati and veteran of the U.S. Marines, Rob came to Freeman in 2015. After working with the Toolroom and in logistical support and Quality Control, he was promoted to Field Service Supervisor in 2019. During his free time, Rob enjoys gaming and building race and track cars.
Direct Line: 513.488.8555