Gear Research Institute Introduces New Leadership Team

GRI recently introduced its new leadership team, including Jack Masseth as president. Masseth has been on GRI's board for a number of...

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GRI recently introduced its new leadership team, including Jack Masseth as president.

Masseth has been on GRI's board for a number of years, most recently serving as board secretary. Masseth accepted the presidency of the Gear Research Institute. He has over thirty years in the gear industry, starting at Gleason Works after receiving his ME degree from RIT in Rochester, NY. Masseth is currently the manager of Advanced Gear Manufacturing Technology at Meritor, Inc. located in Troy, MI. 

Aaron Isaacson has also been named the new managing director of the Gear Research Institute. Isaacson is a research and development engineer at the Applied Research Laboratory of The Pennsylvania State University. He holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and is currently pursuing his PhD in materials science and engineering. Isaacson began conducting gear and roller testing as an undergraduate student working at ARL in the summer of 1997 and became a full time engineer in January of 1999. He has a dual appointment, working in both the Drivetrain Technology Center and the Materials Processing Department.

Isaacson took over as managing director of the Gear Research Institute in July of 2014. He has over 15 years of experience conducting gear and roller fatigue test programs at all levels, from mechanical setup and machine operation to data analysis/reporting and project management. His research interests include gear performance characterization, failure analysis, gear tooth friction and efficiency, ferrous metallurgy, spray metal forming of aluminum alloys and metal matrix composites, sintering fabrication of composite materials and materials characterization.

For more information:

Gear Research Institute
Address: 
2013 Sandy Dr # 200
State College, PA 16803
Phone: 
(814) 863-9749
URL: 
www.gearresearch.org