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Sales Staff Changes

Brown Machine Group is pleased to announce the following changes in our sales department.

We want to congratulate Brian Crawford on his retirement as National Sales Manager for the Lyle product line. Brian’s last day will be December 21, 2018. During his 40+ years, Brian has held many different roles within the organization and has proven to be a champion for his customers. He will be missed by everyone who has worked with him throughout the years. We want to thank Brian for all his years of dedication and service within the thermoforming industry. Please join us in wishing him all the best in his retirement.

We are excited to announce Kirk Haines has accepted the position of National Sales Manager for the Lyle product line. Many of you may have worked with Kirk in the past, he began his career in 1984 as a machinery assembler. During his 30+years with Lyle, he has held numerous positions including Service Technician,Service Manager, Aftermarket Services Sales Manager, and Plant Manager. Kirk brings a wealth of knowledge to the Sales Manager role from many different aspects and brings with him a rich history of the Lyle product line. Please join us in welcoming Kirk in his new role.

Kirk is anxious to begin visiting your facilities and answering your questions. In the meantime, he can be contacted by phone at 989-435-7741 extension 2221 or by email at