Who We Are

CHC Front Sign 6.2022 Conveyor Handling Company (CHC) has been a leader in providing quality, cost-effective material handling solutions since 1975. Located in Elkridge on the southwest side of Baltimore, Maryland, with offices in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, the company has successfully partnered with customers offering them custom solutions for their unique material handling challenges. CHC has developed and maintained relationships with private and public companies nationwide, as well as US and State government agencies. Furthermore, we have been recognized repeatedly by major manufacturers and integrators as a top performing solutions provider.

When you choose CHC as your Material Handling Systems Integrator, you partner with our highly skilled in-house team of professionals through every phase of your project. From design to after commissioning service, our in-house team of sales, engineers, project managers, installation crews and service technicians determine the solution that best fits your needs. Customer satisfaction will always remain our top priority. From purchasing equipment to a full turnkey solution, Conveyor Handling Company will provide a worry-free process; increasing productivity and profit by improving material handling efficiency.

Every project is managed by our in-house team with:

  • innovation and creativity
  • extensive industry knowledge
  • value and integrity
  • customer satisfaction a priority

Meet our Team

  • Doug Rittermann

    As President, Doug provides oversight and guidance for the management of our Sales and Operations Departments. He started in his new role on January 2, 2024. He began his sales career in 1999, and is the third generation to be a part of CHC. His experience with the company began at a very early age. Over the years he has seen the many different challenges our customers face in their operations. Doug’s many years of involvement has helped him to understand how we can best serve our customers’ needs. He is committed to making sure Conveyor Handling Company (CHC) is always doing whatever it takes to help our customers at the highest possible level.

  • Seth Moore
    Director of Sales

    Seth has worked in the material handling industry since 2015 with an extensive management background in the automotive industry. The foundation of his experience is built around a strong relationship with customers and a focus on understanding the needs of their business. Seth is dedicated to strengthening the relationships CHC has with its partners and customers, and simultaneously providing them with the most effective and efficient solutions to help them expand and sustain healthy growth. Seth's CHC objectives are achieved through collaborative innovation with our customers and the integrity of our Sales Team.

  • Tom Hartlove
    Associate Director of Sales, Southeast

    Tom has been with CHC for 20+ years, starting as a successful service technician before moving to Pennsylvania in 2008 to start the Northeast Satellite terminal for service. In 2014, he moved over to sales as a Sales Engineer, continuing and broadening his journey in the material handling industry. While in his Sales role, Tom moved to North Carolina in 2018 to develop the Southeast territory. After 4 years, he was promoted to his current role to further expand and grow the company in the south.

  • Jeff Grim
    Director of Operations

    As Director of Operations, Jeff oversees the Engineering, Controls, Project Management, Quoting, and Installation Departments.   Jeff manages every step of a project from concept to completion, making sure each part is completed thoroughly and efficiently.  With over 30 years of experience with CHC, Jeff has a thorough knowledge of the mechanical, electrical, and controls portions as well as an understanding of application and design.  His experience includes five years of mechanical installation, eight years as a Foreman, and twelve years in Project Management.  Jeff is an integral part of a professional and effective team that strives to make every project a successful one for our customers.

  • John Bayse, PMP
    Project Manager

    John joined the CHC team in December, 2022. He is a PMP certified Project Manager with an extensive financial and project management background. Prior to coming to CHC, John worked in various manufacturing industries including shipbuilding and mining equipment. Most recently he spent six years at two global top 10 material handling automation integrators, leading projects ranging from $1-50M. John excels in communication, planning, project team integration, problem solving, and getting results.

  • Sam Fitch, PMP, PMI-CP
    Project Manager

    Sam joined the CHC team in 2022 as a PM. He holds a PMP and PMI-CP certification, along with BETI, BEPMM, and BEPC micro-credentials. Sam brings his 12 years of experience as Field Operations Manager/Project Manager to CHC. He also served in the US Army Reserve as a Civil Affairs Specialist where he achieved the rank of Sergeant, and completed two overseas deployments in support of OIF/OEF. He is dedicated to facilitating the successful completion of projects and ensuring that the final result achieves the maximum value for the end user.

  • Abdul Mateen Mohammed
    Director of Electrical Controls

    Abdul joined CHC in 2019 with five years of experience as an electrical control engineer and robotics programmer. As an experienced Electrical Controls Engineer, he focuses on Manufacturing and Industrial Automation. He is skilled in AutoCAD, Management, Leadership, Engineering, Design, Robotics, Programming, and Troubleshooting and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering (VLSI) from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is currently pursuing higher learning in Engineering Management.

  • Jim Nearhoof
    Director of Service Operations

    With over 25 years of manufacturing industry experience, Jim joined CHC in 2015 as a Service Manager overseeing the daily operations with the Service Departments in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. He prides himself in building new customer relations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. As a leader in a people-oriented organization, he strives to achieve company goals in a continuously challenging and changing environment.

  • Erich Gebhardt
    Installation Estimation Manager

    Erich began his employment with CHC in March of 1987 as an apprentice in the installation department.  Throughout his tenure with the company, he has continued to receive promotions and rose from the on-site supervisor overseeing 15 to 20 conveyor mechanics to project manager where his responsibilities include scheduling crews, coordinating material, and monitoring the progress of the daily installations, as well as, estimating labor necessary for future projects. He has successfully completed college courses in welding and industrial electric. Erich currently focuses on using his many years of experience to provide accurate labor estimates to meet our customers budget requirements.

  • Gus Schiefelbein
    Installation Manager

    Before joining CHC, Gus worked four years for a conveyor company as a machinist and fabricator. In 2001, he joined CHC as an installer. Throughout his tenure with the company, he has risen from on-site Forman to Installation Manager, overseeing 10+ conveyor mechanics, where his responsibilities include scheduling crews, training technicians, coordinating material, and monitoring the progress of the daily installations, as well as, estimating labor necessary for future projects.

  • Walter Carter
    Installation Engineer

    Walter started with CHC in 2008 as a Mechanic and promoted to Foreman in 2009. He understands best practices, troubleshooting and the intricacies and complexities involved in the installation of a conveyor project. In 2023, he transitioned to his current role, bringing his diverse practical knowledge to the front end of projects in final engineering and detailing installation information for both the PMO & installation teams.