Helios Gear Products, LLC (Elgin, IL) filled two executive positions: Adam Gimpert now serves as their president, with David Harroun as vice president. “After more than 30 years serving the gear manufacturing industry, we have a powerful core of technical competence, proven ethical business practices, and some of the industry’s highest levels of quality. I am fortunate to lead such a team and develop new solutions for our customers,” said Gimpert, who is a licensed engineer educated at the University of Illinois.
Gimpert began his career engineering high-rise structures in Chicago and the United Arab Emirates, working with a global team including professionals in the U.S., U.K., Europe, and Middle East. He was then employed by the University of Illinois, teaching undergraduate students the fundamentals of statics, dynamics, and materials in a multi-cultural environment in France. He joined the Helios team in 2013 and is proud to continue the company started by his father, Dennis Gimpert, and he sees growth and new solutions for the company.
Harroun is a mechanical engineer educated at Northern Illinois University. His background is strongly rooted in gear manufacturing, having joined Helios (previously Koepfer America) in 2004. With over 15 years of experience in application engineering, fixture design, machine and tool sales, marketing, and advanced hard finishing applications, he brings a wealth of knowledge and serves as one of the industry’s notable young leaders. “I am honored to help lead our growing team and develop new technical solutions,” stated Harroun. “As the industry changes, I am excited to offer new products to keep our customers at the forefront of innovation and productivity.”
Manufacturing Industry Invited to Take Reshoring Survey
AMT and the Reshoring Initiative will use the survey results to identify which processes, products and components face the most pressure from imports and which offer the biggest opportunities to reshore. Part of AMT’s “Rebuilding the Supply Chain” initiative, the survey is open to OEMs, job shops, technology suppliers and distributors through the end of February.
Year-Over-Year November U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 1.4%
While November’s $330.3 million represent a decrease of 13.3% from October, AMT’s president says it’s clear ‘the sector did not fare as poorly as originally predicted.’