TERRE HAUTE, IN -- Rudolph Stakeman Jr. has joined All State Manufacturing as chief executive. He is a 40-year manufacturing industry veteran who was a founding partner and president of Specialty Blanks Inc. here.
All State was established as a vending machine remanufacturer by the late Earl Ramsey, a former head of Rowe International, in 1975. In 1998, the company turned its attention to companion products including condiment stands and OCS cabinets. Under the ownership of Marian Ramsey Ford, All State has completed its transition from remanufacturing, and now is dedicated to the design and manufacture of specialty shelving and cabinetry for the vending industry.
Stakeman brings experience in the metals industry to his new post, including specialty housewares manufacturing and management consulting. He has received state recognition for productivity and entrepreneurship.
"We are fortunate to have someone with Rudy's background come on board," Ford stated. "We're looking forward to enhanced growth with his leadership."
All State's products feature stain-resistant interiors and double-wall construction, and can be customized to meet the needs of vending operators. The company's most recent introductions include the counter-height OCS 490 cabinet and stand, made to accommodate single-serve coffee brewers and accessories, and the OSC 271 full-height condiment stand that banks with 72" vending equipment.