HARPER, Kan. – Harper Industries, Inc., a specialized manufacturer in the fields of agriculture, hydraulics and turf equipment, today announced the appointment of Joe Biggerstaff to the position of Vice President of Engineering. Biggerstaff joins Harper after serving on the Board of Directors for more than two years.
“Working for a company the size of Harper offers complete ownership of work and achievements,” explained Biggerstaff, “not only as an employee, but as a company interested in supporting rural communities and economic development.”
Growing up in Medford, Okla., Biggerstaff holds true to his Midwest values, still maintaining an interest in row crops and cow-calf operations. Most recently, he served as a chief engineer for the development of the next-generation IDEAL combine at AGCO Corporation. This background helped Biggerstaff make an easy transition at Harper, as Mark Kiner retires from his position as Vice President of Engineering.
“We thank Mark for his contribution to Harper during his three years here,” said Tim Penner, President. “We look forward to the vision Joe brings as he builds on Harper’s success from the last 20 years. Joe will bring new perspective on product processes as we continue to provide solutions to the markets we serve.”
Biggerstaff holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and an MBA from Wichita State University. About Harper Industries