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RANDY SMITH, GENERAL KINEMATICS VP TECHNICAL SERVICES, RECEIVES ILLUSTRIOUS NOMINATION

RandySmith_low This fall, Randy Smith has been selected to receive the illustrious ‘Outstanding Alumnus Award’ in recognition of contributions to his profession and community from the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture from his alma mater, University Of Wisconsin-Platteville. Immediately after graduating from UW Platteville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology, Smith started working at General Kinematics in 1980 as an Engineering Draftsman. Through the 80’s and 90’s, he moved through the ranks of engineering and field service positions and went on to obtain his MBA. In 1998, he was promoted to Director of Operations – Engineering, Manufacturing & Service until he was promoted yet again to VP Technical Services/Component Sales in 2003. As of 2011 he officially became the General Kinematics VP of Technical Services with responsibilities focused in Strategic Global Initiatives. According to Randy, “The Industrial Technology program at the University of Wisconsin Platteville historically has provided a unique emphasis in its curriculums for hands-on technology, communication skills, and business practices. Today, the Department of Industrial Studies at the University of Wisconsin Platteville is uniquely set up to develop students into graduates that are willing and very well-equipped to meet the challenges of the manufacturing sectors on a global basis. The educational staff at UW Platteville is dedicated to fostering a hands-on learning environment in well-equipped physical laboratories as well as an academic exploration in the classroom. The student to teacher ratio allows for a close educational experience with instructional staff. Coupled together, these elements are conducive to fostering a valuable educational experience for students.” Mr. Smith’s nomination is well deserved. He will be honored at the official awards reception in Platteville as part of the UWP Homecoming activities on Friday, October 4, 2013.

For more information, please contact General Kinematics at 815-455-3222, email mail@generalkinematics.com or visit the GK website at www.GeneralKinematics.com.

 

General Kinematics is the premier manufacturer of vibratory equipment for the processing of bulk materials. For more than 50 years, GK has lead technological advancements in vibratory equipment for the foundry, mining, and bulk processing industries. GK’s patented Two-Mass technology operates vibratory equipment with less horsepower and more accuracy. The company also has an unparalleled Parts & Service division that provides 24/7/365 customer service and support along with same day shipping on all off the shelf, in-stock items. With over 40,000 installations in 35 countries, General Kinematics means: Leadership in Vibrating Process Equipment. ###

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