Vince Kieffer

Vince Kieffer

Director of Packaging Technology
When joining Alpha I was amazed at the level of technology, complexity and detail that goes into brewing and beer packaging equipment. Each day presents an exciting new design challenge. I may be the elder of the Alpha family, but I feel like a kid with a new Erector® Set.

Before wearing his Alpha hat Vince wore many hats throughout the years. He spent his high school years working for an automotive shop, then worked construction for a couple of years then switched to the olive drab hat of the army. It was in the army that he was first introduced to what we know as the “Dinosaurs” of computers.

After the army it was suits and ties for 15 years troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining mainframe computer systems and managing huge parts inventories. Vince became involved with automation in 1993 and since then automation has been his hat of choice. He has been designing, assembling, troubleshooting and improving machine performance for over 20 years. Now Vince is applying his experience to designing and building Alpha’s canning systems, grain handling and kegging equipment and whatever new innovations are around the corner.

“When joining Alpha I was amazed at the level of technology, complexity and detail that goes into brewing and beer packaging equipment. Each day presents an exciting new design challenge. I may be the elder of the Alpha family, but I feel like a kid with a new Erector® Set.”

Vince’s favorite past times include hanging out with his 3 year old granddaughter and doing a little fishing on the weekends.