In 1993 Kevin Doughney had years of experience working as a machinist for Sikorsky Aircraft and United Technologies, and was looking to make a change to a smaller company. In the late fall of that year he met with a man named Andreas Tietje, who started the North American division of Maschinenbau Kitz just five years earlier, mk Automation Engineering. On December 5, 1993 Kevin became the fifth employee at mk. The rest they say is history. I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Kevin about the changes he has seen not only in mk, but within the industry as a whole.
The year’s end always brings with it a time to pause and reflect as well as set new plans in motion for the New Year ahead.
We’d like to express our sincere appreciation for the confidence and loyalty from our employees, customers and clients who work together each day to bring excellent services and solutions to the industry.
Improving manufacturing productivity is key in today’s competitive market. There’s never been a more important time for companies to focus on quality and productivity increases. Maximizing ROI requires using best-in-class technologies and solutions that are flexible and adapt to varied needs.
Partnering with mk North America for your project is the best choice.
As part of our 30th anniversary at mk North America, we’re taking the time to get to know some of our employees better. Some of the individuals you will meet in these blog posts have been with mk for a number of years, while others are just starting out. But regardless of how long they have been with the company or what their role is, they are all a vital part of the organization, lending to mk fulfilling its mission and its promise to provide not only a better product, but also a better solution.
In October, I had the chance to sit down with Will Peters one of our Engineers.