Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Q&A

Q&A with Bill Moore

GS: You have an interesting job title. What does your position entail? BM: I’ve been with SKF for almost 25 years now, and I’ve...

Q&A with Dwight Smith

GS: Tell us a little about your own background, and how you came to join the company. DS: I joined Cole Manufacturing Systems about...

Q&A with Michael Rasmann

GS: When was the company founded? MR: Dave Patterson and I started Custom Gear & Machine in 1994. We had worked together previously at...

Q&A with Mike Magee

Chamfermatic celebrated its 10th anniversary last October. How did you come to found the company? I’ve always been a machine tool builder. At one time...

Q&A with Brett Froats

You purchased the company along with your partners in 1993, but Colonial Tool had been around for a long time by then, hadn’t it? Yes,...

Q&A with Dara Childs

Tell us about your own research at the Turbomachinery Lab. Most of my work has to do with stability problems in high-performance rotating machinery, and...

Q&A with David Jones

I’m curious about the company’s name, what is its origin? The company was founded in Germany about 80 years ago by Richard Glimpel—whose family still...

Q&A with Gary Doyon

Tell us about your background with Inductoheat. This marks my twentieth year with the Inductotherm Group, Inductoheat’s parent company, though I began my career with...

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...

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