For Immediate Release
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
General Kinematics Appoints New CEO and COO
Family-owned General Kinematics is realigning its executive team to better position the company for accelerated growth within the manufacturing sector.
Effective immediately, Tom Muschoot assumes the role of CEO, becoming the 3rd generation Musschoot to lead the company. His father, Paul Musschoot, will continue to leverage his experience as Chairman of the Board.
“GK is a part of my family; this promotion is a goal that I’ve been working towards since the early stages of my career. Achieving this goal, I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on my journey to this point. I would like to thank my father for providing me with knowledge and experience, as well as sparking my passion for the engineering and problem-solving that lies at the core of our business.”
General Kinematics has grown tremendously over the past 5 years, becoming a family of brands that collectively service the foundry, recycling, and mining markets. During that time, the acquisitions of Cyrus Vibrating Equipment and Tuffman Recycling Equipment were completed. A third acquisition of Foundry Equipment Company (FECo) became the backbone of GK Systems, a turnkey engineering and systems business.
With an order backlog that currently runs through 2026, General Kinematics has also added new operational leadership. Ray Deeter joins the company as COO and will have responsibility over production, purchasing, and engineering.
Ray commented, “I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of the GK team. I look forward to helping the company build upon the culture of continuous improvement that is required to deliver the level of excellence that our customers have experienced for over 60 years.”
Ray has a B.S. in Industrial Technology and Operations Management, an MBA from Northwestern, and served in the U.S. Air Force as Sergeant, Weapons Maintenance Team Leader.
About General Kinematics
General Kinematics Corporation, incorporated in 1960, was established to market, design, and custom fabricates innovative vibratory materials handling and processing equipment. Today the company is one of the world’s largest suppliers of vibratory processing equipment, having held more than 200 worldwide patents, and is acknowledged as a major contributor to the technical advancement of vibrating equipment design and application. General Kinematics serves a worldwide customer base through a network of engineering-oriented independent sales representatives who cover major industrial markets throughout the United States. International markets are serviced from subsidiary operations and through a combination of representatives, licensed manufacturers, and strategic alliances with leading industry-specific organizations in other strategic locations. Today, more than 50,000 General Kinematics units have been installed in virtually all of the world’s industrialized countries. As new process and efficiency challenges emerge, General Kinematics is uniquely qualified to address these needs with advanced technology, innovative engineering, new materials, and manufacturing techniques… all applied to improving customer productivity and profitability while meeting ever more stringent requirements. Today, GK knows no limit in our ability to provide a broad level of engineering support and capacity that other companies cannot offer. We bring a 360-degree view to the whole process picture, often supplying engineering resources our customers do not have or do not wish to fund internally.