Randy Smith General Kinematics 5050 Rickert Road Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815.455.3222
VP Technical Services and Quality
Immediately after graduating from UW Platteville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology, Randy Smith started working at General Kinematics in 1980 as an Engineering Draftsman. Through the 80’s and 90’s, he moved through the ranks of engineering and field service positions and went on to obtain his MBA. In 1998, he was promoted to Director of Operations – Engineering, Manufacturing & Service until he was promoted yet again to VP Technical Services/Component Sales in 2003. In 2011, he officially became the General Kinematics VP of Technical Services with responsibilities focused in Strategic Global Initiatives.
In early 2014, Randy’s role as Vice President of Technical Services has grown to also include total Global Quality responsibilities for General Kinematics.
Randy actively contributes time to the education process to encourage young people to seek careers in the engineering and technology fields (STEM) in the local grades schools, high schools, numerous colleges and tech schools.
In October of 2013, Randy Smith received the illustrious ‘Outstanding Alumnus Award’ in recognition of contributions to his profession and community from the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture from his alma mater, University Of Wisconsin-Platteville.
He continues his involvement with the UW Platteville serving as an advisory board member for both the College of Engineering and College of Business Industry and Communications.
Randy is an active member of the AFS community, contributing time and resources in training for the foundry and other industries.
General Kinematics is the premier manufacturer of vibratory equipment for the processing of bulk materials. For more than 50 years, GK has lead technological advancements in vibratory equipment for the foundry, mining, and bulk processing industries. GK’s patented Two-Mass technology operates vibratory equipment with less horsepower and more accuracy. The company also has an unparalleled Parts & Service division that provides 24/7/365 customer service and support along with same day shipping on all off the shelf, in-stock items. With over 40,000 installations in 35 countries and our 100% Process Guarantee, General Kinematics means: Leadership in Vibrating Process Equipment.