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25 January 2017

BHS-Sonthofen’s new US Mixing Division sales manager

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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Mike Kerins, BHS-Sonthofen
Mike Kerins: new Mixing Division sales manager at the American subsidiary BHS-Sonthofen
Mike Kerins is the new Mixing Division sales manager at the American subsidiary BHS-Sonthofen, based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

BHS-Sonthofen has appointed him to further strengthen the sales team, which has quadrupled the number of mixers installed in North America since 2011.

The company is now offering its customers the option to carry out material and field tests at their own facilities by providing laboratory mixers on a rental basis from the Charlotte location.

Kerins has over ten years of experience in the concrete industry through his time with Cemex and Pavestone and certifications from the American Concrete Institute (ACI); the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA); the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), and the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).

Kerins, who has managed the design, start-up, operation and quality control of plants throughout the US, will provide customers with expert technical consulting on all topics concerning BHS mixing technology.

At BHS-Sonthofen Kerins will support project management in ensuring even shorter delivery times for mixers and spare parts in the United States.

Dennis Kemmann, managing director of German-based BHS-Sonthofen, said: “Mike is a recognised specialist who knows his way around concrete plants and construction sites. He has familiarised himself with all different kinds of mixers over the course of his career. We are happy that he has chosen to come on board with BHS-Sonthofen and bring his wealth of expertise to the table.”

Ever since BHS-Sonthofen established the Mixing Division in 2011, the company says it has successfully established the German mixers on the American market.

For instance, twin-shaft batch mixers make up the lion’s share of the 220,000m³ of in-situ concrete required to construct the new New York Tappan Zee Bridge. They are also producing tens of thousands of cubic metres of concrete for the bridge’s pre-cast structural elements, some of which weigh over 300tonnes.

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