The WORKPLACE interview on Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School

As many of you know, one of my favorite topics is how to bring well-qualified people into the manufacturing workforce. A request to discuss the state of manufacturing from the perspective of someone actually running a manufacturing facility is a welcome opportunity. Recently I was invited to be interviewed on the Wharton School’s Business Radio… Read more >

Jazz and our 2018 calendar

Collaboration, conflict and compromise. That is Jazz. Individual specialists working together towards a common goal…to use their talents to create something new, innovative and pleasing to their audience. This year the theme of our 2018 calendar is Gear Jazz. Our photographer/artist, Erich Schrempp deftly integrated gears, great Chicago jazz artists and their instruments into a… Read more >

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 >