Kinedyne Corporation, in a strategic move to expand its growing market presence in the Original Equipment Manufacturer sector and to gain greater presence in international markets, is pleased to announce three dynamic additions to its team.
Ralph Abato, an esteemed industry veteran, has accepted the newly created position of VP of Strategic Initiatives for Kinedyne. In his new role, Ralph will leverage his twenty-eight years as a respected professional in the cargo securement industry, concentrating his talents and efforts on evaluating, developing and nurturing new innovative product and market opportunities. "We see tremendous opportunities both domestically and abroad for Ralph to reinforce and expand best practices in the field of cargo securement and to lead our efforts with new products and markets beyond the scope of our traditional business" said James Klausmann II, Executive Vice President of Kinedyne. As a current Board Member of the Web Sling & Tie Down Association ("WSTDA"), Ralph will join Steve Atzeni, Kinedyne's Vice President of North American Operations, as a second representative from Kinedyne to the WSTDA.
Additionally, Paul Wolford has joined Kinedyne as Director of Engineered Solutions with responsibilities in the US and Canadian marketplace. Paul is returning to Kinedyne where he spent over 18 years from 1981 to 2000 and played a pivotal role in the Company's growth and success during that time. Paul will be responsible for OEM accounts and champion efforts in the growing market segment of Kaptive Beam® systems. Paul will contribute to the development of Kinedyne's technical and engineered product solutions and, as such, will work closely with the Company's Engineering department and customer base, promoting a solution-based sales methodology. Scott Frazier, Kinedyne's recently appointed OEM Account Manager, will report to Paul and continue to work closely with the trailer builders and Kinedyne's Sales Engineer, Todd Jenkins, in this very important market segment. "We are excited to have this talent rejoin our team," Klausmann said. "We are investing in new Kaptive Beam systems and the manufacturing processes to support them. Paul is the key person to take these products to market."
Mark Arnold, a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager formerly with Con-way Freight and Fed Ex Freight, is also joining the Kinedyne team. Mark brings 15 years of transportation experience to Kinedyne. In his new position he will be working very closely with management across the organization to improve operational efficiencies through detailed analysis, making productive use of customer feedback, and the creation of various training programs. His background and experience at the fleet level will also be an asset to the sales team and will enable Kinedyne to enhance their selling approach by better understanding the needs of the fleets using Kinedyne products.
"We're pleased with the addition of these respected professionals," says Larry Harrison, Kinedyne's Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Harrison added, "They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge of the trucking industry and load securement requirements to our Company. Real growth opportunities for our business are greatly enhanced with these additions to our staff."
In their new roles, Ralph will report to Jamie Klausmann, Executive Vice President of Kinedyne, Paul will report to Larry Harrison, VP of Sales and Marketing and Mark will report to Steve Atzeni, VP of North American Operations.