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Our People

  • Ed Kays: President

    Ed founded Kays Engineering, Inc. in 1980 as a welding and machinery repair shop and quickly grew the business into a designer and builder of custom machinery for the automotive industry.

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    Ed founded Kays Engineering, Inc. in 1980 as a welding and machinery repair shop and quickly grew the business into a designer and builder of custom machinery for the automotive industry. Today, Ed is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business, including new product line acquisitions. He also works closely with customers who need help choosing the right machine for their application.

    Ed is a native of Marshal, Missouri and holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from Missouri State University in Springfield.

    [email protected]
    660-886-9929 (ext. 116)

  • Matt Kays

    Matt Kays: Vice President – Business Development

    Matt currently oversees all marketing and sales initiatives, including exhibiting at trade shows, coordinating advertising, and maintaining the website.

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    Matt currently oversees all marketing and sales initiatives, including exhibiting at trade shows, coordinating advertising, and maintaining the website.

    Previous to joining Kays Engineering in 2013, Matt was a Fluid Systems Engineer for three years with General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut. His work included designing fluid piping systems for nuclear-powered submarines: he was also the lead design engineer for four different systems for the S6G Moored Training Ship.

    Matt holds an MBA and a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, both from the University of Missouri.

    [email protected]
    660-886-9929 (ext. 107)

  • Matt Clark

    Matt Clark: Mechanical Engineering Manager

    Matt is the supervisor for the Mechanical Engineering department. He’s also the lead design engineer for mechanical systems.

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    Matt’s experience includes working as a design engineer for Schaefer’s Electrical Enclosures. A key member of the Engineering Design Team, he was routinely assigned the most complex designs that included multi-section control consoles and switchgear enclosures.

    A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, Matt double-majored. He holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics with an Applied Physics Option (ABET Accredited) and a B.S. in Physics with a Minor in Mathematics.

  • Ron Poehlmann

    Ron Poehlmann: Electrical Engineering Manager

    Ron brings over 20 years of engineering experience to his job. Responsibilities include programming the functionality of all our drilling machines using Beckhoff TwinCAT PLCs, as well as new equipment design and maintaining existing equipment.

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    Ron brings over 20 years of engineering experience to his job. Responsibilities include programming the functionality of all our drilling machines using Beckhoff TwinCAT PLCs, as well as new equipment design and maintaining existing equipment.

    Prior to joining Kays Engineering in 2012, Ron was the Owner / Engineer of Poehlmann Engineering. In this role he provided consulting engineering for electrical power, lighting, fire alarm, and special systems for commercial and industrial companies.

    Ron worked as Sr. Engineer with several companies, including Burns & McDonnell, Waterloo Industries, and Pittsburgh Corning Corporation.

    He received his BSEE degree in 1987 from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

  • Glenn Scott

    Glenn Scott: DeHoff Tech Support

    Glenn, who has been with Kays for over 30 years, is responsible for providing technical support for our DeHoff gundrilling machines. He is able to troubleshoot machine problems with customers over the phone, and also schedules technician visits to customer sites.

  • Sam Al-Hamzawi: Eldorado Tech Support

    Sam, who has been working on gundrilling machines for 3 decades, is the main technical support contact for our Eldorado gundrilling machines. He provides email support to our Eldorado customers, and can schedule technician visits to customer sites.

  • michael clark

    Michael Clark: TechniDrill Tech Support

    With extensive experience in customer service and troubleshooting operations, Michael is the main technical support contact for our TechniDrill gundrilling machines. A strong problem solver, he provides email and phone support, as well as scheduling technician visits to customer sites.

  • Keith Broyles

    Keith Broyles: Parts Sales

    Keith has been with Kays Engineering since its founding in 1980. He manages the production schedule for the manufacture of our DeHoff and Eldorado gundrilling machines. He is also able to supply replacement parts for our machines – from coolant filters to spindle drive belts or electrical components.