Two senior level managers were promoted by Gear Technology. Joe Campa (pictured right), formerly quality assurance manager, is now director of engineering. Jerry Flores was promoted from quality assurance representative to quality manager.
Campa is a ten-year veteran of Gear Technology. He was previously employed by Boeing Space and Communications Group as a procurement specialist. He has held quality management positions with Kosmo Gears and Newman Machine Works. In this new position, Campa is responsible for Gear Technology's integrated engineering department.
Flores' new management responsibilities include implementing and maintaining 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," says Tom Marino, president of Gear Technology.
Marino has also recently made some new investments in machinery, including a newly rebuilt Fellows CNC Gear Shaper in an effort to break into green energy. "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 at Gear Technology. "We will now be able to fabricate larger gears and full gearbox designs and assemblies."
The other major acquisition was a Zeiss Prismo Navigator Coordinate Measuring Machine, featuring GearPro software, providing complete gear measuring and analysis. "It's a versatile system that can handle a large range of gear configurations, including spiral bevel gears, Gleason straight bevels, internal and external spur gears, worm gears, helical gears and internal and external splines up to 25.50 inches in diameter," Flores says.
The Prismo Navigator is equipped with the Zeiss Vast Gold Probe Head, Calypso measuring software and integrated with a rotary table. "With this new Zeiss Prismo Navigator Coordinate Measuring Machine, Gear Technology is making a significant investment in advanced gear manufacturing technology," Flores says. "It's the latest addition in our ongoing commitment to offer our customers the best quality, value and service in the industry."