Welcome to Kinze Manufacturing
Integrity, innovation, excellence, customer focus and mutual respect. These are the core values upon which Jon Kinzenbaw built his company. They are the values that drive all business activities today.
MEET JON KINZENBAW, CEO and Chairman of the Board
In 1965, a 21-year old farm boy from Victor, Iowa opened his own welding shop with a small bank loan and $25 in his pocket. Everyone who knew young Jon Kinzenbaw at the time could see that he had a gifted ability for "fixing things." But no one could have guessed that his welding shop would one day grow into one of the largest specialty manufacturers in North America. Today, Jon is still actively involved in the business. He also continues to farm in addition to enjoying his hobby as an avid antique tractor collector.
MEET SUSANNE (KINZENBAW) VEATCH, PRESIDENT & CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Susanne (Kinzenbaw) Veatch, daughter of Jon and Marcia Kinzenbaw, is the second generation in the family business. Susanne graduated from Iowa State University with a double major in Business. Prior to joining Kinze in 2005, she worked as a Systems Analyst for Caterpillar and spent many summers working in all areas in the family business.
"Growing up, I spent countless hours with my Dad in the office, proto shop and field. He invested his heart, mind and energy into Kinze and was always looking for the next innovative planting or harvesting solution to increase productivity. He always made time for my brother and me and I have fond memories of the toys he made for us growing up. Today, I share his same passion for our company, our people and our commitment to customers worldwide. As a result, we continue to experience strong, sustainable market share growth domestically and globally.
My parents instilled many values into us based on Christian principles. Kinze core values are not just words, they define our culture and business operation. Integrity is absolutely essential. We are constantly looking for innovative solutions to increase farmer productivity. Our farmer customers are the reason we are in business, and we understand their needs because we are farmers too. We are proud to put our name on Kinze equipment and to build high quality, durable products that are made in America. The American farmer helps feed the world and we are honored to contribute to this awesome responsibility."
Kinze Core Values
These are the values established by Jon Kinzenbaw that guide us in everything we do.
A History of Innovation
Jon Kinzenbaw says innovation isn't rocket science; you just have to listen to your customers.
Tour Our Factory
Look inside our factory, where we welcome individuals and tour groups.