Richard Kuhr was hired as a sales and applications engineer at ABA-PGT's Chicago location.
Kuhr has more than 30 years' gear design and manufacturing experience. He has held positions in production control, purchasing, manufacturing engineering and heat treating as a manager, chief engineer, director and vice president.
According to ABA-PGT's press release, Kuhr later moved to the software development and gear design consulting fields. His responsibilities included training engineers in gear design for aerospace throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia.
In addition, Kuhr has presented numerous technical papers on topics like converting metal gear to plastic designs for cost saving purposes.