Our Story

In 1949, after learning to weld on ships in WWII, Jerel’s great grandfather founded a manufacturing plant in Idaho. The same dedication to craft and strength forged in wartime drove the business forward. Since then, we have provided the highest standard of food handling equipment and conveyors available.

With our roots in fabrication, Kaitech has led the industry with unique solutions to our customers’ challenges. We are never limited by the items in our catalog, but design each solution to meet our client’s unique demands.

Three generations since our founding, we’ve built on that dedication and industrious drive. In 2016, we added a technology division – Kaitech Automation. Jerel joined forces with Robert, an experienced and talented engineer who stretches ideas far outside the box. Together we are building partnerships with companies like ABB, pushing the envelope in material automation and robotics.

As rapidly as automation evolves, some things never change. Even as technology and robotics advance, we stay close to our roots of hard work, ingenuity, and seeking the best solution for each customer.

Robert Byars

Principal, USA

Bahador Moosavie

Principal, Canada

Jerel Nelson

Principal, USA

Bruce Nelson

VP, Manufacturing

Jim Mattis

VP, Sales
Ranjith CK
Senior Robotics Engineer
Marcus Nelson
Material Handling Engineer
Jeff Bosch
Head of Controls
Casey Scott
Engineering Manager
Rick Tallian
Senior Design Engineer

Engineering Leadership

Rick Tallian

Senior Design Engineer
  • Industrial Automation & Robotics, 35 years.
  • Component & Turnkey System Design
  • Ford, General Motors
  • Fared Robot Systems
  • ABB Robotics

Jeff Bosch

Head of Controls
  • Mechanical Systems Designer and Programmer (Ibex CNC Machine) 12 years. Tool design specialist.
  • SAE Powertrain Design & Engineering Specialist, Bosch Technologies Group, 15 years.
  • Instrumentation and Advanced Controls, Canadian Process Controls Design Engineering.

Casey Scott

Engineering Manager
  • Lead System/Controls Engineer, 6 years.
  • Lead design team from concept to delivery.
  • Manages technical startups.
  • Custom machine designer.
  • Quality Assurance check before projects ship.
  • Designs control systems.

Ranjith CK

Senior Robotics Engineer
  • Senior Packaging Applications Engineer, 13 years.
  • Internal development for new applications.
  • Sr. Applications Specialist.
  • Global support on robotics and packing applications.
  • Test plan creation for new applications.
  • Robotic performance risk analysis.
  • Project commissioning.

Marcus Nelson

Director of Material Handling
  • Material Handling Conveyor Lead 9 years.
  • Component & Turnkey System Design
  • Food Handling Conveyors
  • CDLR Roller Conveyors
  • Servo Driven Collating Conveyors
  • Complex Merge & Transfer Conveyors

Strategic Partners