October 22, 2015

David Schroeder, president and CEO of Graham Engineering Corporation, has promoted Justin Kilgore to be vice president of engineering. The engineering team Kilgore leads comprises the combined talent of Graham Engineering and the two companies it has acquired over the past three years: American Kuhne and Welex.

Justin Kilgore

“It’s my pleasure to recognize Justin’s talent and tenure with this promotion. His knowledge of plastic extrusion, engineering processes, and industrial control systems combined with his leadership skills make this a natural progression,” said Schroeder

Kilgore joined Graham Engineering Corporation in 2001 as a senior electrical and was promoted to electrical engineering manager and engineering manager. Previously he had served as a software for ENGEL Machinery and electronic technician for Red Controls.

He holds a B Sc. Engineering from Messiah


The Graham Group acquired majority interest in American Kuhne in 2012, followed by Graham Engineering Corporation’s acquisition of Welex in June 2013. Together, Graham Engineering, American Kuhne, and Welex create a convergence of leading technologies, people, and capabilities in extrusion. Graham is a privately held company headquartered in York, Pennsylvania, USA.
Graham Engineering is the global standard in wheel and industrial extrusion blow molding solutions, with 400 installations in 20 countries. Graham Engineering offers package design, product development and processing expertise, along with monolayer, multilayer, and barrier extrusion blow molding equipment and technology upgrades. Visit www.grahamengineering.com. American Kuhne is the preferred provider of engineered solutions for plastics, rubber, and silicone extrusion.
American Kuhne solutions comprise standard and custom single screw extruders, feed screws, extrusion systems, and specialized turnkey systems for laboratory, medical tubing, narrow web, wire and cable, pipe, tubing, and profile applications. Visit www.americankuhne.com. Welex is the global standard in high performance sheet extrusion solutions, with over four decades of leadership.
Welex solutions are installed in more than 3,000 customer locations in 69 countries. The company’s innovations include co-extrusion and multi-layer methods that lead the industry as well as dozens of barrier lines installed globally. Visit www.welex.com.

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