KEARNEY, NEBRASKA, US — Keaton Friesen was named structural engineering manager for Chief Agri, headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, US.  

Friesen attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he received a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering. With more than 13 years of industry experience, Friesen brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to his current role.

He began his career as a project engineer, primarily focusing on grain storage. In this capacity, he was involved in the development of new roofs, sidewalls, and stiffener lines. In his most recent position as an engineering manager, he oversaw the design and engineering of tower and catwalk systems. Currently residing in Grand Island, Nebraska, US, Friesen is married with two children.

“We’re thrilled to have Keaton Friesen join our team,” said Mark Kjar, president and general manager of Chief Agri. “His extensive industry experience and deep understanding of our culture and customers make him an invaluable addition. We look forward to the positive impact he will bring as we work together to achieve greater success in the grain storage industry.”

Chief Agri originated in 1961 and has grown to offer a full line of grain and commodity storage, aeration, and material handling products throughout the world.