President & Founder
Ken started in the process control industry in 1989, doing maintenance work for a powder coating facility. On September 14, 1990, Ken started at Loy Instrument as a technician. He has spent time servicing, integrating, and engineering a wide variety of process controls and combustion systems. Ken became a partner at Loy Instrument in 2008 and took over as President in 2018.
In 2020, Ken founded KromAmericas.
Favorite Hobbies: church, backpacking, horses, and reloading
Favorite Quote: "Never let success get to your head or failure get to your heart" ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour
Favorite Movie: Last of the Dogmen
In 2020, Chris joined KromAmericas. He was tasked with developing a team, establishing best practices and procedures, and managing the implementation of the website.
Chris manages the day-to-day operations at KromAmericas. While he is new to this line of business, he's quickly grown to develop a passion for the industry, and takes every opportunity he has to visit customers and learn more about their business needs.
Favorite Food: It's hard to beat a buffalo chicken wrap!
Favorite Activities: Chris and his wife spend a lot of time cheering on their two teenage kids at band competitions and track meets. He also enjoys music, and regularly plays the piano at his church and local choral ensembles.
Meet the Team
Technical Application Engineer
Kevin joined KromAmericas in 2020. He brings over three decades of expertise working in the industrial electric and automation field. Kevin has been instrumental in building out the technical support department and loves being out in the shop building valve trains or learning something new about the Kromschroder product line.
Outside of work, Kevin enjoys weight training, fishing in his pond, target practice, and hanging out with his English Bull Terrier, Piper.
Favorite Food: He is definitely a "meat and potatoes" kind of guy. Growing up on a farm will do that to you!
Favorite Hobbies: Kevin loves the guitar. He's continually learning...for the past 45 years. Ask him about his guitar collection!
Favorite Quote: “One day or day one, you decide.”
Technical Support Specialist
In 2021, shortly after graduating high school, Logan joined the Loy Instrument shipping & receiving department. In the fall of 2022, KromAmericas was looking to add another technical resource to the team. Logan's proven track record with Loy, his eagerness to learn new things, and his previous experience with robotics in high school, he was a natural fit.
When not working through technical support requests from customers, Logan can be found in the warehouse tinkering with demo units or finding new and creative ways to use the 3-D printer.
Favorite Food: PIZZA
Favorite Hobbies: Video games, 3-D printing / 3-D modeling, and brain puzzles (Logan is known for having a Rubix's Cube sitting on his desk)
Favorite Quote: “Nothing other people do is because of you. It’s because of themselves.” ~ Miguel Ruiz
Customer Support Specialist
Pam joined KromAmericas in October 2020. She is responsible for order processing and quote requests. Prior to that, she worked at Maxon Corporation.
Favorite thing to do outside of work: Travel
Favorite Hobby: Landscape design
Favorite TV Series: Escape to the Country
Favorite Food: Crème Brulee
Inspirational Quote: “Adventure Awaits”
Andrew started with Loy Instrument on July 7, 1997, in customer service - general order and quote entry and working the sales counter to help out with local contractors. Testing and specking FSG controls were a couple of the tasks Andrew liked most.
In 2018, Andrew became Loy Instrument's purchasing manager, and took on the same role when KromAmericas was founded.
Favorite Food: Anything off the smoker
Favorite Activities: Spending time with his grandkids, fishing, gaming, and watching westerns
Favorite Quote: “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
Automation & Controls Engineer
Jim worked primarily in the automotive industry as an Automation Engineer prior to Loy Instrument. He held several roles, including design, support, and continuous improvement. One of his main responsibilities was for the assembly and functional testing of automotive parts.
Jim began working at Loy Instrument in 2022, and naturally became a shared resource with KromAmericas. With extensive experience in PLC, he's enjoyed getting to know the Kromschroder flame safety portfolio and understanding the different communication methods available.
Jim is the father of 3 kids, and in his spare time, focuses on outreach support, weightlifting, and listening to music.
Favorite Bands: Metallica and Van Halen
Favorite Quote: "Gratitude is an Action word"
John joined Loy Instrument in 2019 as the company's first and only IT staff. From end-user support to network infrastructure, John manages all things technology for Loy Instrument & KromAmericas. He enjoys programming and automation to make himself and the company more efficient.
Favorite Hobbies: Basketball, woodworking, playing cards and board games
Favorite Food: Ribeye steak
Favorite Movie: The Lego Movie