Mansfield, Ohio-based Michael Byrne Mfg. – a premiere manufacturer of auger boring and trenchless drilling technology – announced that it named Dave Kauffman as manufacturing engineer.
Kauffman has a Bachelor’s of Science in business administration/management and brings more than 25 years of experience in the trenchless industry to Michael Byrne Mfg. He received extensive training in fluid power at The Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute ( ATI).
Kauffman began his career at American Augers; working his way up from saw operator, fabricator, assembler, lead man, CIP manager and manufacturing manager. He was then employed at Underground Professionals Inc., specializing in horizontal directional drill (HDD) repair, refurbishing and parts sales.
Prior to joining the Michael Byrne Mfg., Kauffman and a partner started D&L Underground Solutions, which specialized in parts sales, service, HDD repair, modernization and refurbishments.
Kauffman supplies a wealth of knowledge with hydraulic and CAN bus systems relating to the mobile construction industry. Dave brings a hands-on approach to implementing incremental improvements and problem solving for HDD and auger boring equipment.
“Dave’s addition to the Michael Byrne team brings another perspective from a respected industry leader with experiences hard to find today,” says Michael Byrne Mfg. president Jim Weist.
SOURCE – Michael Byrne Mfg.