IKS Names New Division Manager

Kenny Causey was added as global product manager for recycling blades.

March 7, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

The equipment manufacturing company International Knife and Saw (IKS) has announced that Kenny Causey has joined the company as global product manager for its recycling blades. In his position he will manage the product’s sales and distribution.

Causey previously worked as a product specialist at Simonds-Industries, before the company divested its recycling blade business back in 2005.

In 2006, IKS, after purchasing certain assets from Simonds, agreed not to manufacture the Granulator Blades for five years. At the conclusion of this agreement, and at the request of customers, IKS says it reentered the recycling blade market. To help grow this business the company has hired Causey to help promote the company’s entry in the recycling blade sector.

To make its blades IKS uses EXO Technology, which, the company says, provides the blades with superior wear resistance. EXO Technology is a patented, high-performance nickel boron coating. This material gives metal surfaces a combination of hardness, abrasion resistance and lubricity, the company says. In a release, IKS says that it feels that its coating differentiates the IKS product from those currently available.

IKS supplies more than 60,000 different types of knives and saws to a range of industries with diversified products for almost any cutting application.