We set out with a simple mission to support the processors who feed America.
In 1971 Rodem was incorporated when the original dairy processing plant purchased by founder Bob Diener, evolved into plant support and equipment sales for other local dairies.
Our founder, Bob Diener generously supported employees through major life events during the early days. His hardworking nature, family-first attitude and generous disposition are still an integral part of our company culture.
Industry knowledge and commitment to superior service are the values our company was built on. Our teams meet regularly for training, knowledge transfer and team building.
Relationships established in the 1970s with partners like Tri-Clover, now Alfa Laval and Anderson Instrument are still critical to everyday business five decades later. Strong partnerships with industry leading manufacturers have helped Rodem deliver high-quality, innovative solutions since day one.
As customer demands changed, we expanded our offering to included engineering and installation services.
As our team and offering grew, our commitment to provide not only the best equipment, but the best process solutions and holistic approach that ensures efficiency and sustainability for our customers was born.
Expansion both in offering and geography continued throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Rodem opened additional offices throughout the Midwest and Southeast and created many memories from our time “on the road” building dairy plants across the country.
As our company grew, we built a community of committed individuals who passionately and consistently support our customers in good times and bad to maintain, evolve, protect and perfect their sanitary process.
We know every minute counts when lines are down. We created a sophisticated support network of resourceful employees and knowledgeable vendors for the essential industries we serve. Our brick-and-mortar locations are strategically located to provide fast, local support.
Bob’s signature saying was “Onward & Upward,” and was depicted by a green arrow pointing diagonally to the right. His optimism and enthusiasm for growth and transformation continued to guide our organization through the turn of the century.
2018 marked the beginning of a new and exciting era for Rodem when we welcomed a new executive leadership team to assist ownership with strategic direction, planning and management of the company. We believe this structure strengthens our company professionally, while maintaining the integrity of family ownership that built our foundation for success.
As we celebrate 50 years in business, we thank all who have supported our mission for innovative solutions and world-class service. This remarkable milestone would not be possible without our devoted community. We are excited about the future of our organization and look forward to making each day better than the last.
In 2021 Rodem acquired Columbus, Ohio-based Masterleo, a 40-year-old company that provides instrumentation services and sales to food and beverage processors, with a primary focus on dairies, throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Rodem believes this acquisition will bring extensive benefits to its customer base by increasing access to additional technical resources, expanded instrumentation product lines, and solution-centric industry professionals.