ST. LOUIS — November 30, 2021 — Afinitas, the leading global infrastructure equipment and services company, is pleased to announce the addition of Kirk Schall to its executive leadership team as the new President of the Afinitas Concrete Accessories Division. Schall succeeds Aaron Schmidgall, who will remain with Afinitas in a strategic advisory role.
Prior to joining Afinitas, Schall held a wide range of roles at DuPont including operations, strategy, sales and business leadership. Most recently he led MECS Inc. the global leader in sulfuric acid technology and a wholly-owned subsidiary within DuPont Clean Technologies.
“We are very excited to have such an accomplished and experienced candidate in Kirk, whose strong focus on strategy and market development will usher in a new era of growth for our Concrete Accessories Division,” said Brad Schmidgall, Afinitas CEO. “I would also like to thank Aaron for his numerous contributions that have helped shape Afinitas into the success it is today. We are happy he will remain a trusted advisor to the team.”
Schall has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, an MBA from Fogelman College of Business & Economics, University of Memphis, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
He will be based at the Afinitas headquarters in St. Louis, MO, where he resides with his wife and son.
“My leadership style is open and collaborative, and I believe culture, strategy, and strong customer relationships drive results,” said Schall. “My approach and philosophy are very much aligned with that of Afinitas, and I am really looking forward to working with such a respected, growth-oriented team to continue to build the Accessories division.”
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 and Caswick Ltd.). 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 afinitas.com.
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