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Rod Kern appointed as vice president of Equipment Corporation of America

Promotion marks a significant milestone in ECA’s commitment to leadership excellence and continued growth.
Written by Piling Canada
April 2024

Equipment Corporation of America (ECA) is proud to announce the promotion of Rod Kern to vice president. This promotion marks a significant milestone in ECA’s commitment to leadership excellence and continued growth. Kern represents the fourth generation of the Kern family at ECA.

Rod Kern, vice president ECA

Kern’s background in geotechnical engineering – underscored by his education from Penn State and Cornell University along with internships at Menard USA, Civil & Environmental Consultants and Malcolm Drilling – was instrumental in a successful start to his career.

After completing his graduate studies, Kern’s professional journey began in 2016 as a staff engineer at Moretrench, before being promoted to assistant project manager with Keller North America. A licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania, he began his journey with ECA as applications engineering manager in the ECA Bauer Service Team. Since joining ECA in 2020, his expertise in geotechnical engineering and deep foundation construction has been pivotal in advancing ECA’s capabilities in providing practical and economical solutions to complex challenges.

“Rod has excelled in everything that’s been asked of him since returning to Pittsburgh in 2020,” said Roy Kern, president and CEO of ECA. “His knowledge of our equipment, applications and the ability to relate to our customers is excellent. We look forward to his continued growth and success at ECA.”

ECA offers sales, rentals, service, parts and training from 11 facilities throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada.

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