COMPANY OVERVIEW

  • We are a company dedicated to helping You, (Our Customer), achieve the reliability and performance from your Industrial Processing Equipment that is required to keep your production lines running at optimized levels. We do this with quality projects and programs covering the following: education, design, supply, installation, repair, and maintenance.

  • We are a company that stands behind each of our Values and strive to achieve them every day by our actions.

  • Our Team is our Strength. We have amassed a very unique collection of highly experienced technical individuals with different educations, experiences, and specialties. This blend in our culture ensures that we are delivering robust solutions to our client's issues that attack the root cause of the issue. We look "outside-the-box" for real solutions.

  • Our crews are our employees and they take pride in the work they perform each and every day.

  • We are here when you need us. We understand this is a 24/7/365 business. As simple as it sounds, we answer the phone and follow up religiously!

  • We want to be your solution provider. Our response and the measurable positive impact to your business is what motivates us.

. Values
 
 
  1. Integrity
  2. Safety Culture
  3. Quality in Every Action
  4. Learning Organization
  5. Investment in Every Relationship
  6. Value Performance Excellence
 
Vision

  • “Wow” our customers!
  • Add value—always!
  • Know everyone!
  • Teach & learn—everyday!
  • Grow smart!

Our experienced team of specialists
These individuals are just a sampling of our talented field and support personnel representing 1,500+ years of experience directly working with rotary processing equipment:
 
STEPHEN ALLEN

  • 33+ years of experience in the industrial minerals industry, servicing and installing processing equipment, (kilns, coolers, ball mills, calciners, etc). This field experience spans from breaking ground to bringing the plant into operation.
  • Expertise covers managing and scheduling field daily activities focused on equipment installation, troubleshooting, and field repairs, as well as, equipment evaluation, and alignments, resulting in defined recommendations targeting equipment optimization and longevity.
  • Extensive international experience with projects in China, South America, Canada, and Europe.

MIKE ATWELL

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Six Sigma Black Belt ASQ. ISO Lead Auditor trained.
  • 24+ years experience in all aspects of machine design, including Finite Element Analysis, concept creation, proto-type development, properties testing, tooling design, fabrication, and trouble shooting. Custom engineered solutions are his specialty.

TOM BURGESS

  • Degree in B.S. Business Administration, Junior Level studies in Engineering Physics at the University of Louisville, and studies in Business Administration from Spalding University.
  • 35+ years experience in the industrial engineer field and in planning safety coordination.
  • Specializes in project management in safety in the industrial field with a focus on strengthening pre-job planning systems and creating an environment focused on safety.

DAVID CURTIS

  • 35+ years of experience serving a multitude of industries such as chemical, cement, mining, mineral, and food and grain processing.
  • Specialization in high temperature calciners and rotary steam tube and direct fire dryers.

STEVE FARKAS

  • Educational background: Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Registered Surveyor.
  • 24+ years performing surveys as owner and operator of own surveying company.
  • 20+ years experience as an expert of kiln alignment theory.
  • Experience relates to repairing, servicing and installing industrial processing equipment, with a focus on rotary machinery, (Kilns, Ball Mills, Calciners, Coolers, Mixers, and Dryers). Industries of focus include Paper, Lime, Cement, Ethanol, and Chemical.

ALAN FOUST

  • 37+ years of experience in the repair and installation of a variety of processing equipment, (kilns, dryers, heat exchangers, heaters, ball mills, coolers, calciners, etc).
  • 27+ years of this experience has been in the position of Project Manager.
  • Specializes in all types mechanical services, process troubleshooting, rigging, and project management in the Corn, Chemical, Fertilizer, Food, Pulp & Paper and Cement Industries.

JACK GIESEKING

  • Bachelor of Business Administration from Arizona State University and MBA from Western Pacific University.
  • 20+ years sales experience in the construction industry.
  • Emphasis in construction design and marketing of construction processes.

GLENN HANSON

  • Degree in Environmental Science
  • 36+ years of rotary equipment experience, with focus on Hazardous Waste Kilns and Lime Recovery Kilns at Kraft Pulp Mills. Emphasis has been in process design assisting customers with troubleshooting existing systems to design, proposals, training, and start-up of new kiln systems.
  • Authored or co-authored numerous technical papers and presentations for local, national, and international industry conferences. Active member of the Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry (TAPPI), serving on regional executive committees, and going through the five year chairmen rotation for the Gulf Coast TAPPI group.

