February 16, 2024
[caption id="attachment_5" align="alignright" width="200"] Charles D. Schultz is President of Beyta Gear Service and one of Gear Technology's technical editors.[/caption] I am honored to serve as Gear Technology’s first official blogger. As a gear industry lifer, talking about gears is one of my favorite activities and I look forward to sharing my passion with you in the coming months. Hopefully this will become a conversation rather than a monolog; I look forward to hearing from you with your insights, experiences, and opinions on our trade. The goal here is to encourage reflection on how gear technology got where it is, where it might go, and how each of us has and can contribute to its future. It isn’t about revealing technological advances or critiquing commercial strategies; instead I hope to remind readers of important gear people of the past and to assist our younger participants in appreciating the lasting impact they made on our craft.