Noel Kempfert, PE, recently joined VAA as Manager of the Food Processing Group. Kempfert brings over 30 years of mechanical engineering experience as a lead process engineer for facility designs, start-ups and new process systems for existing and new-to-market food products. At VAA, Kempfert will be the point of contact for clients’ food processing needs.
President, Keith Jacobson, PE, LEED AP, said, “To have Noel lead our food processing efforts demonstrates our commitment to this market. We value his comprehensive industry knowledge and feel it aligns with our clients’ requests to offer comprehensive engineering and process services at VAA.”
Further, Kempfert’s strong interest in training and mentoring staff supports VAA’s philosophy of encouraging staff growth through a culture of teaching and learning. “Noel’s passion to share technical knowledge with new professionals will be valuable as we continue to build a robust Food Processing Group,” Jacobson said. “Enriching the knowledge of our employees will only better serve our valued clients.”
Kempfert’s detail for design is evident when working with suppliers and contractors to deliver process systems for major food manufacturers. “I have worn many hats working in this arena and recognize how these experiences influence my approach to managing VAA projects,” stated Kempfert. “Equipment performance, ease of installation, maintenance and efficiency minimize downtime and maximize productivity. I understand how critical each aspect is to meet the needs of all parties involved and the importance of presenting a well-balanced approach to achieve overall client satisfaction.”
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