Strongsville, Ohio, USA, February 19, 2020 – As Rafter Equipment continues to focus on the needs of our customers, I am excited to announce a realignment of our commercial team focused on delivering our Total Mill Solutions portfolio of products and services to you. The following organizational changes are effective immediately:

  • First, a name familiar to many of you, Dan Whitehill, will take a more customer facing role responsible for inside sales. Dan has been with Rafter over 25 years in various leadership roles, including many years as President and co-owner. His deep product and industry knowledge allows him to understand and address our customer’s needs. For sales inquiries, you can contact Dan at or (440) 572-3700.
  • Phil Baker has been named Vice President of Engineering and Customer Support at Rafter Equipment. Previously our Engineering Manager, Phil has been a key member of our team for 22 years, playing an essential role in product innovation, field service, and project management.

Phil has 15 years of field service experience along with significant controls, electrical and mechanical expertise. In addition to leading our engineering group, one of Phil’s primary responsibilities will be providing our customers best-in-industry after sales service and technical support.

  • Scott Parker has joined our team as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. Scott brings a fresh perspective and 20+ years of technical commercial sales and marketing management experience in the industrial, automotive, and electronics markets. He has served on Rafter’s Advisory Board for many years, and I am excited to bring him on board in this new capacity.

Scott will help develop Rafter’s strategy to deliver on our promise to be your Total Mill Solutions provider. He will drive Rafter’s growth and innovation in value-added segments of the market and is a proven leader in developing customer-focused solutions.

  • Finally, Mark Prasek is leaving Rafter to pursue another opportunity. Mark’s last day will be Friday, February 28. I would like to thank Mark for his many contributions to Rafter and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

Please join me in congratulating Dan, Phil, and Scott on their new responsibilities at Rafter Equipment.

Thomas Eaton
President, Rafter Equipment Corporation