Cutting Edge Countertops Hires President, Doug Heerdegen

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance | | 6.26.23

Cutting Edge Countertops, Inc., the premier countertop fabricator for the Midwest with six showrooms and four service centers across Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, announced the hiring of Doug Heerdegen as President. Heerdegen joins a fast growing, successful manufacturing company, hired to provide leadership and strategic vision to the company and its day-to-day operations.

As Heerdegen becomes immersed, Co-Founders, Brian Burns, Brad Burns and Jeff Erickson, will shift into strategic roles. Following the transition, the Co-Founders will remain actively involved in the company’s continued success.

“Cutting Edge Countertops represents our life’s work,” said, Brian Burns, Co-Founder. “We believe our future is bright and we have built an organization with the ability to do more. Turning over day-to-day leadership to Doug and our management team will ensure we continue to provide high value products and services to every customer and offer a great place to work for our employees. Doug is a driven leader where building a great culture is the top priority to align teams under a shared vision, expectations and goals to maximize impact.”

“I’m excited to lead the talented team at Cutting Edge Countertops,” said Doug Heerdegen. “As a growing multi-state company serving residential and multi-family customers, I believe my extensive background, combined with an extremely knowledgeable and passionate team, will allow us to deliver on our long-range goals.”

Heerdegen joined Cutting Edge Countertops from Palfinger USA, a national direct sales and service distributor of truck mounted cranes, service cranes and forklifts, based in Tiffin, OH, with multiple plants and numerous service locations. While at Palfinger, he held several senior management positions, most recently serving as Managing Director. Heerdegen also held a variety of executive positions in companies as diverse as Total Fleet Solutions, a material handling equipment fleet management provider and Hiab USA, a national load handling solutions distributor. As a graduate of the University of Michigan and Certified Public Accountant, he is a talented strategic partner with respected financial, sales and operations knowledge to lead an organization.

Cutting Edge Countertops is a family owned and trusted company since 2006. Each indoor showroom features an extensive selection of full slabs on display and hundreds of material and color options to choose from including: granite, quartz, marble, quartzite and compact surface to compliment any design – as dream kitchens, bathrooms and more become reality.

About Cutting Edge Countertops

Cutting Edge Countertops is the premier fabricator for the Midwest, with six locations across Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. Since 2006, Cutting Edge Countertops has been providing outstanding craftsmanship through one of the most advanced and efficient countertop manufacturing facilities in the country, producing around 15,000 projects a year, and one of the few area fabricators with an accreditation from the Natural Stone Institute. Family-owned and trusted, Cutting Edge Countertops offers an extensive selection of materials including granite, quartz, marble, quartzite and compact surface, all while providing exceptional customer service for projects big and small. To learn more, visit or follow us on social media:,, or