Crystal Lake, IL – Richard Kempf was recently named North American Sales Manager to lead new equipment sales efforts in the United States and Canada. Mr. Kempf brings over sixteen (16) years of experience in equipment application, engineering, and equipment sales. “Throughout Rick’s career, he has been a leader in application and equipment knowledge. With his experience and leadership skills, GK looks forward to a renewed effort in reaching our vision for the future growth of our company in North America” said CEO Paul Musschoot. General Kinematics is a privately held company specializing in material handling equipment for Foundry, Chemical, Food, Mining, Recycling and other Industries for more than four (4) decades. The company serves customers through a world-wide network of sales offices and strategic alliances, providing customer engineered solutions to solve critical issues in material processing. To date, more than 35,000 units have been installed in virtually all of the world’s industrialized countries.