Scott Harms

PRESIDENT — METALQUEST, INC.

Scott enjoys a lot about IMTS — the networking, the solution gathering, and above all, the technology. “We're cost competitive because of the new automation cell we integrated,” Harms said. “IMTS allows us to stay competitive and relevant in this industry. If we don't stay on the front end of technology, we're going to fall behind and lose jobs.”
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Terry & Molly Keene

CO-OWNERS — TEK MANUFACTURING, INC.

Terry and Molly Keene started a high-tech machine shop by accident in 1978, and now they can't imagine doing anything else. The married couple has co-owned Tek Manufacturing, Inc., in Spokane Valley, Wash., for four decades and credit IMTS as being an integral part of growing their company from a small dream to a big success.
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Julie Hoban

CEO — JTD ENTERPRISES

Julie says the excitement is immense when her staff returns from IMTS - their energy motivates everyone here. Nothing is more exciting than getting something new at the shop, so when we see a potential new addition at the show, everyone dreams about the possibilities. Often, we end up purchasing that new technology, and it makes jobs better.
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Rick Hoffman

CEO — EIMCO

A busload of EIMCo employees comes to IMTS. The team strategizes ahead of time, discussing what they need to improve at the shop and where they should focus at the show. Robotic automation, optical scanners and automated gauging are their areas of interest for IMTS 2018.
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Scott Volk

VICE PRESIDENT — METALQUEST UNLIMITED

Scott feels that If he didn't attend IMTS, he would be lost for the next two years. He feels that the networking, products and IMTS experience help him learn, grow and evolve.
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Roger Pyle

PRESIDENT — BANNISTER TOOL, INCORPORATED

There's nothing like many kinds of equipment operating and talking with experts in person. Roger purchases demo units off the show floor because he sees it running and know it will do the job for Banister Tool.
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Renato Belletti

OWNER — REN TOOL & MFG., INC.

“When I returned to IMTS in 1986, I was blown away with how much the industry technology had progressed,” Belletti admitted. “It took time for me to catch up and get familiar with new trends and equipment that would help my company be competitive. No one wants to be left behind with old equipment.”
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Geno Lemery

DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES — WINSERT, INC.

“Ten years ago we were somewhat stagnant,” Lemery said. “There was nothing unique about our mechanical capabilities over other suppliers. But at IMTS, we've discovered equipment, workholding and cutting tools that we never knew existed.”
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Tom & Julie Hoban

JTD ENTERPRISES

“At this year's IMTS, I'll bring some blueprints of a new design project I'm working on for the motorcycle business. If it takes off, it's going to require a lot of machining support, so I'm already figuring out how to prepare for that. I'll just start walking into booths and say, ‘How can you help me with this?’ That's what's great about IMTS.”
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Mark Tario

CNC PROGRAMMING & PROBLEM SOLVING SPECIALIST — ACCURATE GAUGE & MFG.

“Everybody has dreams for improving their business, but it takes more than generating ideas,” Tario said. “Being able to think about it, create it, bring it to life and improve what we do is so important. IMTS is an idea incubator for me because I gather information there and the ideas just start churning in my mind. Soon it reaches a phase where I know I've got enough ‘mentally solidified’ to make it happen. I feel many ideas are born out of opportunities that are disguised as challenges.”
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Cassie Haupers

VICE PRESIDENT — SWISS PRECISION MACHINING, INC.

Cassie confesses that some of the old ways they used to do things may be a little bit obsolete. At IMTS, she and her team are able to see more efficient, better technologies to help her company grow.
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Tom Hoban

OPERATIONS MANAGER — JTD ENTERPRISES

“The biggest challenge right now is just to stay on top of technological advances,” Hoban said. “I do that by attending IMTS and seeing what's going to revolutionize my business. Every two years things change so drastically, whether it is tooling or just general technology. It's always worth the trip to see what's new and exciting in this industry.”
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Shawn Benham

SALES REPRESENTATIVE — SWIFT SAW & TOOL SUPPLY

Shawn uses IMTS to build strong relationships with his customers and suppliers by having face-to-face time with those already attending the show.
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