Forest City Gear Names Duke Sims to New General Manager Position


Forest City Gear is pleased to announce the appointment of Duke Sims to the newly created role of general manager.

Sims’ most recent position at Regal-Beloit was as the group vice president of the mechanical division overseeing seven different divisions related to gearing and mechanical components. With a diverse background in sales and marketing leadership, engineering, operations, and executive management, he is an excellent candidate to navigate Forest City Gear through the current chapter of the company’s growth. 

“Duke’s extensive manufacturing background, combined with his proven corporate leadership skills made him an ideal candidate for the new position,” said Forest City Gear President Wendy Young. “His diverse array of operations, engineering, and sales skillsets will help keep us at the forefront of our industry and enhance our efforts to continue to produce the world’s best gears in almost every area.”

For 60 years, the Roscoe, Illinois-based, family-owned Forest City Gear has been one of the gear industry’s leading sources for the development, manufacture, and inspection of the highest quality gears for use in applications that range from medical devices and motorcycles to airplanes and automation, even including the Mars Curiosity Rover.

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