Excel Industries, the Hesston, Kansas-based manufacturer of commercial and residential turf equipment sold under the Hustler Turf Equipment and BigDog Mower Co. brand names has announced the appointment of Bobby Kindle to director of quality. In this role, he will provide strategic and tactical leadership for the manufacturing quality team and be responsible for the development and execution of the overall product quality plan, standards and key performance indicators.
“I’m excited to bring my expertise to Excel Industries,” says Kindle. “The company has a strong leadership team in place and vision for the future. I’m optimistic about growing our quality management system and helping evolve strategic plans.”
Kindle brings over 15 years of experience in leadership and industrial manufacturing to Excel. Most recently, Kindle served as a quality engineer for Wesco Aircraft, where he was responsible for the execution of the company’s quality system and implementing change for process improvements. He also spent time working for Big Dog Motorcycles, Cessna Aircraft and Senior Composites among others.
“We’re pleased to have Bobby on board as we look to coordinate manufacturing, engineering and the integrated supply chain teams to drive product and process improvements,” says Brent E. Edmisten, vice president of operations, supply chain management and engineering. “He has a strong track record of improving performance and is an excellent addition to the Excel Industries team.”
Kindle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in operations management at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. He currently resides in Benton, Kansas with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Kindle enjoys riding motorcycles, participating in sports and spending time with his family.
Founded in 1960, Excel Industries is a manufacturer of commercial and residential turf equipment. In 1964, the company introduced the world’s first zero-turn mower under the Hustler brand name. Excel Industries has a global distribution network of more than 2,500 retailer partners in North America and 30 distributors worldwide.