President & CEO
"I chose to become an engineer straight out of high school. My biggest motivation was to find a career that could make a difference in our world, including the development of new products and solutions that improve people's lives. Taking that passion for improvement to the next level, I accepted an engineering role within manufacturing becasue it was the most satisfying way I could find where I could design new products and see the fruits of my labor.
Those early years were some of the most rewarding years of my life. My wife and I were raising a young family and, in the workplace, I was proud of our team's accomplishments. I still remember the smells of cutting oil and weld as I entered the shop each morning, and to this day, those smells still remind me of those golden years.
Ever since that point, and for the past 30 years, I have never worked for a company where I was not in the same building as the manufacturing operation. It makes innovation and continuous improvement real. It is a tangible, direct link between all of the efforts our collective company put into growing our business and our ability to service our worldwide customers' needs. In short, manufacturing feels like home to me and has always given me a sense of purpose and satisfaction."
VP of Global Aftermarket & Operations
“I enjoy the collaborative aspect of manufacturing, from the engineering and design stages, all the way down to the process of building something and seeing the final results. There are different teams doing different jobs that all rely on each other to work and communicate efficiently to ensure that we’re all successful.
Manufacturing is exciting because there are so many different career paths to choose from that all have a direct contribution to making important products that impact consumers around the world.”
"I chose a career in manufacturing because we are creating tangible things and making a difference for our customers.
I see first-hand the results of our machines impacting a variety of industries, from food production to chemical applications, and how that hard work translates to everyday consumers.
With manufacturing, I'm inspired to make a difference locally and also in a globalized market."
"I've worked in manufacturing for my entire career. I was introduced to Rotex through a friend when I was 19, and I've worked here ever since.
I enjoy working in manufacturing because it is creatively satisfying and it pays well. I like being around all of the people I work with and it's always exciting to see the final product after so much effort goes into making a machine."
Master Production Scheduler
"I chose a career in manufacturing as it was a natural career path after receiving my bachelor's degree in supply chain management.
Manufacturing has offered me ample job security, plenty of opportunity, and the ability to futher my career.
I have enjoyed working in manufacturing at Rotex in particular becuase of the collaborative culture we have and our dedication to putting our customers first."
"While some may have started their careers knowing that they wanted a profession in manufacturing, my story is much different, and I think it's important to speak on why I chose to stay in manufacturing.
Soon after I was introduced to this field, I recognized that I connected with the critical thinking tasks and the fast-paced environment that being in manufacturing provided.
There is never a dull moment and it fits my personality quite well. I enjoy the collaborative team effort that it takes to be successful and I truly appreciate being centered around such a wonderful team."
"I enjoy working in manufacturing because it requires me to work with both my mind and my hands.
It's challenging at times, but I'm always working on something or working toward something, and it's great to be a part of a team.
I like staying busy and moving around, and manufacturing is a career where you can't stay idle for long, so it's been great for me."
Manufacturing Day 2022
Manufacturing is a critically important sector of the United States economy. Working in manufacturing isn't just a job, it's a career that offers several avenues for personal and professional growth. Manufacturing, and careers in the skilled trades, elevate our standard of living, and it's more important than ever to show younger generations the exciting and rewarding career paths that exist in manufacturing.
Rotex Global stands with manufacturers across the country in highlighting the diverse career options in manufacturing, and rewriting what working in modern manufacturing looks like. Check out what some of our team members have to say about how they got their start in manufacturing and what they appreciate most about their careers.
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