Corrugated

Enhancing technical and engineering services

The Corrugated Machinery Division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America has announced the expansion of its management team in order to provide enhanced technical and engineering services to its growing customer base. 

Mike Keidel has been promoted to a Senior Manager, Engineering, leading the company’s engineering department. The 30-year industry veteran has spent his entire career with MHIA Corrugating Machinery Division in increasingly responsible engineering positions, including Project Engineer, Manager Engineering Group, and most recently, as Operations Manager/Parts Sales Manager. Keidel earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Sam Karavedasjoined MHIA in May 2019 as a Parts Sales Managerand will be leading the parts sales department in that capacity to ensure the timely delivery of parts to customers. His 20-year career began at the Baltimore outpost of Motion Industries, a leading global industrial parts distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation. While at Motion Industries,Karavedasserved as Inventory Control/Brand Services Coordinator, Distribution Center Warehouse Manager, and Account Representative.

"I'm delighted to announce the new assignment of Mike Keidel as a Senior Manager, Engineering and Sam Karavedas as a Parts Sales Manager. Mike’s three decades of corrugated industry experience here at MHIA gives him great insight in how to support our customers through engineering,” said Masaaki Matsumoto, General Manager, MHIA Corrugating Machinery Division. “Furthermore, Sam brings a wealth of experience in the optimized delivery of parts in the industrial field. We look forward to enhancing the customer’s experience with this seasoned new management team."