Statesville, NC — Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM) announced additions to the leadership team, additional investments in its lineup of equipment and updates on building out its hybrid manufacturing facility.
John Murray joins the team as president of KAM. In this role, Murray will oversee global business development and expansion of the company’s technical capabilities. Having worked on additive manufacturing in the European and U.S. motorsports segments since the late 1990s, Murray’s work has had an impact on the design and testing of F1 racecars. Murray brings knowledge and leadership acumen to the team, with over 25 years of experience in digital design, rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing.
“The addition of John Murray to our team elevates us to the next level,” said KAM owner and CEO, Brad Keselowski. “His leadership, combined with our latest growth investments enhance our vision of quality, speed and innovation through our people and resources.”
“I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with Brad for the past year and a half,” said Murray. “During this time, I’ve witnessed him take KAM from a dream to reality. I’ve visited countless businesses all over the world who are using additive manufacturing. Brad’s tenacious obsession with speed in everything he does is like nothing else I’ve ever experienced. It’s an honor to work side by side with him to blaze this exciting path forward in hybrid design and manufacturing.”
In addition to strengthening the leadership team, in the past three months, KAM has made the following equipment investments:
- Installed two (2) metal printers (aluminum and Inconel)
- Expanded measurement and test capabilities via a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and a tensile strength tester providing enhanced measurement and material mechanical capabilities
- Increased additive part removal and subtractive capabilities with a CNC precision saw
The company also continues expansion of its Mazak CNC platform utilizing Big Kaiser tool holding technology and customized production systems. Simultaneously, construction has begun on an engineering center that is targeted to be finished in Q3 of 2019. The goal of this center is to increase the effectiveness of KAM’s investments in engineering resources, engineering software platforms, simulations tools and product development to drive solutions in the marketplace.
Keselowski is energized by the growth. “We’ve moved really fast as a company,” he said. “From the time we opened our doors a year ago to now, the momentum has never let up and I don’t expect it to any time soon. Our fast-paced growth and the investment strategies across all of our resources is laying the foundation for us to scale up in the additive industry on a level that no one in the marketplace has done yet.”
Keselowski and his team are working to continuously expand the team at KAM while bringing in the most skilled leaders in the business. Along with the addition of Murray, Steve Fetch has been promoted from general manager to chief operating officer at KAM.