Automation Service Sales And Operations Management Team
Automation Service Sales, Engineering & Operations Experts
As President of Automation Service, Kurt leads the company’s focus on its core values of outstanding customer service, quality, integrity, and continuous improvement. Mr. Kazmarek has more than 20 years of experience in the process industry, working in a variety of technical sales and leadership roles. Mr. Kazmarek received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Vice President of Operations
Mr. Pedersen joined Automation Service in 2015 as Vice President with responsibility for Automation Service’s sales and marketing functions. With over 30 years of experience in a variety of sales, marketing, engineering, and operations roles in both consumer and industrial product businesses, Mr. Pedersen is well prepared to help Automation Service provide its customers the right solution at the right time. Mr. Pedersen received his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology and his Bachelor’s degree in General Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Director of Engineering
Mr. Butz joined Automation Service in 2010. After spending 16 years at DuPont, Mr. Butz brings a multi-crafted background in electrical, instrument, and reliability engineering, as well as, construction, commissioning/start-ups, predictive/preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, root cause failure analysis, and process control engineering. He has 29 years of field experience in the petrochemical, bio-fuels, and extrusion/web handling industries. Mr. Butz received his BS in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from Hamilton Technical College, is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional, and is ANSI registered and Six Sigma certified.
Director of Material Reclamation
Mr. Ploudre is Automation Service’s Subject Matter Expert when it comes to material acquisition and negotiation. With almost 20 years of experience with Automation Service, Mr. Ploudre has played a critical role in the growth of the company through the development of our reclamation and recycling programs. He is well respected in the equipment broker environment all over North America. Mr. Ploudre’s high degree of integrity and professionalism has earned him strong relationships with some of the largest surplus vendors in the U.S.