Dutchland’s leadership team hails from diverse backgrounds with various specialties and fields of expertise. Combining this mix of talent and aptitude, its team of tenured and skilled leaders has helped to shape the company’s vision, from its inception until now, and into the future.
"Very professional. Dutchland carried through on what they said."
- Peter, Dickerson MD Tank
Along with her husband, Katie Kauffman founded Dutchland in 1985 after recognizing the need for clean water solutions. Over the years and decades that followed, Dutchland has grown and become one of the highest quality precast manufacturing facilities in the United States. Throughout periods of growth and today as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Katie has never lost sight of her vision to deliver superior quality precast concrete products to valued customers.
Katie’s entrepreneurial spirit, her passion to create mutually beneficial partnerships with customers, and her inherent desire to create a rewarding experience for employees has created the strong foundation for Dutchland’s past, present and future success. Dutchland’s employees are the company’s most valuable asset and source of competitive advantage. As CEO, Katie has built and nurtured the strength of the talent pipeline. She is an extraordinary team builder who has the ability to achieve success through others. Her unquestioned reputation for integrity and ethics enables her to earn the trust of her colleagues, customers, and employees.
In her free time, Katie is dedicated to giving back to others. In addition to volunteering at her church and innumerable local community service organizations, Katie served as an Emergency Medical Technician for more than 13 years. She enjoys reading and spending time with her husband, four children and 11 grandchildren.
Leading Dutchland, Inc. as President is Ben Kauffman, a second generation family member who brings with him the same dedication and values that launched the company more than 30 years ago. Ben worked in all areas of the company before assuming the role of president in 2006. He grew up in Dutchland learning not only what it takes to run a business, but also how to understand the unique needs of each customer and find ways to meet those needs. Guided by his strong belief in teamwork, open communication, and empowerment, Ben defines and articulates the organization’s vision and develops strategies to achieve it. Ben’s ability to see the big picture enables him to successfully integrate the efforts of manufacturing, construction, and sales into a single holistic view to drive Dutchland’s overall performance. His natural business acumen and strategic skills have earned him the reputation for finding a way to accomplish the impossible.
In his free time, Ben enjoys traveling with his wife and three children, as well as golf, tennis, and driving sport cars. He shares his professional expertise as a board member of the Lancaster YMCA and is an avid history buff and computer guru. Ben is passionate about fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
Lee Kauffman was born into the business of precast concrete and has been working at Dutchland since he was 14 years old. With more than two decades of experience in construction and project management, serving as the VP Facilities and Assets is a natural fit. Lee is responsible for managing all the physical and capital resources of the company, as well as oversight of all mechanical construction. Lee is process-driven and results oriented and is known throughout the industry for completing jobs efficiently without cutting corners. His expertise in operating equipment and his amiable personality have earned him the reputation as the go-to guy to get things done - on time and on budget. Lee is a champion of excellence and is always willing to go the extra mile for a customer.
A seasoned outdoorsman, Lee enjoys working at home, which includes 38 acres and beef cattle. He is an active supporter of Black Rock Retreat and has volunteered on mission trips to Haiti. Lee resides in Quarryville with his wife and four children.
Mary Ann Stoltzfus grew up in the family business and worked in construction, manufacturing, purchasing, shipping and receiving, and project management before her appointment as VP Operations in 2007. Currently, Mary Ann is responsible for all process and operations both in manufacturing and construction. She is passionate about quality and has built and sustained an environment where adherence to the highest standards are the norm. Her strong leadership and attention to detail enable her to bring out the best in people and in Dutchland’s processes. Mary loves a challenge and has a special gift of coaching, advising, and teaching to develop leaders. She is credited with producing leaders who, despite varying personalities, all respect their clients and run projects in a safe and organized manner.
Mary’s fervor for mentoring has expanded outside of her professional career as well. She is very active in teaching youth in her church and annually serving in missions in Africa as a team leader for community development projects. Her home is an open place for many guests that include friends of her four adult children as well as international community development workers.
