Equipment Corporation of America (ECA), a distributor of specialty foundation equipment, has named several service managers at its branches in the United States and Canada, the company announced. Chris McCune, Peter Kassaris, Trey Carver, Kevin “Buddy” Austin and Rich Weinstein comprise the group of five service managers and each will be located at a different branch throughout North America.
McCune has been promoted to service manager at ECA Pittsburgh after working as a service technician at the branch since 2016. McCune’s goal is to mentor younger employees and current technicians to help them follow the same successful path he followed.
Kassaris was named service manager at ECA Canada Company, having previously served as senior technician with the company. Kassaris brought eight years of experience in the foundation construction industry when he came to ECA Canada in September 2017, and he aims to build the best service department in the Canadian foundation construction industry in his new role.
Carver will serve as service manager at ECA Florida, following several roles in a tenure that dates back to 2006 with Pile Equipment, the Florida-based company purchased by ECA in 2015. His goal is to maintain strong customer relations through professionalism and exceptional customer service, while aspiring to build a strong, self-sufficient service department capable of handling any potential issue ECA’s customers might encounter.
Austin’s appointment as service manager at ECA Washington comes as the latest step in a career that began in 2006 as a drilling rig operator in the foundation construction industry. He joined ECA in 2011 as a service technician and quickly advanced into ECA Washington’s lead technician role. Austin brings specialized technical knowledge of the Klemm product line to the table and his 13 years of experience, overall, focused on building and maintaining relationships with ECA’s customers and vendors, will help ensure the future of the company and its employees.
Finally, Weinstein joined ECA Philadelphia as service manager in April 2019 with 17 years of experience in operations, service, parts, and warranty management. Utilizing that experience, he aims for the service team to be even more responsive, resulting in less machine downtime and a better overall experience with ECA. Weinstein also plans to spend more time in the field and visiting customers to develop a deeper understanding of their needs.
ECA has been a leading supplier of foundation construction equipment in the Eastern United States and Eastern Canada for more than a century, as the exclusive distributor for Bauer drills, Klemm anchor and micropile drills, RTG piling rigs, Bauer MAT slurry handling systems, Pileco diesel pile hammers, HPSI vibratory pile hammers, WORD International drill attachments, Dawson construction products, ALLU ground improvement equipment, Pile Master air hammers, and Digga dangle drills. ECA offers sales, rentals, service, and parts from nine facilities throughout the Eastern U.S. and Eastern Canadian Provinces. Visit ecanet.com for the latest information on specialty foundation equipment solutions.