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Whiting Services, Inc. Announces Kevin Hoffmeyer as General Manager – Crane Service

Scott Bort
Elevating American Industry

Whiting Services General Manager Kevin Hoffmeyer

Whiting Services, Inc., an industry leader in providing maintenance services for overhead cranes, hoists, and railcar maintenance equipment, recently added Kevin Hoffmeyer to their team as General Manager – Crane Service. Hoffmeyer will be based out of Whiting Services’ headquarters near Chicago and will be responsible for driving sustainable business growth throughout the United States.

“Kevin’s experience with reliability center maintenance programs and critical focus on safety will be a tremendous asset for our team as we continue to expand,” said President Jeff Kahn. “His experience on the user side of the overhead crane industry will lend valuable insight into the needs of the marketplace.”

Hoffmeyer brings nearly 20 years of experience working at U.S. Steel facilities, and several years of experience working as a regional branch manager for Konecranes. He has a proven record of accomplishments in strategic planning, process improvement, and leading teams that contribute to the long-term success of the organization.

“I’m excited to join the team at Whiting Services,” said Hoffmeyer. “We have a great group of experienced technicians and managers in place, and I will be working with them to continue growing the business and expanding our services throughout North America.


About Whiting Services

Whiting Services Elevates American Industry by providing industry-leading service on all brands of overhead cranes, hoists, and railcar maintenance equipment. From annual inspections and emergency service requests, to scheduled major repairs and modernizations, Whiting Services stands ready to support your business with specially trained technicians and 24/7/365 service.

Whiting Corporation Announces Charlie Guild as Vice President of Sales & Engineering

Scott Bort
Elevating American Industry

Whiting Vice President Charlie GuildWhiting Corporation, a leading American manufacturer of Overhead Cranes and Railcar Maintenance Equipment, recently added Charlie Guild to their executive team as Vice President of Sales & Engineering. Guild will be responsible for driving growth through strategic sales efforts and leading Whiting’s process improvement program. He will be based out of Whiting’s corporate headquarters near Chicago.

“Charlie brings an impressive track record of driving results through process-focused strategies and manufacturing expertise,” said Jeff Kahn, President of Whiting Corporation. “This is an exciting time for Whiting, and Charlie’s experience will be a tremendous asset.”

Guild joins Whiting after 20+ years of experience in engineering and manufacturing, holding positions at Sterling Engineering, Allied Plastics, and the Robert Bosch Company. He has extensive leadership experience in lean product development, continuous improvement initiatives, and business growth strategies.

“I’m excited to join the team at Whiting and look forward to serving our clients with reliable and robust equipment which increases safety and productivity in their facility. I’m eager to work with our experienced teams to build on their past achievements and deliver growth into the future,” said Guild.


About Whiting Corporation

Whiting Corporation Elevates American Manufacturing with reliable and robust overhead cranes and railcar maintenance equipment. Headquartered near Chicago, Whiting’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility extends over 200,000 square feet, and is an ISO fully-equipped, integrated manufacturing facility with a complete machine shop for material preparation, fabrication, machining, assembly, and testing. Whiting’s diverse client base includes major automotive manufacturers, nuclear and traditional power generators, steel and aluminum producers, aerospace manufacturers, and Class 1 and transit railroads.