Chris Duffin Joins Chad Equipment, LLC, as Director of Engineering
OLATHE, Kan. – Chad Equipment, LLC, a Birko company, has added Chris Duffin to its team as director of engineering.
Based in Olathe, Duffin will oversee the manufacture of Chad’s specialty meat harvest and processing equipment.
“We’re delighted to have someone with Chris’ experience join Chad,” said Mike Gangel, Chad’s president. “He brings a strong background in engineering technical support and will provide strategic initiative as Chad continues to grow.”
Duffin previously managed the engineering staff for Stuppy, Inc., North Kansas City, Mo. His career also includes engineering positions with Pivot International, Fixtures Furniture, Inc. and Peterbilt Motors Co. He earned a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Kansas.
Chad Equipment, LLC, a Birko company, is a specialty equipment manufacturer serving small to large volume meat harvesting and processing operations, including beef, hog, veal, sheep and horse. Chad is an industry leader in antimicrobial spray systems, the patented recirculating hot water pasteurization system and the patented oscillating action wash system for high and low pressure processing applications.
Birko is a leading provider of food safety solutions to the protein processing, food and beverage industries. The company’s combination of concentrated chemical formulations, state-of-the-art equipment and custom IT solutions are part of The Birko Advantage, a revolution in food safety. The Birko Advantage delivers world class processing solutions for a more efficient, economical and safer food plant operation. Founded in 1953, Birko is a WBENC Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and was awarded Supplier of the Century by the National Meat Association.