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ECA Canada taps Ray Kemppainen for vice president

Industry News
Written by Piling Canada
June 2019

Ray Kemppainen, vice president, ECA Canada

Ray Kemppainen has been promoted to vice president at ECA Canada Company, a leading distributor of specialty foundation equipment in Eastern Canada. He had previously served as branch manager since September 2009.

Kemppainen’s history predates ECA Canada, which was formed on Dec. 31, 1999, when Equipment Corporation of America acquired Specialty Construction Machines (SCM). He found work as an apprentice mechanic at SCM in August 1990 and 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. After a brief departure from ECA Canada from 2007-09, Kemppainen returned to take on the role of drilling product support manager. He was promoted to branch manager for ECA Canada in 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,” said Jeff Harmston, ECA’s vice president – sales and marketing. “We have the utmost confidence that he will strengthen and expand our foundation in this critical market.”

Born and raised in Toronto, Ont., Kemppainen completed the Heavy Duty Mechanic course at Centennial College in 1990. Outside of work his interests include travelling, drag racing, photography and motorcycles. 🍁

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