Take a minute to meet some of our valued KMDI team members!

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Alax Klein

Project Manager

Alax Klein is currently a Project Manager at KMDI, where his favorite thing is the laid-back family atmosphere of the team. He’s also quite the family man himself! Alax has a loving wife who inspires him greatly and four amazing dogs—Nike, Harper, Tatum, and Nova. His favorite thing to do on weekends is spend time with his wife and his dogs. However, you’ll also catch him often playing golf and always working to improve his golf game. As for other sports, Alax is an avid fan of football and F1 racing. His favorite team is the Kansas City Chiefs, and his favorite driver is Lewis Hamilton. Colorado and the Rockies are some of Alax’s favorite places to visit, and you might be surprised to find out that painting is one of his hobbies. Prior to working with KMDI, Alax worked at Olathe Ford and Oakbrook Animal Hospital.

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Christen Mertes

Project Development

Christen is currently an Inside Sales Representative at KMDI. Her favorite thing about the team is the people. Christen loves pushing the envelope of what’s possible with interior décor, working with designers, architects, and retailers to bring their visions to life. She also loves the outdoors, frequently enjoying the Montana Countryside, taking her family snowmobiling or creek fishing. She enjoys watching movies and is a fan of her daughters’ travel softball and volleyball teams. Christen says her hidden talents are playing the piano and singing in the car. Unfortunately, these are mutually exclusive.

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Fabian Shepard

Project Development

Fabian Shepard is currently an Inside Sales Representative at KMDI. His favorite part about working at KMDI is teaching folks about the benefits of Microlite and collaborating with them on unique concepts. Fabian has travelled around the globe, although he enjoyed Central America the most. He says nothing compares with the multitude of colors, plants, and animals. A family man at heart, Fabian enjoys spending his free time with his wife and children. Fabian is a gifted sports competition shooter. His hidden talent is juggling with his eyes closed, but he hasn’t practiced in quite some time.

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Andrew Crane

Project Development

Andrew Crane is currently an Inside Sales Representative at KMDI. His favorite part about working at KMDI is developing relationships with customers who have challenging projects while being a member of a close-knit team. Andrew’s favorite place to travel is Portugal. The country sides are beautiful, and the food is nearly perfect. Andrew is an avid surfer, hydrofoiler, and kiteboarder. Every spare minute he can he spends out on the ocean enjoying the wind and the waves. When he isn’t on the water, Andrew enjoys spending his time with his wife, their two rescue dogs, Birdie and Frankie and their two rescue cats, Simon and Clooney.

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Gavin Johnson


Gavin is currently an Estimator. His favorite part of working at KMDI is that there are no wrong answers; KMDI is a company of thinkers and creatives coming together to find solutions to fabrication challenges that other simply can’t. Gavin has been with KMDI since college graduation, nearly 8 years ago! Outside of work, he enjoys watching sports, playing golf and pickleball, as well as spending time with his family and two dogs. He’s also a fan of the KC Chiefs, Royals, Kansas Basketball and Pittsburg State Football. One thing that Gavin would like to spend time working on is becoming bilingual (Spanish & English).

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