Susanne Veatch, Kinze Manufacturing, Inc.

June 27, 2018

“Having a family of my own, I really started to learn about balance and priorities. I’ve had to learn to create some boundaries so it’s not just all about my work.” –Susanne Veatch

The daughter of Kinze’s founder, Jon Kinzenbaw, Veatch grew up around the business. Her father allowed her to sit in on meetings, which sparked her interest in someday joining the company. However, before she could join, her father said she would have to go somewhere else and become successful first. Veatch talks to host Sara Steever about her parents, her childhood and her career.

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President and chief marketing officer at Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. in Williamsburg, Iowa, Susanne Veatch is a second-generation Kinze owner. She is actively involved in the development of the long-term strategic vision of the company while directing the sales and marketing functions. Veatch grew up working in the company and has served in every department at some point in her career. Prior to joining Kinze in 2005, she interned at several Iowa-based companies and worked for Caterpillar Inc. as a systems analyst. An Iowa native, Veatch holds dual degrees from Iowa State University in management information systems and finance.


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