Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Q&A with George Shturtz

I understand that the MPP Ford Road Division is the company’s gear specialist. Tell us a little about its history and capabilities. MPP Ford Road...

Q&A with Paul Mason

I understand that the company has its roots in academia. That’s true. The Thermo-Calc software package was originally developed by a member of the faculty...

Q&A with Tom Forsyth

Give us a snapshot of Dayton Machine Tool. The company was founded 58 years ago in 1949, specifically to rebuild machine tools. This was just...

Q&A with Jason Kupkovits

When was Therm-Tech founded, and by whom? Charles Wiberg founded the company in 1982, and although he’s now retired he still sits on the board...

Q&A with Ed Steiner, Jr

GS: This year marks your company’s 60th anniversary. Tell us about its founding. ES: My father was an engineer who worked at aircraft plants...

Q&A with Russ Nagy

GS: You joined the company in February. What attracted you to the position? RN: I had worked with the president of Eldec U.S.A. years ago...

Q&A with Kevin Smith

GS: Tell us about your background in gear manufacturing. KS: My father was a tool and die maker, so he had me in the...

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....

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