Specialty foundation equipment distributor ECA Canada Company has promoted Ray Kemppainen to vice president. He had previously served as branch manager since September 2009.

“Ray has been an asset to ECA Canada and this promotion will position him to provide even greater value to our Canadian customers,” says Jeff Harmston, ECA vice president for sales and marketing. “We have the utmost confidence that he will strengthen and expand our foundation in this critical market.”

Kemppainen’s history predates ECA Canada, which was formed Dec. 31, 1999 when Equipment Corporation of America acquired Specialty Construction Machines. He found work as an apprentice mechanic at SCM in August 1990. He was promoted to service and parts manager after demonstrating competency working on diesel pile hammers, vibratory hammers and compaction equipment. 

ECA Canada diversified SCM’s product line to include large- and small-diameter drilling equipment. Kemppainen returned and took on the role of drilling product support manager after a brief departure from ECA Canada from 2007 to 2009. He was promoted to branch manager for ECA Canada in September 2009.

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Kemppainen completed the heavy duty equipment mechanic course in 1990 at Centennial College.

ECA has supplied foundation construction equipment in the eastern United States and eastern Canada for more than a century. It is the exclusive distributor for Bauer Drills, Klemm anchor and micropile drills, RTG piling rigs, Bauer MAT slurry handline systems, and many others. ECA offers sales, rentals, service and parts from nine facilities throughout the eastern U.S. and eastern Canadian. Visit ecanet.com for more information.