ELKTON, Ky. — Martin Industries, a leading manufacturer of planter attachments for the no-till, minimum till and conventional tillage markets, recently announced the hiring of three new engineers and one new sales representative.

Travis Harnetiaux joins Martin as Director of Engineering after a 19-year career with CNH Industrial. His roles at CNH included project engineer, test engineer and Advanced Farming System technician. Harnetiaux graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. 

Jeremiah Brown joins Martin as a Project Engineer from Custom Commercial Products in Nashville, TN, where he served as a mechanical and electrical design engineer. Previously, he held engineering positions with ACS Group in Nashville and Bell Helicopter Xworx in Arlington, TX. While serving in the U.S. Army for nine years, he earned an Associate of Technology degree from Pierce College in Tacoma, WA. Since then, he has received multiple Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees with honors from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, MS. 

Robert Riley joins Martin after 18 years as an independent contractor, designer and consultant. During that time, he was involved in a wide range of engineering projects for numerous manufacturers, including concept development, 3-D modeling and animation, robotic simulations, controls integration, re-design of existing systems and design of high-speed, high-reliability hoist systems for plating and anodizing operations. A graduate of Warren Central High School in Bowling Green, Ky., Riley attended Western Kentucky University from 2008 to 2009.

Tim Paston joins Martin as a Business Development Manager serving Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and other states in the Central and Eastern Corn Belt. Prior to joining Martin, Paston held sales and marketing positions with Alamo Group and other companies throughout the State of Ohio. He received his Associates Degree in Automotive Technology from the University of Northwestern Ohio in 2001 after attending the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute from 1997 to 1998.

In commenting on the new hires, Martin Industries CEO Steve Martin stated, “We’re both excited and honored to have these four outstanding individuals join our team at Martin Industries. Each brings a unique set of skills and experience to our company, which will help us continue our current growth trend for years to come.”

Martin also pointed out the significant contributions made by James Francis, the company’s Director of Quality. “James has been instrumental in helping us improve our quality control standards since joining the company last year,” he said. “In addition, he led our effort to achieve ISO 9001:2015 accreditation from Performance Review Institute (PRI) Registrar in 2018.”