Who is Boshart

Who Is Boshart

Ken Boshart, founder and President of Boshart Engineering, has created a positive culture that empowers employees, allowing them to be creative, use their talents and achieve professional and personal goals.

CEO/ President

Ken Boshart
Kenneth J.Boshart,

CEO/President, founded Boshart Engineering in 1999 to support manufacturers in obtaining regulatory compliance with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA regulations, with an emphasis directed toward emission certification.

Boshart Engineering reflects his interest in improving the environment and his fondness for automotive technology, old and new. Boshart has over 30 years of engineering and management experience in the chemical, manufacturing and automotive industries. His previous professional career included employment with Dow Chemical Company, Memorex, CBS, Scott Specialty Gases and Automotive Testing and Development Services, Inc.  Boshart has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

BEV Culture

Our engineers and technicians utilize the flexible work environment for dynamic brainstorming, out-of-the-box thinking and innovation to ensure excellence.

Key Team Members

Debbie Miller, Manager of Boshart Engineering’s Michigan office
Katrina Wells, DPF Administrative Operations Manager
Jana White, Emissions Compliance Specialist
Michael Irby, EPA Compliance Specialist
Robert Baird, Manager of Technical Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Operations
Nicole Miller, Project Supervisor

Debbie Miller,
Manager of Boshart Engineering’s Michigan office, began work as a driver in 2002, joined the office staff that same year and assumed managerial duties in 2006.  Miller has expertise in Vehicle Procurement, Mileage Accumulation and Durability Programs, including In-Use Verification, the Compliance Assurance Program 2000, and U.S. and international parts retrieval programs.

 Her background experience includes over 20 years in both public and private companies, from a family-owned business in construction to the Homecare Industry. Miller is certified as an Assistant in Wound Care, Physical Therapy and Terminally Ill Care by the State of Michigan. She enjoys her 10 grandchildren, traveling, reading and the stock market.

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Katrina Wells,

DPF Administrative Operations Manager, was Boshart Engineering's first employee in 1999.  Because of her broad knowledge of automotive testing procedures and requirements, Wells has held many different leadership positions with the Company.  Her current role has her teamed with the DPF Technical Operations Manager to ensure the DPF business segment runs smoothly.  She also handles all business with U.S. Customs to facilitate the import and export of all goods.
Wells has over 20 years of administrative office experience with Nostalgia Drag Racing Association, ATDS, Art Fusion and Boshart Engineering.

She obtained her BS in Business Administration through Ellis College at the New York Institute of Technology and graduated  Summa Cum Laude.  Wells loves to spend time with her family and friends.

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Jana White,

Emissions Compliance Specialist, joined Boshart Engineering in 2004 as Executive Assistant to the President.  Her many duties at BE have included working in marketing, assisting in the startup of the Diesel Particulate Filter program, and working in inside sales.  In 2012, she became Project Manager for the California Office.  White has expertise in Vehicle Procurement, Data Collection, Mileage Accumulation  and Durability Programs.

Prior to joining BE, White managed her family's business and has many years of managerial experience in broadcasting, law, and electrical engineering.  White received her BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She loves spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.


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Michael Irby,

EPA Compliance Specialist, joined Boshart Engineering as a driver in 2009, and began working in procurement and data collection later that year.  In 2012, he took a much more active role in Vehicle Procurement and In-Use Performance Tracking. He interfaces with major Automotive Manufacturers and participants, assisting them  with EPA/CARB (California Air Resources Board) compliance.  Irby is responsible for scheduling appointments with vehicle owners, coordinating with the Manufacturers for delivery, and returning vehicles to their owners after testing is completed.

Irby worked as a durability test driver for a major Automobile Manufacturer for 20 years before coming to Boshart Engineering. He graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology's program in electronic technology.  Irby enjoys assisting the elderly, playing tennis and keeping up with computer technology. He is also passionate about activities that support health and wellness.


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Robert Baird,

Manager of Technical Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Operations,  joined Boshart in December of 2006, serving in multiple technical leadership positions including System Administrator (IT) and OBD II Systems Analyst.  In 2010, he started working on the control systems of the DPF (now Global DPF- a business segment of Boshart Engineering).  Baird is now Manager of Technical DPF Operations, and works closely with Katrina Wells, Manager of Administrative DPF Operations.

During 1999-2004, he was a Sergeant (E5) in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving as a special intelligence communicator.  He will finish his BS in Technical Management from DeVry University in October 2014.
Baird enjoys spending time with his children, fishing and target shooting.

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Nicole Miller,

Project Supervisor, joined Boshart Engineering in 2009 as an Office Assistant. She moved to Project Coordinator after her first year and was promoted to Project Supervisor the next year, based on her exceptional skills in communication, organization and problem solving.  Miller specializes in Vehicle Procurement and Durability projects for most major Automotive Manufacturers.  Her job encompasses all aspects of a project from pre-planning to completion.

Miller has been married for five years, and has two children. She enjoys spending  time with her family and traveling.  

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