Koefper America founding president Dennis Gimpert retires

Dennis Gimpert

Dennis Gimpert, founding president of Koefper America (now Helios Gear Products), officially announced his retirement at Motion + Power Technology Expo 2023.

Friends and colleagues gathered in Detroit after the Motion + Power Technology Expo for dinner, drinks, and celebration to commemorate Dennis Gimpert’s contribution to Koepfer America (Helios Gear Products) and the gear manufacturing industry as a whole.

Gimpert started his career in 1972 at the Barber-Colman company, soon moving to American Pfauter where he developed his skills as an applications engineer and regional sales manager. In 1988, he partnered with the Koepfer family, a renowned European supplier of automated hobbing equipment, to found Koepfer America in South Elgin, Illinois.

Koepfer hobbing raised the bar of what a manufacturer could accomplish by keeping automation core to gear produc-
tion. Gimpert’s vision empowered industry sectors including speed reducers, aerospace open gearing, and hand tool manufacturers. Through the 1990s, Koepfer America’s
product offerings expanded to include vertical hobbing machines, grinding tools, inspection equipment, and a wide range of cutting tools.

Gimpert has always supported the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA). He served as its chairman in 2008 and received its Lifetime Achievement award in 2015. In 2018, with the help of his son, Adam Gimpert, and industry-leader David Harroun, Gimpert helped reforge his company as Helios Gear Products with a renewed mission and vision for the 21st century.

Today, Helios has clear leadership for the future and will continue to be a strong supporter of the gear manufacturing industry. Adam Gimpert and Harroun will lead the company.

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