KPI-JCI Hires New Design Engineers
October 11, 2011 – Kolberg-Pioneer (KPI-JCI) has hired two new design engineers, Nick Barbour and Gary Engel. Barbour, who assumed his responsibilities Sept. 15, will be responsible for providing engineering support for the company’s material-handling product line. He will work with Project Engineer Jay Kaddatz and the rest of the product design team. Barbour earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. Before moving to South Dakota, he worked as a mechanical engineer at Lutron Electronics Inc. in Coopersburg, Pa. Most recently, Barbour worked as an engineering manager at Dakota Trailer Manufacturing in Yankton, S.D. Engel, who assumed his position Sept. 19, will work with Design Engineer Dave Carda and the rest of his Pioneer Crushing and Screening product group to learn the fundamentals of portable plant design. He will also work with the Jaw and Impactor designs as the product line continues to evolve. Engel earned his Bachelor’s degree in agricultural and biosystems engineering from South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. He spent the past four years working on transmission design at Caterpillar Inc., in Peoria, Ill.