LOU LOVAS

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • 44+ years experience repairing, servicing and installing industrial processing equipment, with a focus on rotary machinery, (Kilns, Ball Mills, Calciners, Coolers, Mixers, and Dryers). Industries of focus include Paper, Lime, Cement, Ethanol, and Chemical.
  • Founder of the NAK “Hot Kiln Alignment” Method of kiln alignment. Expert at kiln alignment theory, who has authored, published and presented several technical articles.
  • Expertise covers Unit and full Plant installations and repair on all aspects concerning all rotary equipment.

STEVE LOVAS

  • Educational background and apprentice experience in design, drafting and metal working, as a machinist.
  • 24+ years experience as an expert of kiln alignment theory.
  • Experience relates to repairing, servicing and installing industrial processing equipment, with a focus on rotary machinery, (Kilns, Ball Mills, Calciners, Coolers, Mixers, and Dryers). Industries of focus include Paper, Lime, Cement, Ethanol, and Chemical.

TOM MCCUNE

  • Associate degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 37+ years experience designing, building, selling rotary processing equipment for the Asphalt, Aggregate, and Mining industries. Extensive experience in dealing with Used Equipment and Components. His specialty is finding discarded equipment and refitting to give our customer an economical solution to their processing issues.

CHARLES MCKIN

  • 20+ years experience in high and low-speed rotary equipment, industrial control systems, and chemical processing.
  • Specialization in plant asset optimization, reliability systems, and operating equipment efficiency benchmarking.
  • Lead auditor for process improvement implementations.

BUCK MCVANEY

  • 18+ years experience in off-shore project management, land based oil field construction, custom fabrication and process improvement.
  • 7 years in the U.S. Army as a Combat Engineer.
  • Background in custom welding and fabrication, critical path projects and work scopes, and project planning while in the Army—University of Maryland University College.

JIM MUNSON

  • 31+ years experience in rotary equipment repair, maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Heavy experience in managing the installation of new kilns, dryers, coolers, grate coolers, preheaters and other ancillary equipment.
  • Extensive domestic and international experience including 48 states, Mexico, six of the Canadian provinces, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

DAVID OAKES

  • 37+ years of experience servicing, building and supporting grain and chemical processing equipment. Extended experience with rotary steam tube dryers.

DAVID PELLETIER

  • 32+ years of experience working in the Cement Industry. Experience covers all plant level activities from production, material handling and control room operation and supervision. Equipment experience covers Ball Mills, Kilns, Dust Collection Systems, Material Handling, Packaging, and Burner Systems.
  • Key member on two separate commissioning projects. Experience covers a plant modernization and a "green field" installation.

KEVIN PILSEN

  • AWS certificate, studied electrical/mechanical engineering at Middlesex County College and industrial motors and controls/PLC at Jefferson Community College, completed welding training program from the General Technical Institute.
  • 20+ years experience mechanical inspections and troubleshooting, control system troubleshooting, and installations and commissioning.
  • Specializes in maintaining plant production equipment and facilities.

RICH ROLAND

  • 33+ years of experience in the repair and installation of a variety of processing and material handling equipment, (kilns, dryers, ball mills, coolers, calciners, conveying systems, high pressure steam and hydraulic pipelines). 15+ years of this experience has been in the position of Project Manager.
  • Specializes in all types mechanical services, process troubleshooting, rigging, and project management in the Corn, Chemical, Fertilizer, Food, Pulp & Paper, Lime, Mining and Cement Industries.
  • Extensive international experience with projects in Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, Trinidad, United Kingdom, and Ecuador.

STEVE SMITH

  • 33+ years working in fabrication serving industries such as chemical and grains.
  • Specialization in fabrication and mechanical integrity of rotary dryers.

BRENT STANSELL

  • 22+ years of experience working in fabrication industries and machine maintenance.
  • Background in welding, production, quality assurance, and field project management.
  • Emphasis on Diagnostic services including DATscan, Inspections, and Alignments. Six Sigma Green Belt Certified. ISO 9000/2001 Internal Auditor.

ROLAND SUTTER

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 50+ years of experience in designing, fabricating, installing, troubleshooting and servicing Rotary Kilns, Rotary Dryers, Ball Mills, Lime Processing Equipment, Hydration Systems, Slaking Systems, Rotary Incinerators, Rotary Digesters.
  • Past President/Chief Engineer Vulcan Iron Works. Past design experience Allis Chalmers and Kennedy Van Saun. Expert knowledge in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) process.
  • Expert at kiln alignment theory, who has authored, published and presented several technical articles.

