Meet Tom Kalyniuk & David Edwards – EFI Group’s Newest Team Members

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We’re excited to introduce you to our two newest hires Tom Kalyniuk and David Edwards. Both are true assets to our team and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them on board.

Meet Tom Kalyniuk, EFI Group’s New Project Engineer

In manufacturing environments, uptime is critical to the company’s bottom line. This applies to not only strategic partnerships with suppliers and stakeholders but more importantly to the livelihood of the employees. As an engineer for a global manufacturer, Tom Kalyniuk had the opportunity to see this up close.

This experience enables him to assist our team of engineering consultants and our clients to maximize the manufacturing Tom Kalyniuk Project Engineer at EFI Groupprocesses in order to achieve optimum uptime and efficiency.

As an engineer, Tom is committed to considering new approaches and developing creative yet practical solutions with safety and a long-term view in mind.

“I prefer to offer solutions that require little maintenance,” Tom said. “I have seen the benefits of this firsthand. Our clients’ best interest, safety, and business are always at the forefront of my work.”

Tom also keeps the relationship between manufacturing efficiency and the livelihoods of those who work in the industry top of mind. According to Tom, an inefficient plant can lead to jobs being lost, so he views his work as having a positive impact in that regard too.

In his spare time, Tom is a singer/songwriter and musician who plays guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. It’s a passion that’s tightly connected to his love of engineering. As he states:

“There’s a methodical approach to music and there’s also a methodical approach to engineering. Plus, as an engineer, you need to look at things abstractly to do a good job. Music offers great practice for thinking that way.”

Before joining EFI Group, Tom worked in various engineering roles for Isola Group, a global manufacturer of raw materials for printed circuit boards. His role consisted of designing resin mixing/pumping systems, automation, and CAD drawings, as well as communicating regularly with the plant maintenance teams. This gave him vital experience in collaboration and project management that he currently draws on to ensure a well-run engineering project.

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Meet David Edwards, EFI Group’s New Mechanical Designer

David has been working in industrial design since he left college in 1979. His focus on quality, productivity and process improvement, along with his ability to visualize three-dimensional solutions in a way that brings additional clarity in the project planning stage make him a true asset to EFI Group’s clients.

David Edwards Mechanical Designer at EFI Group“My passion is for solving problems,” said David. “In fact, I see my purpose as making life easier for businesses and people through exceptional design.”

David’s passion for design is also evident in his hobbies. A true Renaissance man, he also enjoys photography, gardening, cooking and collecting model cars and motorcycles. He’s even been an actor, model, DJ and so much more. He’s also an experienced woodworker and recently built a new shed and mailbox. As David puts it, he enjoys a little bit of everything.

Prior to joining EFI Group, David worked for a number of high-profile companies including BGE and Domino Sugar and he was instrumental in developing a corporate standard for “3D design, utilizing AutoCAD Plant 3d, Coade CadWorx” along with Cad Standards.

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We hired EFI Group to help us figure out a project and scope it, and I felt confident they would keep a keen eye on it. They had to deliver quickly and they did it well. They are especially good at project management when you don’t have the resources to do it internally. Reliability is the word I would use to describe EFI Group.
— Coatings Industry Professional
EFI Group is timely. We’ve had a lot of situations when we’ve been in a time crunch and they’ve responded very quickly. They are detail oriented and efficient. They’re a good group of people who also have a lot of strength in pre-engineering — the thought process to get to preliminary design and making sure we’ve investigated all the potential asks of a project to ensure we didn’t miss anything. They have great attention to detail up front which is very important to any project because having that detail-oriented deep dive into the pre-engineering phase sets the stage for the success of the rest of the project, making the process smoother and making it much easier to keep the project on schedule and on budget.
— Mike Quigley, Engineering & Maintenance Manager, Food Industry
I’ve worked with EFI Group for a while, so I know they have a good, knowledgeable staff. We know we’re going to get the results from them we expect. From my interactions with all the different EFI team members I’ve worked with, I know they have knowledge across many industries. Equally, I never have to follow up with EFI Group and, in some cases, they keep me on track.
— Ryan Fredsall, General Manager, Pacer Minerals LLC
We view EFI Group as a team that can dimensionalize our capability to execute projects. We can articulate what it is we want to do and they can take that input and run with it without much intervention from us. They’re able to move a project along independently and only engage us when it’s time to bring us up to speed or get more input to drive a project to conclusion. That’s one of the reasons I view them as an excellent contractor.
— Environmental Engineering Industry Professional
EFI Group has good engineers and good customer service. We know when we get an EFI engineer on a project, we’re going to a get a good job from them and it’s been a productive relationship for both of us — I genuinely like the people.
— Corporate Director, Project Management in Food & Flavors Industry
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