Equipment Corporation of America Appoints Kern as Vice President

Equipment Corporation of America (ECA) announced the promotion of Rod Kern to Vice President. This promotion marks a significant milestone in ECA’s commitment to leadership excellence and continued growth. Rod Kern represents the fourth generation of the Kern family at ECA.

Rod Kern

Rod’s background in geotechnical engineering, underscored by his education from Penn State (B.S. – Civil Engineering) and Cornell University (M.Eng. – Geotechnical Engineering, MBA) along with internships at Menard USA, Civil & Environmental Consultants and Malcolm Drilling were instrumental in a successful start to his career.

After completing his graduate studies, Rod’s professional journey began in 2016 as a staff engineer at Moretrench, before being promoted to assistant project manager with Keller North America. A licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, he began his journey with ECA as Applications Engineering Manager in the ECA BAUER Service Team. Since joining ECA in 2020, his expertise in geotechnical engineering and deep foundation construction has been pivotal in advancing ECA’s capabilities in providing practical and economical solutions to complex challenges.

“Rod has excelled in everything that’s been asked of him since returning to Pittsburgh in 2020,” said Roy Kern, President and CEO of ECA. “His knowledge of our equipment, applications and the ability to relate to our customers is excellent. We look forward to his continued growth and success at ECA.”

ECA has been a leading supplier of foundation construction equipment for more than a century. We are the exclusive distributor for BAUER Drilling Rigs, KLEMM Anchor and Micropile Drilling Rigs, RTG Piling Rigs, and BAUER MAT Slurry Handling Systems. We also distribute HPSI Vibratory Pile Hammers, WORD International Drill Attachments, Pileco Diesel Hammers, Dawson Construction Products, ALLU Ground Improvement Equipment, Pile Master Air Hammers, DIGGA auger drives, Furukawa Rock Drills, Boart Longyear Surface Coring Drills and Olin Concrete Pumps. ECA offers sales, rentals, service, parts and training from 11 facilities throughout the Eastern U.S. and all Canadian Provinces.


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