Our Team

Cindy Dunivan


After moving to Amarillo, Cindy attended TSTI and earned an Associate’s of Applied Science degree in Technical Office Training. Cindy married Steve Dunivan in 1988 and has three daughters, Kindra, Kayla and Kristi. Cindy and Steve started Midwest Machine on July 7, 2000. Since then, Cindy has been in charge of billing, payroll, insurance and many other aspects of the company. Cindy prides herself in being very meticulous. Cindy loves her grandson Jackson, her two dogs, Coco and Callie, riding Razrs, going to the lake, driving her ZL1 Camaro and traveling.

Steve Dunivan


Steve’s machinist career began in 1979. Throughout his career, Steve has worked at various industry-related companies. Steve learned managerial skills at several businesses which prepared him to start his own business, Midwest Machine, on July 7, 2000. Steve’s 30 years’ experience in the beef, pork, and dairy industries has insured his ability to make efficient machinery of the highest quality. Steve enjoys challenges and loves designing and creating new machinery to improve productivity and safety. During his off time, Steve enjoys spending time with his grandson Jackson, going to the lake and riding Razrs.

Kayla Harris

Executive Assistant

Kayla was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. She attended West Texas A & M University where she majored in Elementary Education. She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Kayla taught in Dumas for 3 years. In the summer of 2017 she had a baby boy named Jackson and decided to leave teaching to be able to spend more time with her son. She now works as an Executive Assistant at Midwest Machine. At the shop, Kayla is in charge of safety compliance, DOT compliance, employee hours and many other tasks. Her attention to detail and self-motivation make her a great asset to Midwest Machine.

Kristi Dunivan

Executive Assistant

Kristi was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. She attended West Texas A & M University where she majored in Mathematics. She graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics. Kristi has worked at Midwest Machine for 3 years as an Executive Assistant. Kristi is in charge of invoicing, shipping, automation sales and many other responsibilities at Midwest Machine. Kristi’s mathematically inclined mind and great communication skills add a variety of facets to the company. Kristi’s hobbies include playing with her nephew Jackson.

Rick Hudson

Automation Specialist


Rick’s career started in 1979 when he joined the Navy. He served until 1987 during which time he took multiple classes to further his knowledge in electronics and controls. After leaving the
service he worked as an electrician for a few companies before becoming the Chief Engineer at Golden Plains Community Hospital. In 2001 he started working at Plains Dairy as Chief Engineer and eventually moved up to Production Manager. While there, he taught himself how to program PLCs and increased production from 80,000 gallons a day to 200,000 – 300,000 gallons a day. Rick joined Midwest Machine in 2011 as our Automation Specialist. Currently he holds a Master Electrician License and is the head of our Automation department. He is in charge of all the programming and wiring of our automated machines. When he is not working, he enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with his grandkids.

Matt Kiefer

Production Supervisor


Matt started working for BNSF in 2000. In 2004 he came to work at Midwest Machine. Matt started working for us as a welder’s helper. He learned quickly and climbed the ranks to become our Production Supervisor. He oversees all departments in the shop, quotes large projects and assists in the development and manufacture of machines. Outside of work Matt enjoys watching football, and spending time with his family which includes his wife Stacie and two sons, Payton and Braylon.

Ed Paden

Fabrication Supervisor


Ed was born and raised in western Pennsylvania where he worked in the steel coil processing industry as a welder/fabricator for over 10 years. While working in the industry, he became a shop foreman. Ed moved to Amarillo in late 2014 and started his career at Midwest Machine in early 2015. Since working for Midwest Machine, Ed had showed his dedication to quality work and quickly became our fabrication supervisor. As a fabrication supervisor, Ed oversees all of our welders and welder’s helpers at the shop and on the job site. In his free time, Ed enjoys spending time with family and watching the Steelers.


Keith Jobe



Keith has been a machinist for 32 years. Keith graduated in the top of his class from Machine Tool Vo-Tech in 1985. In those years of experience, he has worked in production shops, job shops, and specialty shops. Throughout his career, Keith has taken several classes on safety and CNC programming. During the duration of his profession, Keith has gained invaluable experience through self-instruction. Keith transfers his love for building from work to home and enjoys helping other people learn. During his time away from work, Keith enjoys spending time with his family, training dogs and riding horses.

Terry Davis

Project Engineer


With 40 years experience in the beef industry leading production teams and in project management, Terry brings knowledge that can help improve the process from an ergonomic, safety, and labor saving perspective. He is passionate about innovation and looking for a better way to get the work done. As the newest member of our team, Terry’s responsibilities will include equipment sales to the beef, pork, and poultry industry as well as customer support, custom production solutions and project management. Away from work, he enjoys spending time on the golf course or at the lake with family.