McKernin named sales, marketing director at United Stars

Michael McKernin

United Stars, Inc. appointed Michael McKernin as the Gear Group Sales and Marketing Director during the summer. With 35 years in the gear industry, McKernin brings experience in all aspects of gear engineering, manufacturing, and sales. He will lead the value-added strategy to continue customer relations, offer solutions and products along with broadening the end-user markets and industrial applications.

McKernin has a degree in manufacturing engineering technology from Bradley University. He has been involved in all aspects of gear manufacturing, from machine tool operation to corporate management — including being the president at his previous company. McKernin serves as the chairman of the Business Management Executive Committee (BMEC) for the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) where he oversees the managerial and educational programs along with committee activity for AGMA members in manufacturing.

“I look forward to working with the great people at United Stars,” McKernin said. “The company vision and quality products, coupled with my experience in the industry, will make a great team.”

“Having Mike join our team is going to push our products even further,” said Richard Van Lanen, President of United Starts, Inc. “His passion for the industry and unparalleled customer service skills will help to grow our brand and the customer base we currently have.”