RANDY SMITH, GENERAL KINEMATICS VP TECHNICAL SERVICES, RECEIVES ILLUSTRIOUS NOMINATION
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 WisconsinPlatteville.
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.
GENERAL KINEMATICS HIRES AMY DONAHUE AS MARKETING COORDINATOR
General Kinematics is pleased to announce its recent hire of Amy Donahue, who will join the GK team as Marketing Coordinator. Within this role, Ms. Donahue will assist GK’s sales and marketing team.
Ms. Donahue’s entrepreneurial background and content marketing abilities will help ensure GK continues to grow, allowing the company to further its leadership position within the vibratory equipment markets. "I am thrilled to join the GK team," said Ms. Donahue. "General Kinematics has been an international leader in vibratory technology for decades – consistently developing new patents and leading vibratory manufacturing into the future. The GK team is focused on the creation of new tools and equipment to help customers accomplish their goals and achieve success. I look forward to being part of this process.”