I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and left to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. After graduating with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1976, I was stationed at Vance Air Force Base, Enid, OK, for pilot training. I remained at Vance for six years, and became instructor pilot in the T-37 trainer. In 1982 I separated from the Air Force, moved back to southwest Ohio, built a house, married the love of my life, and began my career at Hamilton Caster. My dad and two uncles were in the business then, and I was fortunate to work with dad until he retired at the end of 1994. I was made President in 1995, and have served in that role since. One of dad's legacies was involvement in the community, and I have followed in those footsteps.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Hamilton Caster embarked on a lean journey in 1995, and my expertise in long term planning, kaizens, continuous improvement, problem solving, and culture development comes from leading and engaging in that journey. Additionally, I have served in numerous capacities in our local community, including the local Chamber of Commerce and Safety Council. On a national basis I serve in leadership with our trade association, the MHI.
Woodworking, especially furniture building. Also enjoy camping (in RVs!) and hiking.