Michael Byrne Mfg. announced that Dave Kauffman has been named Manufacturing Engineer. He has a B.S. in Business Administration/Management and brings over 25 years of experience in the trenchless industry.
He received extensive training in fluid power at The Ohio State University’s – 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 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 offers a wealth of knowledge with hydraulic and can bus systems relating to the mobile construction industry.
He brings a hands-on approach to implementing incremental improvements and problem solving for HDD and Auger boring equipment.
Michael Byrne Mfg. President Jim Weist adds, “Dave’s addition to the Michael Byrne team brings another perspective from a respected industry leader with experiences hard to find today.”