Built on Culture
The K.A. Group was originally formed out of the necessity to provide organization to the merger between K-Tec and Ashland. However, in this process, we have discovered that together we are so much more. As the K.A. Group, we share a common goal and purpose. Our mission is to unite our family as the global provider of innovative solutions to transform landscapes. This unity comes through creating an organization that focuses on our culture.
Built on the pillars of a family-first mentality, a passion for social responsibility and working toward environmental sustainability; we believe that the K.A. Group will change our world for the better. These pillars are fully realized as we focus on our values of building trust through transparency, creating an enjoyable atmosphere with humour, and emphasizing positivity through infinite thinking. It is our desire that every person that comes in contact with the K.A. Group experiences how we are shaping our world for a better tomorrow.
In our pursuit of Shaping our World for a better tomorrow, we’ve had the opportunity to create connections, build strong relationships, and change lives. Explore our stories to hear more from our people, our vendors, our customers and others connected to the K.A. Group Family.
From invention to production, we provide careers to a wide variety of highly talented individuals in various fields. Together, we are a part of the K.A. Group, working toward our vision of shaping our world for a better tomorrow.Careers
K.A. Group’s vision for “shaping our world for a better tomorrow” sets our direction on environmental sustainability. Our factories run on renewable hydroelectric energy. Our complete recycling program diverts paper, steel, wood, and electronic waste from landfills. K.A. Group is on the road to Net Zero. But it goes further than that; The products we manufacture can shrink the carbon footprint by up to 2.5 Times compared to traditional earthmoving equipment. Furthermore, scraper life cycle management calculates that our scrapers are recyclable to an impressive 97% by weight.
As the K.A. Group, we are determined to develop products that improve the agriculture, construction and mining sectors. Our line-up of world-class brands is continuously innovating in these industries to provide earthmoving solutions for everyone.
on heavy construction bulk excavation projects around the globe,
K-Tec machines are built tough to handle the biggest earthmoving jobs. Boasting the largest capacity and best loading efficiency, K-Tec is continuously reinventing earthmoving.
Born in agriculture with over 70 years of earthmoving machine manufacturing experience, Ashland has a strong heritage in the industry. From small landscaping projects to field and farm jobs, and up to construction earthmoving sites, Ashland’s pull pan scrapers will do more for you.Learn More
President & CEO
With over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, Dan has successfully navigated companies in diverse sectors including Aerospace, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Heavy Equipment. Over the past five years, Dan has held senior level roles in the aerospace sector including serving as the GM at Magellan Aerospace based in Winnipeg. As a people-oriented leader, Dan places a strong emphasis on employee engagement. Under his guidance, teams thrive, and employee satisfaction and productivity reach new heights. With a keen eye for business development opportunities, Dan has successfully led organizations to tap into new markets. Furthermore, Dan possesses an in-depth understanding of supply chain management, allowing him to ensure seamless operations from procurement to distribution. His insights into manufacturing capacity optimization have proven invaluable in meeting customer demands while maintaining cost-effectiveness.
As CEO, Dan is committed to leading K.A. Group towards a prosperous future, by empowering his team members, leveraging his extensive experience, expertise in manufacturing, and exemplary leadership qualities. His passion for excellence and dedication to cultivating a culture of innovation and employee empowerment make him a sought-after executive in the manufacturing industry.
Dan holds an MBA in Supply Chain and General Management from the Asper School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba.
Chief Business Development Officer
Kelly Goossen's knowledge of the earthmoving industry is a critical asset for K.A. Group to continually listen to the voice of the customer. Kelly leads the business development, sales, and service efforts encompassing the external facing aspects of K.A. Group. Customer service is the top external business priority of K.A. Group.
Kelly is a dedicated and loyal employee who started as a forklift driver at K-Tec over 20 years ago and his passion for the business elevated him to higher achievements where he navigated his career into a leadership role. Kelly's vision for growth is evident in his creative ideas to expand into new business markets to provide ongoing solutions for the success of current and future customers.
Chief Operating Officer
Mathew Klassen is a motivated and experienced manufacturing planner who optimizes factory efficiencies for the K.A. Group. Mat’s passion for coaching and teamwork sets the direction and vision for every facility leader to accomplish their goals. This passion empowers, motivates and builds the foundation of the strong family culture that exists at every K.A. Group facility.
Mat has over 15 years of industry experience streamlining operations and has the desire to maintain world-class manufacturing processes by continuing to implement new technologies for skilled associates to master effectively.
Chief Financial Officer
Kaleem Ahmed joined the K.A. Group in 2022 as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer. He brings to KA Group recognized leadership and extensive experience acquired within the manufacturing, construction, public practice, and services industry. Kaleem is passionate to strive towards world class, industry best business practices. Kaleem is responsible for overseeing all of the company’s finance functions, including controllership, tax, treasury and financial planning and analysis.
Kaleem has previously worked for Magellan Aerospace, KPMG, PwC, amongst other global businesses. Kaleem is a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and is also the associate member of The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy, UK.