FashionNext 2017 integrates gears into fashion

As you may know, fashion is one of my passions. I was recently very honored to be included for the second time in the 2017 FashionNext awards event. FashionNext is an annual challenge tasking teams from the Chicago area to use the Chicago History Museum’s costume collection as inspiration and create innovative, expressive fashions. As… Read more >

Tom Simeone presented with Winzeler Award at TMA

Tom Simeone, President of Manor Tool and Manufacturing, was the unanimous choice as the recipient of the Winzeler Award at the annual TMA (Technology and Manufacturing Association) meeting on March 4th. Tim has been extremely active at TMA, having served on the Board of Directors, Government Relations Committee and currently a major contributor to the… Read more >

Discussing IoT at the K Show

I am back from the K Show and there was one topic permeating every discussion…The Internet of Things (IoT), also be called Industry 4.0. And depending on who you talk to, IoT means different things to different people. I was honored to be invited for an interview on the VDMA The Morning Show, which took… Read more >

Jim Hommer the 2016 Winzeler Award Recipient

This year the committee unanimously selected Jim Hommer Sr. as the recipient of the Winzeler Award at the annual TMA (Technology and Manufacturing Association) meeting on March 5th. Jim was a unanimoous choice by the committee, which is challenged every year with identifying and tracking TMA members that have the same passion and vision for… Read more >

Introducing High School Freshmen to Manufacturing Career Opportunities

There are many paths to a successful career. On Monday, November 16th, Winzeler Gear and QCC, both of Harwood Heights, IL, will be at Ridgewood High School in Norridge, IL presenting an option many high school freshmen students likely have never considered…manufacturing. In recent years there has been a big push to give more students… Read more >

Love The Product Day

Winzeler was again featured in the “One Cool Thing” Brilliant Boss edition of the blog by Dale Dauten. In his post “Cool Thing #17” he starts out describing how Charlie Hughes of Land Rover wanted to get his people in the new American Division to get really excited about the Range Rover. He decided to… Read more >


Dale Dauten writes an interesting blog, One of his regular subjects is “One Cool Thing” and Winzeler Gear was the subject. Winzeler is Cool Thing #16. In this blog post he covers a lot of ground about our partnerships with Engle and DuPont, but what I find most interesting is his “What Can We… Read more >

A great interview on AM/560 Playmakers

My interview with Dick Smith, host of Playmakers on AM/560, a segment within the “Get Down To Business” show, aired on schedule on June 28th. Click Here to hear our discussion. Dick touched on a lot of the topics that I feel are big differentiators for Winzeler Gear. We covered our history, manufacturing environment, partnerships,… Read more >

Winzeler Gear on AM/560 THE ANSWER

My interview on the AM/560 THE ANSWER radio show “Get Down To Business” is scheduled to air on Sunday, June 28th. The Playmakers segment, hosted by Dick Smith, has my interview set to air at 6:14pm. Get Down To Business is a regular feature Sunday evenings on AM/560 THE ANSWER. Dick Smith hosts the “Playmakers… Read more >

Gear Gizmo goes to Italy

Winzeler Gear projects pop up in unexpected places. The September 2014 issue of Household Appliances parts and components, published by tecniche nuove in Milano, Italy, has the Winzeler Gear Gizmo on page 60. Editorial appears in both Italian and English and the article briefly discusses how Winzeler Gear, in collaboration with our strategic partners, Engel… Read more >