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ST. LOUIS — October 4, 2022 — Afinitas, the leading global infrastructure equipment and services company, is pleased to welcome back Jared Calease to its engineering team as the new Director of Engineering for the Afinitas Forming Systems Division. Calease previously worked for the New Hampton engineering team as a Product Designer.

Prior to rejoining Afinitas, Calease spent the last 14 years at GMT Corporation in Waverly, IA, which specializes in large, complex heavy machining, fabrication and assembly. He served in a variety of roles there, including as Senior Manufacturing Analyst, Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering and Quality Manager, and most recently as Commercial Estimating Manager. Calease also has experience as a construction Assistant Operations Manager and as a Machinist.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology and Education from Iowa State University.

“We are excited to welcome Jared back to the team,” said Nick Wegner, Vice President of Operations for the Afinitas Forming Systems Division. “He’s a seasoned leader with an extensive engineering background and deep understanding of manufacturing and fabrication processes that will be a huge asset to our team.”

Calease will be based in New Hampton, IA, where he resides with his wife and two daughters.


 The Afinitas platform brings together global leaders in the design, manufacture, installation and support of equipment for the production of precast concrete and infrastructure products. The company is organized into three divisions: Equipment and Automation (representing the HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies, Inc. and BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme GmbH brand products); Forming Systems (representing the New Hampton Metal Fabrication and Spillman Company brand products) and Concrete Accessories (representing products from CAM, Hawkeye, Spillman, Caswick Ltd. and Amifast). By combining this expertise, Afinitas strengthens its commitment to providing best-in-class solutions and service for its customers around the world. Afinitas is part of BW Forsyth Partners, LLC, the investment arm of multibillion-dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller. To learn more, go to


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