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Our Company

A piece of food processing equipment is more than just stainless steel and welds. It’s the story of the high quality craftsmanship and dedication we put into everything we do. Andy and Gary didn’t just start a company 43 years ago; they launched a culture that prizes honesty, integrity, humility and teamwork that lasts to this day. Success to them is about more than just dollars and cents; it’s about the pride of standing behind the equipment Andgar builds and the people who build it.

Learn more about our parent company by visiting Andgar.com.

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Food Processing Team


Doug Kunzman

Doug Kunzman – Project Area Lead

Our Food Processing Division runs with military-like precision because a retired Navy Captain manages it. Doug spent 38 years serving our country, commanding Aegis Cruisers and Destroyers. He retired out of Command of Destroyer Squadron Nine in Everett Washington. He and his wife Debby have two grown sons and two grandchildren, who are their pride and joy. When not grandparenting or working, you can most often find Doug fly-fishing or hunting. He received a BBA from the University of New Mexico and an MPA from the University of Idaho.


Keith Hovdesven

Keith Hovdesven – Estimator/Project Manager

Keith’s proud family farming heritage in Minnesota goes back six generations. He joined our team ten years ago after graduating from the Art Institute of Seattle because he wanted to raise his own family in a farming community. When he’s not managing projects for our food processing division, he enjoys recording music, camping and spending time with his wife, daughter and son.


Dean Vander Hoek

Dean Vander Hoek – Design and Technical Supervisor

The solutions Dean engineers for our customers are based on his innate ability to identify a problem, love of all things mechanical and his experience as a raspberry-farming hobbyist. The only thing he loves more than machines that go fast and get muddy is his wife, Jen, and their three children.


Peter Benne

Peter Benne – Drafter

Peter grew up and went to high school in Blaine before crossing the mountains to get his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Washington State University. As someone who started his working life in the berry fields of Whatcom County, Peter has a deep understanding of the relationship between the processing equipment he designs and the efficiency of the family farms and food processors that drive the local economy. When he’s not at work, Peter is an avid biker in the summer and skier in the winter.