April 20, 2014
Industry at Large
Expanded Capabilities, Promotions at Gear Technology
Gear Technology—a leading international precision gear manufacturer and related services provider—has recently announced the promotion of two senior-level managers. Joe Campa, formerly quality assurance manager, has been promoted to director of engineering. A 10-year veteran of the company, he was previously employed with Boeing Space and Communications Group as a procurement quality specialist and has held quality management positions with Kosmo Gears and Newman Machine Works. In his new position he will be responsible for the company’s integrated engineering department. Jerry Flores has been elevated from quality assurance representative to quality manager. His new management responsibilities will include the implementation and maintenance of the company’s ISO9001:2008/AS9100 AMS quality standards, inspection, employee training, safety, internal and external audits, performance monitoring, and lean manufacturing.
“We are pleased to recognize the dedication and performance of these two long-term employees who have demonstrated their commitment to the company’s business goals and customer service value standards,” according to Tom Marino, president. “Our integrated manufacturing processes, including sophisticated job tracking systems, ensures products are produced with careful attention to the most intricate engineering detail and product specifications. The company also offers gear blanking, engineering consultation, and sophisticated inventory management services.”
The company has also acquired a new Zeiss Prismo Navigator Coordinate Measuring Machine; the most advanced measurement technology available that provides highly accurate, complete, and precise gear measuring and analysis. “It’s a versatile system that can handle a large range of gear configurations, including spiral bevel gears, Gleason bevel straights, internal and external spur gears, worm gears, helical gears, and internal and external splines up to 25.50 inches in diameter,” Flores explains.
In addition to the Prismo Navigator CMM, Gear Technology has purchased a new Fellows CNC Gear Shaper to break into the green energy market. “This advanced gear shaper will allow us to cut gears up to 20 inches in diameter so we can expand our customer base with companies in the clean and wind energy industries,” says Tom Cruse, director of operations. “We will now be able to fabricate larger gears, and full gearbox designs and assemblies.”
The company has been manufacturing quality precision gears for some of the world’s largest and most widely recognized aerospace, military, and commercial manufacturers since 1986. Today the company occupies over 16,320 square feet of modern manufacturing space with state-of-the-art, computer-controlled equipment. Contact Marino at (909) 476-0343 or email@example.com. Visit online at www.gear-tech.com.