Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Q&A

Q&A with Mark Hill

What would you point to as the main benefit that your product provides? That would be the fact that the Intelligent Can—or “iCan”—seals off fluids...

Q&A with Gene Kasten

How did you get into this business, Gene? Well, I was a truck driver before, and when I lost my job I had the chance...

Q&A with Jeff Myers

I've read that the company was founded in 1959, is that correct? Yes, by a man named Frank Schwartz. As the story's been told to...

Q&A with Steve Mueller

Tell us about the company's founder and namesake. Tyrus H. Miles was my grandfather, and he was born in 1911 and grew up in Detroit....

Q&A with Tom Ott

What were the company's origins, and how did it get into metal hardness testing? Proceq was founded by Antonio Brandestini in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1954....

Q&A with Jerry Hendrickson

Give us a little background information on the company. Our president, Clay Willman, purchased the company from Medallist, Inc., in 1987. Prior to that it...

Q&A with Norman Lazarus

Could you tell us a little about the company's history and background? National Bronze & Metals, Inc. (NBM), was established in Houston in 1983, and...

Q&A with Kurt Medert

As an exhibitor, GEAR EXPO 2005 was a huge success for us. What have you heard from other exhibitors? We had a meeting with many...

Q&A with Lou Ertel

I understand that you joined Overton Gear three and a half years ago. What were you involved in before that time? I spent almost 25...

Q&A with Dave Wilson

Could you give us a brief description of the company? Sure. The Hawk Precision Components Group, or HPCG, is basically the powder metal operation for...

Q&A with Jim Pospisil

ITW Heartland division was founded in 1976--what's the story? ITW Heartland is a division of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (ITW), of Glenview, Illinois. ITW was...

Q&A with David Clapp

I think it's fascinating that the company was founded more than 100 years ago to manufacture oil-impregnated wooden bearings. Yes, we made them for the...

Q&A with Jeff Young

When was United Tool founded? My father, Rusty Young, started the company in 1973. He'd worked in the machine tool industry for years, and then...

Q&A with Darren Martens

I understand that the company was founded in 1986. What's the story? I have two friends who were working in the induction heat treating industry,...

Q&A with Mark Crombie

So tell me, was there actually a Herr Klüber? Yes, there was. Theodore Klüber was an oil manufacturer who started the company in Munich more...

Q&A with Tom Lang

What's your take on the current economic environment? It appears that the economic times have certainly turned the corner. The interest in all our products,...

Q&A with Robert Laube

I understand that your company originated hydraulic workholding. How did that come about? Around 1947 a gentleman by the name of George Atherholt, who was...

Q&A with Jim Richards

So how did you get into the deburring business? It's actually a pretty interesting story. I started a company in 1980, making marking and code-dating...

Q&A with Doug Beerck

I understand that you had a booth at IMTS. What was it like this year? A lot better than 2002. There was more optimism, with...

Q&A with Jeffrey L. Lay

When I visited your website, I was surprised to learn that Nye Lubricants is 160 years old. That's right. The company was founded by William...

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