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SETH ANGLE

President

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President

Years in the industry:
25

Specializations:
Business management - focusing on vision, leadership, strategy, culture, education, and leading positive change

Fun fact:
Once upon a time a long, long time ago, I was a {terrible} Kirby sweeper salesman.

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MARK MILLER

Engineering Optimizer

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Engineering Optimizer

Years in the industry:
26

Specializations:
I promote excellence in engineering by exploring every “what if,” by acting as a sounding board, and through technical writing.

Fun fact:
I love word-play with other witty office wordsmiths! We create some good puns, poems, and punchlines.

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DENVER SMITH

Senior Mechanical Designer

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Senior Mechanical Designer

Years in the industry:
10

Specializations:
Automation equipment, assembly machines, and weld fixtures

Fun fact:
Legos, clocks, and peanut butter & jelly are my inspirations.

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TY BLACKFORD

Senior Mechanical Designer

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Senior Mechanical Designer

Years in the industry:
22

Specializations:
Special machines, product development, mentoring young designers, and progressive dies

Fun fact:
I love telling fun, yet true stories. Which reminds me of the time I was at the Lockington Dam with a life-size hillbilly mannequin…

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JASON GEHRET

Senior Controls Designer

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Senior Controls Designer

Years in the industry:
19

Specializations:
Robot integration, PLC & HMI programming, and electrical hardware design

Fun fact:
My daughter was born at home, completely unplanned and unexpected. I used my shoestring to tie off the umbilical cord while waiting for EMS to arrive. It all turned out great!

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SARAH BOONE

Office Manager

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Office Manager

Years in the industry:
13

Specializations:
Office Management

Fun fact:
I drive people crazy trying to get the best deal.

Tony Taylor

TONY TAYLOR

Senior Controls Designer

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Tony Taylor
Senior Controls Engineer

Years in the industry:
10

Specializations:
PLC and HMI programming and robot integration

Fun fact:
I am a very competitive gamer.

 

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PETE RAPP

Chief Operating Officer

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Chief Operating Officer

Years in the industry:
25

Specializations:
Coordinating internal and external resources

Fun fact:
I like to collect sap and make maple syrup.

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STEPHEN LAYMAN

Applications Engineer

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Applications Engineer

Years in the industry:
25

Specializations:
Process development, concept development, automation design, and quality systems

Fun fact:
I have an unusual fascination with notebooks and pencils.

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JOHN FRANTZ

Senior Mechanical Designer

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Senior Mechanical Designer

Years in the industry:
30

Specializations:
Innovation. Thoroughness. Excellence in all phases of the design process.

Fun fact:
I can raise my left eyebrow but not my right.

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JEFF MOORE

Senior Mechanical Designer

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Senior Mechanical Designer

Years in the industry:
22

Specializations:
SolidWorks and weld tooling

Fun fact:
I am partially colorblind.

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BURKE FLORA

Mechanical Designer

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Mechanical Designer

Years in the industry:
7

Specializations:
The ability to learn and adapt to new processes and concepts, SolidWorks, and machine design for a variety of applications - specifically mold processes, weld tooling, and pick-and-place assembly machines.

Fun fact:
If you need a body shop around here – I know of a couple…It is just a good day when I can drive my own vehicle.

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LINCOLN RAPP

Mechanical Designer

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Mechanical Design Intern

Years in the industry:
5

Specializations:
Versatility

Fun fact:
I will receive my high school diploma and associate’s degree in the same year.

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JASON ANGLE

Business Dev. Manager

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Business Dev. Manager

Years in the industry:
23

Specializations:
Building relationships and the configuration of specialized automated solutions.

Fun fact:
I like a well-maintained GREEN lawn. My family might say I'm a bit obsessed.

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DANIEL MARKLEY

Applications Engineer

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Applications Engineer

Years in the industry:
9

Specializations:
Learning from those more experienced than myself, problem solving, and performing tasks completely and correctly.

Fun fact:
I can touch my nose with my tongue.

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STAN GRILE

Senior Controls Designer

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Senior Controls Designer

Years in the industry:
34

Specializations:
Machine controls, hardware & software, robot integration, and programming

Fun fact:
My grandkids think I'm allergic to fun.

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RICK VAUGHAN

Manufacturing Optimizer

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EmployeePhotosRickRick Vaughan
Manufacturing Optimizer

Years in the industry:
23

Specializations:
Machining and fabrication. I’m known as Master of the "Jury Rig" (not to be confused with "Jerry").

Fun fact:
Over the past few years my obsession with mountain biking has grown.

Brian Mitchell

BRIAN MITCHELL

Automation Technician

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Brian Mitchell
Automation Technician

Specializations:
Mechanical assembly, electrical assembly, startup, debug and installation of automation equipment.

Fun fact:
I love to fish.

Eli Townsend

ELI TOWNSEND

Controls Designer

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Eli Townsend
Controls Engineer

Years in the industry:
6

Specializations:
Robot integration, PLC and HMI programming

Fun fact:
I spend my free time at the Grimes airport building a B17 and flying airplanes.

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