Brian McKown works very closely with ownership on the long-term strategic vision and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company, with direct oversight of the Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Information Technology, Human Resources, Operations, Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Supply Chain Management functions. Prior to joining Kinze as COO in 2003, Brian worked closely with ownership and company leadership as a consultant for Grant Thornton, advising on key projects related to strategy development and deployment. The Missouri native holds a B.S. in Industrial Management from Missouri State University.
If you're not growing, you're dying - or so the saying goes. At the same time, growing too rapidly can leave a company stretched beyond its production needs and create financial perils that can be difficult to overcome.
When we made the decision to build our new state-of-the-art office building in 2010, "connectivity" was one of the first things on our minds and priority list.
This fall Kinze made an exciting leap by opening its first production facility abroad in Lithuania. The agricultural arena in Eastern Europe offers many promising opportunities for Kinze, both today and in the future, and we are thrilled by what's in store.