Al Nuño –Director of Sales for Latin America and Senior Advisor Coating Solutions
Nuño brings significant business experience in Latin America to Kluge and will be responsible for all business activities in the region. He will be representing all Kluge core products: diecutting and foil stamping presses, folding and gluing systems, and UV coating systems. “Al’s industry leading experience and outstanding communication skills will be a real asset to our clients,” said Michael Aumann, CEO, Kluge. “Whether it be product analysis, application support or a business case to support an investment; Al has the skill set to provide our clients with world class consultation and support.”
Kluge’s recent acquisition of the UV Coating product lines of Olec, Dorn and FMA will provide a platform for Nuño to put his extensive knowledge of the UV industry to work. Nuño’s process and application experience will prove to be valuable to clients as they evaluate UV coating systems and applications, and when they integrate them into their production workflow.
Al is fluent in speaking Spanish allowing him to communicate directly with the markets in Mexico, Central and South America.
Bill Lobert – Lead Parts Coordinator
“2565”, “5379” and “4099” are regular numbers that can be heard coming from Bill’s office at Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc. To you and me that’s “Medium Red Sucker”, “No.1 Toggle Hook” and “Airbrake Diaphragm”. As Kluge Parts Coordinator, Bill is responsible for making sure that Kluge customers get exactly what they need in a timely manner.
“Any machine downtime is lost revenue in the Print industry”, Bill says. “I make sure that parts ordered before 2pm CST will be shipped the same day for next business day delivery.” (US only)
Bill has been with Kluge since 1987 during this time, Bill has developed a parts catalog in his head. Of the thousands of parts available for Kluge Folder/Gluers or Platen Presses, I am sure that Bill could give you the part number and name of most – from memory!
We know that Bill’s knowledge of Kluge parts will give you a piece of mind, that when ordering from him, you will get the exact parts that you need and nothing more, nothing less.
Contact Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenneth “K.C.” Chapin – Product Design and Technical Support Manager
Chapin brings a significant amount of experience to Kluge with foil stamping, embossing and die cutting equipment. Chapin owned and operated K.C. Service in Cumby, TX for 22 years prior to joining the Kluge team and has been servicing and repairing Kluge presses for 31 years. Chapin is well-known in the industry and has served as a close partner to Kluge for many years, he is respected throughout North America for his expertise and innovation with Kluge presses.
“We are very pleased to have K.C. join the Kluge team,” said Michael Aumann, CEO. “K.C. has been a real innovator in our industry and I’m confident that our customers will benefit from the new features we are offering that K.C. has brought to Kluge. Our new patented TRU-DWELL™ Adjustable Dwell System is just one example of K.C.’s immediate impact on our team.”
Chapin has been especially effective helping companies enter the market with their first piece of foil stamping equipment, he thoroughly enjoys watching them grow a new and profitable area of their business. With pride Chapin says, “My success comes from my customer’s success.”
Kevin Robbins – Parts & Service Manager
You might say that Kevin Robbins, Parts & Service Manager at Brandtjen and Kluge, Inc. is a world traveler. He can tell you how to get anyone to anyplace at anytime – and he can do it all without ever leaving his desk. That’s because at Kluge, Kevin is responsible for handling parts orders, arranging all domestic and international shipments and sending out service people to wherever they’re needed. When it comes to getting a piece of equipment from A to B both domestically and internationally, in the most effective manner, Kevin has your solution.
Kevin started with Kluge in 1979. He brought a number of years of supervisory experience from his past employment as a line-supervisor at a magnetic tape head manufacturer. Working at Kluge, it’s the personal level on which the company attends to its employees that Kevin really appreciates. “It’s great that if you have a problem, you can talk directly to the President. Being a small company, you’re not just a number.” Kevin says.
When he’s not hard at work, Kevin is enjoying his hobbies as well as his family, especially his seven grandchildren.
Don’t hesitate to give Kevin a call, he’ll do all he can to have your equipment up and running in no time.
Contact Kevin at email@example.com