Production Machining

JUL 2018

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Janie Hughes Quality Specialist Horn USA Janie is not afraid of a challenge; each time an opportunity is present- ed to her, she accepts the role with enthusiasm. Nine years ago, Janie was a distribution associate by day and a struggling singer-songwriter in the Nashville scene by night. Then she heard about a position open- ing at Horn USA, and that's where her career began in manufacturing in 2010. She is especially devoted to engaging and supporting the next generation of machinists. She participates in PMPA's NextGen Committee and Horn USA's Mfg Day open house each year. In addition to being the company's quality special- ist, Janie is Horn's health and safety coordinator. Kyle Detterbeck Vice President Lester Detterbeck Enterprises Ltd. Having experienced working on the shop floor where he started learning about machining, Kyle has a thorough understand- ing of the industry and the challenges of efficient part production. He joined the family business in 2008 as a mem- ber of the fifth generation of Detterbecks in manufacturing, eventually working his way up to the front office. He cultivates a new perspective to a very ma- ture industry. He is always eager to try new ideas, and he pushes the company to improve. He is an active member of both the PMPA's NextGen committee and its Management Update committee. Outside of the busi- ness, Kyle is a volunteer fireman and a first lieutenant for his fire department. Phillip Judt Applications Engineer Absolute Machine Tools Phillip's experience in the pro- duction turning industry began as a front-line machinist at a Swiss machine shop, eventually learning about CNC Swiss and CNC fixed headstock screw machines. Upon joining the team at Absolute Machine Tools, Phillip has been instrumental in assisting compa- nies to advance from cam-op- erated equipment to CNC screw machines. He provides training for programming, setup and opera- tion of sliding and fixed headstock, multi-axis, multi-slide equipment and CNC mill-turn centers for all of Absolute's production turning customers. He is energized by problem solving and the imple- mentation of new and innovative ideas to solve old issues, and he enjoys training others to do the same. Justin Pluff Senior Manufacturing Engineer Marshall Manufacturing Co. Justin joined Marshall Manufacturing as an apprentice, and after several years of study and experience, he has proven to be instrumental to the company. He helped transition it from a screw machine shop to a CNC Swiss facility while also becoming a trainer and mentor to many of his co- workers. Justin is inspired to dedicate much of his time to training because he wants to give back to an industry that trained him well, and he enjoys seeing the successes of those he has trained. He hopes to pursue difficult machining challenges and pass on the knowledge gained to promote precision machining as not only a trade, but an art. :: 29 SPECIAL COVERAGE

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