We Provide the Power

Doug Turner

Doug Turner

Owner
Doug started with the industrial engine company inside of Anderson Equipment Company straight out of college in 1973. Since then Anderson Industrial Engines Co., Inc. has developed from a small industrial engine distribution company to an industry leader. Doug enjoys spending quality time with his family, traveling, perfecting the rib smoking process and lives by the saying “a man can never have too many toys!”
Zach Turner

Zach Turner

President/CEO

Zach is an Omaha native and graduate of the University of Nebraska with degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Zach has been with AIE since 2007 in a variety of engineering capacities and has served as President since 2015. Zach specializes in making the impossible difficult.

Don Reynolds

Don Reynolds

Vice President/Engine Sales

Don began hes career with AIE in 1979 and has worked in a variety of capacities. Currently Don focuses on OEM engines sales for FPT, Ford, and Kubota engines. He has been instrumental in the growth in our company over the last 36 years helping AIE become a leading supplier in the industrial engine market. He and his wife have two sons and enjoy five grandchildren. When he is not kicking down doors, he enjoys collector automobiles, hunting, fishing, and many outdoor activities.

Norm Kessens

Norm Kessens

Engine Sales/Kansas City Manager
Norm grew up on a farm in southern Indiana and graduated from Purdue University in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in Ag Engineering. He worked in an engineering position for the first 25 years of his career before taking a position in 1999 with Kansas City Power Products where he worked as an OEM account manager. Norm started with AIE in 2015 and is currently managing the branch in Kansas City as well as OEM sales. Norm is never too far from a Star Wars novel (has read over 50) and he and his wife Karen spend a good part of their spare time enjoying their 6 grandsons.

Sales

John Trawicki

John Trawicki

Honda Sales

John has been an esteemed team member with Anderson Industrial Engines since May 1987. He has dabbled in several areas of the company including Shipping and Receiving, Service and Sales. He is the master of everything Honda and is a top notch salesman! John enjoys riding his Harley, fishing, camping, and cuddling with his wife.

Michael Wells

Michael Wells

Engine Sales

Originally a customer of AIE, Michael grew up in a small manufacturing environment where he built equipment from his teen years until 2007. After a short stint repairing equipment, he took a job with Kansas City Power Products and is now with AIE as a Sales Engineer. He has a beautiful wife and two wonderful daughters that keep him busy. He enjoys family, grilling, guns, building stuff, tools and sledding in the mountains.

Steve Grant

Steve Grant

Dealer Sales

Born and raised in Kansas City, Steve is happily married with a son, daughter and two amazing grand kids. He has been in the industry for 24 years and with the Anderson Industrial Engines KC since 2015. He enjoys spending time with his grand kids, BBQ, beer, and riding his motorcycle in his free time.

Steve Lamb

Steve Lamb

Engine Sales

Steve grew up all over the Midwest, but ultimately ended up getting his education from Iowa Western Community College, and started working in the engine business in 1976.

He has worked with almost every engine line and is a certified Airframe & Aviation technician.

Steve lives in Iowa with his wife, five miniature horses, three dogs, and one cat!

Greg Nielsen

Greg Nielsen

Sales

Greg graduated from Aurora NE  and has a degree in automotive technology. His time at AIE has been spent on the road in the central mid west talking with our engine dealers and talking with potential new dealers. In his free time, he and his wife enjoy their grand kids, camping, and NU Baseball.

Doug Everett

Doug Everett

Honda Sales

Doug is a native of Texas but grew up in Colorado. He started in the engine industry in 2002.

He comes to AIE as our Honda salesman for Colorado and Wyoming, and is located in Denver.

Engineering

Cody Mahrt

Cody Mahrt

Engineering Manager
Cody is a UNL graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Cody has been with Anderson Industrial Engines since 2011 and enjoys working with the large variety of engines AIE offers. Cody’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, motorcycles, and cars.
Kyle Kimmerling

Kyle Kimmerling

Mechanical Engineer
Originally from Beatrice, Kyle graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Since starting with AIE in 2005, Kyle has been instrumental in the growth of our ever expanding Engineering Department as a Mechanical Engineer. In his free time Kyle enjoys brewing his own beer and eating other people’s doughnuts.
Joe Novotny

Joe Novotny

Mechanical Engineer

Joe is a South Dakota native, having been born and raised on a beef cattle ranch near Ree Heights, SD. Inspired by a father who was a tinkerer extraordinaire, Joe went on to graduate with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, SD. Joe’s professional background is machine design with emphasis on parts count minimization as well as designing for assembly, manufacturing and service. In his free time, Joe enjoys craft beers, bourbons of all sort, riding his motorcycle (not after drinking) and all aspects of the hunting, shooting and reloading sports (again, not after drinking).

Alec Merino

Alec Merino

Mechanical Engineer

Alec is a Kansas City native and attended the University of Kansas graduating with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He arrived to the AIE Kansas City branch in the Fall of 2015 as a Mechanical Engineer. Alec enjoys being outdoors, exercising, tinkering with cars, and occasionally getting into programming projects.

Eric Risch

Eric Risch

Controls Engineer
Eric attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering.  Eric arrived at Anderson Industrial Engines in 2018.  When not at work he enjoys tinkering with maker technology – laser cutters, CNC mills and 3D printers.
Derrick Deschamp

Derrick Deschamp

Production Engineer

A native of North Dakota, Derrick attended the University of North Dakota. He first worked for Vermeer, and then worked for the Auto Research Center in Indianapolis, until moving back to Omaha with his wife, Ashley. Derrick loves playing hockey, and watching the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Parts and Service

Joe Lichtenberg

Joe Lichtenberg

Parts Director

Joe grew up in Grafton Ne (Fillmore County) and joined the AIE team in 2016. He is learning his way around the parts department and is our Parts Director for all part lines in both locations. Joe originally went to school to be a Veterinary Technician and learned soon he would rather deal with people than animals. Joe enjoys his friends, family, wife, and grandkids.

Channing Holbrook

Channing Holbrook

Service Manager - Omaha
Channing comes to AIE with a 10 year background in the automotive service industry and has been with AIE since 2012. Channing has experience with with Chrysler, Hyundai and Mitsubishi as a service technician. He is happily married with one son. In his spare time he enjoys being awesome. Enough said.
Richard Soper

Richard Soper

Service Manager - Kansas City

Born and raised in Wichita, KS, Richard graduated from Pittsburg State University with a B.S. in Automotive Manufacturing Technology. His professional background is applications engineering (14 years) and generator set application and technical support (6 years). Richard joined the Kansas City branch staff in 2008, where he runs the service department, and conducts applications testing. In his spare time, Richard enjoys antique cars and tractors, target shooting, reading about history, and spending time with his family.