Kries named Miner Director of Engineering

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Miner Enterprises has promoted 24-year Engineering Department employee Andrew Kries to Director of Engineering. He replaces Bob Pokorski, who is taking on a new position at Trinity Rail.

Described by Miner as one of the company’s key business leaders, Kries moves into his new role from his previous position as Manager of Mechanical Testing. “In his 24 years with Miner, Andrew has been instrumental in developing a variety of new products, including patented innovations in railcar discharge gates and side bearings,” said Miner Enterprises President and General Manager Ric Biehl.”As Director of Engineering, he will lead the company’s continuing efforts to meet customer’s current and future needs through advanced technology and superior performance. Andrew has demonstrated a unique combination of technical expertise as well as outstanding business perspective. I am certain that his leadership in this role will further enhance Miner’s reputation for quality design and industry innovation.”

A graduate of the Valparaiso University College of Engineering, Kries first joined Miner Enterprises in 1991. He is also a Member of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers.)

“We are grateful to Bob Pokorski for his tremendous contributions over the past seven years, and we wish him continued success as he joins one of our most important customers,” added Biehl.

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