Brian A. McKown

Brian McKown has served as Chief Operating Officer of Kinze Manufacturing since 2003. He is responsible for all global operations of the company, which includes the United States and Lithuania. In April 2016 he was named Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.

Brian works closely with Kinze ownership on the long-term strategic vision of the company and has direct oversight of the manufacturing, engineering, information technology, human resources, supply chain, legal, global manufacturing, and finance functions.

Prior to joining Kinze, Brian worked closely with Kinze ownership and company leadership as a consultant for Grant Thornton LLC, advising on key projects related to strategy development and deployment. He also held positions with Emerson Electric and Dazey Corporation.

In his role with Kinze, Brian is committed to ensuring the company operates with its core values of integrity, customer focus, excellence, innovation and mutual respect.

A Missouri native, Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Missouri State University.

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