Kadant Johnson Strengthens Presence in Industrial Steam Systems Markets

Ron BuckholdRon Buckhold, business development manager at Kadant Johnson Inc., has returned to Kadant Johnson to support the company’s expansion of its steam distribution and handling systems. Ron previously worked for Kadant Johnson in a variety of sales roles, most recently as OEM sales manager. Prior to returning to Kadant Johnson, Ron was employed by Cargill North America as the corrugated division manager and later joined W. Soule, an industrial contractor firm providing process integration and fabrication work, as the director of business development and marketing.

Kadant Johnson has expanded its steam systems market focus to include process industries such as food, corrugating, mining, and specialty chemical by building on its 40 years of steam system design and engineering expertise applied to the pulp and paper industry. Kadant Johnson’s refined industrial steam system offering is intended to help users reduce energy consumption, increase efficiency, and improve control of the steam and condensate system. As the business development manager for industrial steam systems, Ron will be leading the efforts to grow our steam system business to these and other industrial markets.

Kadant Johnson is a leading supplier of steam distribution and handling systems with a unique and in-depth knowledge of condensate behavior and drainage from rotating cylinders. Kadant Johnson’s solution-based approach provides its customers with an integrated package that includes steam system design and hardware, piping design, process control, and project management. Because not all steam systems are created equally, Kadant Johnson custom designs each steam system specific to the application needs.

Many existing steam systems lead to loss of production, experience slow response to system upsets and changes, and have excessive rotary joint and dryer/roll maintenance needs. Kadant Johnson’s steam system provides visibility, a more responsive control system, managed start-up control logic, improved rotary joint performance leading to overall improved production and energy utilization.