Harry Moser founded the Reshoring Initiative to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States after working for GF AgieCharmilles, starting as President in 1985 and retiring at the end of 2010 as Chairman Emeritus. Previously he worked for Disamatic U.S. for six years. Largely due to the success of the Reshoring Initiative, Harry was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2010 and was named Quality Magazine’s Quality Professional of the Year for 2012. Moser participated actively in President Obama’s January 2012 Insourcing Forum at the White House, won the January 2013 The Economist debate on outsourcing and offshoring, and received the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Industry Advocacy Award in 2014. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering from MIT in 1967, and he earned an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1981.
Reshoring offers an opportunity for
increased domestic gear production.
Reshoring is growing at a steady pace
in most industries, and is particularly
strong in the gear intensive industries
such as automotive, aerospace and construction equipment (Table 1). This article provides background on the overall trend and tools for the gear buyer and the gear producer to make the offshore vs. domestic decision.