is vice president of sales and service at Kapp Technologies. He’s served multiple roles for Kapp Niles beginning in 1981. As manager of application engineering for a hobbing machine builder in the 1980s, he was responsible for statistical process qualifications. Creating technical proposals in his sales roles for Kapp Niles required in-depth consideration of process control and capability. Five years as sales manager for a U.S. metrology company and now as a board member of Penta Gear Metrology rounds out his experience to write on the topics of gear grinding, metrology and process control. AGMA education activities include serving as a founding member of the Education Council with a second stint as the chairman of the council and serving on AGMA task groups for on-line training content development and skills gap assessment.