Dave Beiler joined Dutchland in 1996 and transitioned into the role of VP Sales in 2007. With almost two decades of proven success, Dave is responsible for the sales, marketing, and business development efforts. He aligns the sales team with the engineering and project management teams to ensure that Dutchland delivers a quality product at a competitive price to its valued customers. Dave’s broad experience and sincere demeanor make him aptly suited to provide a strategic solution for every customer. Dave focuses on working collaboratively and has the reputation for going the extra mile for every customer to ensure their expectations are exceeded on every project.
Dave embraces a professional and personal philosophy of service and has participated in numerous disaster relief efforts and mission trips in third world countries. When not volunteering, mentoring or counseling, Dave keeps busy with his with wife and three active children, and occasionally tries to squeeze in time for cycling or running.
Bringing more than 30 years of experience in human resources and organizational development for large corporations, Stephen Grosh joined Dutchland in 2005. As the VP Human Resources, Stephen is a key strategic leader who has championed a culture of excellence and innovation at Dutchland. Stephen is responsible for hiring, developing and retaining the best employees in the industry. To achieve this, Stephen focuses on strategies, tools and processes to plan and execute talent recruitment, employee learning and development, and performance management. Stephen is an excellent relationship builder who has proven to be a collaborative leader with the ability to maneuver from strategic thinking to tactical implementation.
In the community, Stephen serves on the board of directors for the Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board and is an active volunteer for the Lions, Black Rock Retreat and his church. Beyond the demands of work and community service, Stephen can be found restoring classic cars or traveling with his wife, three children and eight grandchildren.
Don joined Dutchland as VP Finance in 2007, and is tasked with overseeing the fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities of Dutchland, including those related to finance, audit and investment management. In addition, Don is responsible for maintaining the company’s strong balance sheet and providing strategic evaluations of growth opportunities and creating value for stakeholders. Don is a talented communicator and has the unique ability of being able to make numbers come alive for those on the frontline, as well as helping all employees embrace numbers as a critical step on the path to achieving Dutchland’s mission. A seasoned professional, Don joined Dutchland after working for almost thirty years in senior positions in various manufacturing and construction industries. An avid camper, Don enjoys all outdoor activities and time shared with his wife, three children and three grandchildren.
Chief Engineer, Josh Allen oversees an Engineering Department that is licensed in fifteen states, as well as a full Drafting Department. Josh focuses on ensuring that both departments function as a cohesive unit, the conceptualizing and day-to-day management of simultaneous projects, and delivering design solutions that meet each customer’s needs. Josh’s expertise encompasses the entire project lifecycle from initial planning with the Sales Department ,to design, through completion with Operations and Project Management. He thrives on driving multiple and diverse projects simultaneously. His engineering abilities are rivaled only by his ability to apply visionary thinking to technical challenges in a practical, detail-oriented manner.
A seasoned engineer, Josh joined Dutchland after working for more than a decade in various structural engineering capacities specializing in commercial and educational structures. He is a registered professional engineer and a licensed pilot.
Bringing with him more than a decade of experience in project management in the construction industry, Brad Tekely joined Dutchland in 2013 as the Manager-Project Management. Brad is responsible for planning, coordinating, budgeting, and supervising all construction projects from development to completion. Brad’s commitment to quality and serving client’s needs have brought him recognition among his peers, as well as his willingness to work through problems in the best interest of the project. He promotes teamwork and is very collaborative with other trades, subcontractors and engineers to ensure projects are run efficiently and on time. With a leadership style that promotes individual thinking, Brad gains respect from team members using his strong attention to detail and follow through.
Brad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Construction Management. An avid golfer, Brad enjoys outdoor activities and time shared with his wife and young son.
Dutchland’s precast concrete tanks are marked by their structural superiority and durability, thanks to an adept engineering team that designs and then manufactures them at our facility. The design and planning expertise common to the Dutchland engineering team is truly second to none.
"We feel they went above and beyond what was expected of them - a positive reflection on them, you, and your company."
- Ronald - The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Berlin.
Our projects could not be completed without a team of highly skilled construction professionals who work in coalition to actualize the design concept on site. Time and again, our finished product is set apart for its excellence, credit which is certainly due to our reliable construction team.
"Dutchland’s on-site crew is highly skilled, efficient, diligent, and hard working."
- Jeff - Clark/US, LLC