Gary Kimmet Appointed President of Gear Research Institute
February 20, 2007—Gary Kimmet, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Gleason Corp., was appointed president of the Gear Research Institute.
The Institute, affiliated with the ASME and AGMA, provides gear and related technological information and support by conducting research and development, consulting, analysis and testing in areas such as gear materials, heat treating, noise characteristics and durability.
Kimmet has been with Gleason since 1968 in a variety of positions, including vice president of engineering. He holds several patents related to gear manufacturing and processes. Kimmet is a past member of the Board of Directors at AGMA and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Gear Research Institute for 10 years. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Gleason Foundation.
Suren Rao, managing director of the institute, says, "In my humble opinion, Mr. Gary Kimmet brings a vast wealth of experience in the gear industry to assist the Gear Research Institute in expanding its value to its sponsors. He has been on the board of the institute for the last eight years and knows it well. The Institute, which is in its 25th year, will need an individual with considerable gear industry experience, vision and knowledge of the institute to lead it on its next 25 years. I believe Gary is that individual."
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