MacDon’s Ross to Retire, Other Changes Announced

Ken Ross, group president of MacDon, will retire March 31.

Ross joined MacDon in 2006 as vice president of operations. The company said Ross has been “instrumental in the successful development and growth of MacDon through these years,” including most recently leading the company after the acquisition by Linamar.

As part of the transition, MacDon implemented a series of management changes at the start of this year.

Kurt Buehler has been named group president. He will report to Jim Jarrell, president and COO of Linamar. Buehler joined MacDon Industries in 2008 as director of manufacturing, then advanced to vice president of operations.

Kiera Young is now the senior vice president for customers, products and services. She will report to Buehler and have overall responsibility for growth strategies, global sales & marketing, after-market parts & service, new product development and engineering. Young joined MacDon in 2015 as the director of design engineering and later became vice president of product development.

Gene Fraser is now the vice president for business development and will work closely with Buehler and Young. He has served in several roles with MacDon since joining the company in 1981. He has been vice president of global sales and marketing since 2014.

Among other appointments:

  • Artem Smelovskii, vice president for operations.
  • Alan Ballantyne, vice president for global sales and marketing.
  • Neil Barnett, vice president for product development.
  • Doug Meister, vice president for global parts and service.

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