RYAN WILLIAMS

  • 25+ years experience covering service and repair, as well as fabrication of rotary dryers, heat exchangers, and structural steel.
  • Concentrated experience and training in equipment alignment. Extended experience maintaining equipment in corn refining facilities.

JERRY YOUNG, PE

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Licensed Professional Engineer.
  • 44+ years experience covering all aspects of rotary equipment asphalt, mining, chemical, fertilizer, and food. Experience touches all aspects of the business from engineering, project management, field service support, manufacturing, and executive management.
  • Past President of Industrial Kiln & Dryer.

ZK Zarif

  • 39+ years experience working in cement, mining, lime, minerals, and pulp & paper industries with a focus on project management and technical consultancy.
  • Electrical Engineer; Multilingual: French, German, Swiss German (dialect), Spanish, and Greek.
  • Active member of the following associations for over 25 years, holding several Leadership Positions: IEEE-PCA-CIC, SME, ASME, AMP.
  • Published several technical papers and multiple training presentations at technical conferences


CUSTOMER SUPPORT TEAM
Your customer support representative is a key member of the team dedicated to supporting your operation’s needs 24/7.

SARAH BELEW

  • 21+ years customer service/sales experience, of which 11 years spent in the rotary drying business. Handling dryers, coolers, kilns and ball mills. Providing customers with replacement parts, recommended repairs and solutions to their equipment.
  • Territory – International

KRISTEN COX

  • Over 24 years customer service/sales experience, of which 12 years spent in the rotary drying business. Handling dryers, coolers, kilns and ball mills. Providing customers with replacement parts, recommended repairs and solutions to their equipment.
  • Territory – LA, KY, IL, IA, OK, NM, SC

SARAH LEE GARNER

  • Over 17 years customer service/sales experience, of which 9 years spent in the rotary drying business. Handling dryers, coolers, kilns and ball mills. Providing customers with replacement parts, recommended repairs and solutions to their equipment.
  • Territory – GA, VA, AR, TX, FL

DONNA GOODLETT

  • Over 30 years customer service/sales experience, of which 15 years spent in the rotary drying business. Handling dryers, coolers, kilns and ball mills. Providing customers with replacement parts, recommended repairs and solutions to their equipment.
  • Territory – WY, MO, NC, MI, OH

MIKE MOHLE

  • 15+ years experience relating to the design, fabrication, and execution of chemical feed, lime slaking and lime hydration systems and projects.
  • Specialist in the process of project development and management, with extensive experience working through system and component specification, development of "true" project scope, navigating the bidding and procurement processes, managing deliveries and installations, ensuring that original project objectives are met.

COURTNEY PELLY

  • 8+ years customer service/sales experience, of which 2 years spent in the rotary drying business. She is very excited to aid our customers with their dryer, coolers, kiln, ball mill needs and provide replacement parts, recommend repairs and solutions for their equipment.
  • Bachelor in Psychophysiology from Campbellsville University.
  • Territory -- ME, NH, VT, MA, NY, CT, RI, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, WV

KRISTA PERRY

  • 14+ years customer service/sales experience, of which 3 years spent in the rotary drying business. She is very excited to aid our customers with their Dryer, Coolers, Kiln, and Ball Mill needs and provide replacement parts, recommended repairs and solutions for their equipment.
  • Territory – AK, HI, OR, CA, NV, UT, AZ

JULIA SPRINGER

  • 12+ years customer service/sales experience and brand new to the team. Julia is eager and excited to aid our customers with their dryers, coolers, kilns, and ball mill needs along with replacement parts, recommend repairs, and solutions for their equipment needs
  • Bachelor of Mass Communication/Media Studies from the University of Louisville
  • Territory – MT, ND, MN, SD, NE, KS, CO

ASHLEY TRIPLETT

  • Bachelor in Justice Administration.
  • Over 12+ years customer service/sales experience, of which 4 years spent in the rotary drying business. She is very excited to aid our customers with their Dryer, Coolers, Kiln, and Ball Mill needs and provide replacement parts, recommended repairs and solutions for their equipment.
  • Territory – Canada, TN, MS, ID, AL, WA

RANDALL YOUNG

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
  • 25+ Years of experience in Field Service and Manufacturing organizations. Specializing in facility and company management; creating team and company structures geared toward growth and expansion. Experience includes direct management and responsibility for internationally based businesses.



 
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