CEO and President
Kermit joined the company in 1983 upon graduation with a Associate of Arts in Applied Sciences from Indian Hills Community College. Kermit began his career at WINBCO focused on engineering design, purchasing, and project cost estimates. Over time, Kermit headed up Quality Assurance, then moved into Sales before coming Operations Manager. In that role, Kermit was responsible for all aspects of shop and field construction, including logistics, coordination, and direction. Kermit is responsible for contract negotiations with the National Transient Division of Boilermakers for field contracts. Kermit is involved with WINBCO customers from inquiries to field visits, reinforcing the Company’s commitment to its customers. Aside from WINBCO responsibilities, Kermit is involved with the National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE), Board of Ottumwa Country Club, and serves as Regional President and sits on the National I-Club Board of Directors for the Southeast I-Club for the University of Iowa and having raised in excess of $500,000 for the University.
Kermit joined the WINBCO Board in September 2008.