Our People

With more than 400 amazing people, our staff is made up of the best and brightest in our industry. We are a privately-owned company with family values and are all bound by a shared passion for problem solving, innovation and a drive to have significant impact in the areas we serve.


We are proud to award our top performers with annual service awards that are voted on by peers.

The Andrews Award: Setting the Bar for Excellence

For Exemplary Leadership & Selfless acts of time and dedication, your attention to detail and outstanding work ethic have driven this organization to a level that has prospered

AndrewsAward2009: Gary Andrews
2010: Chris Castell / Ben Decker
2011: Tammy Harty
2012: Brett Brumbaugh
2013: Darrin Zuroff
2014: Randy Bivens and Phil Clanton
2015: Andrew Hauser and Mark Treacher
2016: Jeff Gouker
2017: Jon Paige and Brian Oakes

The Ryzzles Award: Igniting Enthusiasm, Creativity and Passion

You ignite Kem Krest with your enthusiasm, creativity, and passion. Your commitment to our customers, employees and business gives us the spark that keeps us ahead of the pack.

RyzzlesAward2011: Leslie Ryalls aka “Ryzzles”
2011: Karen McAtee
2012: Chris Grabowski / Steve Diehl
2013: Meggan Fink
2014: Cheri Johnson
2015: Rhonda Tavernier and Yolanda Williams
2016: Sue Perry and Peter Armstrong
2017: Suzette Erhardt

Executive Team


Amish Shah – CEO
David Weaver – President
Brent Kuhn – Controller
Dave Gurizzian – CFO
Brian McMahon – VP of Supply Chain & Operations
Bob Arndt – LEAN, Supply Chain & Operations
William Crosby – Director of Aftersales and Marketing
Neil Chilberg – Director of Sales
Lori Stanger – Director of Human Resources
Terry Kuczeruk – Director of Operations
Brad Beltz – Director of Continuous Improvement & Safety
Chris Haas – Director of I.T.
Mike Greany – General Manager – Pleasant Prairie
Brian Carter – General Manager – Brighton
Greg Gumbrecht – Director of Technical Services
Alysa Arndt – Director of Logistics

Advisory Board

Ron West – Former GM Executive, focus on Operations efficiencies and Lean

Gary Andrews – Former Director of Supply Chain for Bosch, focus on Supply Chain.

Leslie Ryalls – 20 year Kem Krest veteran (retired) – Focus on Aftersales and Customer Service.

Satish Shah – Former contract packaging Executive and Founder of Kem Krest – focus on overall business strategy.

Timothy Weaver ESQ – Corporate Council, Barnes and Thornburg LLP