Becki Salmon

Chief Executive Officer

Becki joined Hardin in 2016 following its purchase by Millstone Financial Advisors and led through a successful transition of ownership. Becki brings over 25 years of experience as a leader in both large and small company settings. Key contributors to her success include listening to customer needs, building a team of experienced industry leaders, and strengthening processes, tools, and standards. With career beginnings in public accounting, her experience includes Chief Financial Officer at multiple companies within the fuel and power equipment industries. Becki serves on the Bradley University Industrial and Manufacturing Technology Advisory Committee. She is a graduate of Millikin University where she also participates in the Women in Leadership speakers association.

Eric Porter

Director of Sales

Eric is directly responsible for leading and developing the Hardin sales team and brand. With over 20 years in the on-site power generation market, Eric has built valued relationships with Caterpillar, Cummins, MTU, and many consulting engineering firms. He has helped clients secure hundreds of generator projects in the critical standby, waste to energy, wastewater treatment oil and gas world. His expertise includes experience with Switchgear (UL891 & UL1558) and paralleling controls. Eric has been involved with EGSA, Midwest Cogeneration, SWANA, and LMOP Associations.

Dave Shindley

Senior Sales Associate

Dave Shindley joined Hardin in 2019 and has worked for close to 40 years in various aspects of the power generation industry and market. He began his career as a welder and soon transitioned to sales roles of increasing responsibility. His expertise includes larger KW units - 1500KW and above. Dave is a Past President of the American Welding Society, Peoria Section.

Chuck Smith

Sales Associate

Hardin welcomed Chuck to the sales team in 2019 and with him came over 33 years of experience working in the power generation industry. Being detailed and highly responsive has allowed him to build strong relationships throughout the market. Chuck is a graduate of Lincoln Tech.

Dave Orwig

Manager of Engineering

Dave Orwig has over 23 years of manufacturing experience. A graduate of Bradley University, with a degree in electrical engineering technology, Dave got in start in the electronics industry as a manufacturing engineer designing, installing, and maintaining production equipment. For the past 16 years, Dave has worked in the generator packaging industry, the past ten of it as a lead mechanical design engineer creating 2D and 3D designs of all types. His work experience has allowed him to design for manufacturability and product improvement. Dave has extensive knowledge in SCR and DEF systems, including retrofitting the systems on generators and plumbing/wiring the systems to meet code.

Brad Arbeiter

Electrical Engineer

Brad brings over 15 years of experience in switchgear and power generation to the Hardin team. Brad is a 2004 graduate of SIU Carbondale earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. His design experience includes many Switchgear lineups (UL891, UL1558 & Medium Voltage), as well as paralleling control projects for Caterpillar, Cummins & MTU generators.  Brad has programmed multiple generator controllers (Woodward Easygen, Deif, Deep Sea, Comap) and protective relays (Schweitzer, GE Multilin, Beckwith & Basler).