Drake Manufacturing Services Co., a Warren, Ohio, precision machine tool builder, has recently promoted Jill Palumbo to mechanical engineering manager. Palumbo earned a BS in Chemical Engineering at Youngstown State University, and joined Drake in 1997 as a systems engineer. In this position she assisted in electrical systems design, CNC programming, machine runoffs, and customer training. In 2000, she was promoted to project engineer, managing machine assemblies from start to finish, and was involved with machine design, sourcing of materials, and customer machine runoffs. In her present position, Palumbo supervises the design of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems on Drake machines, and manages design and project engineering teams in the Mechanical Engineering department. Drake President, Jim Vosmik affirms, "Jill's thread grinding process expertise, knowledge of our customers' production requirements, and her intellectual curiosity are real assets in this key position."