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Nathan Fries and Brian Kuszak Join Chief Agri / Industrial Division's Engineering Department

Date Posted: April 29, 2014



The Chief Agri / Industrial Division of Chief Industries, Kearney, NE, announced April 29 the addition of two new employees in its engineering department.

Nathan Fries (top picture) has joined as a Grain Dryer Product Engineer.

Fries is responsible for design and development of both the Chief and the Caldwell grain dryers.

The design activity includes developing the manufacturing specifications and establishing the vendor component requirements for the grain dryers.

In addition to his dryer design activity, Fries will be directly involved in the application requirements for particular installations.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in Mechanical Engineering.

Fries previously worked for Orthman Manufacturing as a Design Engineer and brings product development and manufacturing experience to Chief Industries.

He resides in Kearney with his wife and two children.

Brian Kuszak (bottom picture) has accepted the position of Product Engineer – Modular Storage Systems.

Kuszak will lead the design efforts for the Lemanco Modular Storage Product line, as well as help out with material handling and grain sampling.

In his new position, Kuszak will have design responsibilities for the Lemanco line of Modular Storage Systems while also assisting Manufacturing and Sales with technical expertise as required.

His background includes experience in a lean manufacturing environment as a Quality Engineer with Thermo King/Ingersoll Rand in Hastings NE, and as a Design Engineer with BK Customs and Lozier, both located in Omaha NE.

Kuszak's education include a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Nebraska and an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Design Technology from South East Community College in Lincoln, NE.

For more information, call 800-359-7600.

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