Newly created positions further HammerHead legacy of customer-focused growth

HammerHead Trenchless of Lake Mills, Wisconsin, a Charles Machine Works company, has promoted three of its top personnel to newly created management positions. HammerHead President Kevin Smith said the new positions are part of an internal expansion initiative that strengthens the company’s existing focus on customers and users.

Smith said: “As we grow, we look to the leaders within our company to step up and help us continue the expansion of all our business areas. These new positions reflect the need to provide dedicated and specialized oversight to those areas of our business that most directly impact the growth and profitability of our customers. The people we’ve chosen have 54 years of industry experience between the three of them, and are known within the industry for their leadership. We look forward to even more success as they help us continue moving our company and industry forward.”

Ryan Boldan is now Director of Support Services. His responsibilities include Marketing & E-Commerce, Inside Sales, Customer Service, Service, and Training & Technical Services teams.

Brian Kenkel is now Director of Rehabilitation and Replacement. In this position Kenkel leads sales teams and provides product management for the HammerHead Trenchless Rehabilitation and Replacement division.

Jeff Urbanski is now Training & Technical Services Manager. In his new position Urbanski and a team of seven technicians are tasked with building HammerHead University – an education center dedicated to the trenchless industry. He will oversee the training facility and direct creation of all e-Learning and testing solutions.

All three promotions were effective immediately.

HammerHead® Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works Company, of Lake Mills, Wisconsin, USA manufactures and delivers a unique combination of rehabilitation, replacement and installation equipment and consumables for the underground construction market. Besides being a full solutions provider in rehabilitation and replacement, HammerHead also offers unmatched field support and project consultation to its customers worldwide. HammerHead products are proudly made in the U.S.A. and sold and serviced in more than 63 countries. For more information visit

Charles Machine Works

Established in 1902, Charles Machine Works, an employee-owned company, founded in Perry, Oklahoma, is the only manufacturer and global distributor that solely exists to make underground utility construction profitable. Our family of companies includes Ditch Witch®, Subsite® Electronics, DW/TXS®, HammerHead®, Radius® HDD, American Augers®, Trencor® and MTI® Equipment. For more information visit