Atlanta Gear Works has named Bill Hoose to fill its newly created position of vice president of field services. It is the second newly created position in less than a month at the fast-growing gearbox engineering and repair company.
A trained engineer who has contributed to patents in corrosion-resistant alloys and steam turbines, Hoose was previously vice president of engineering at a competitor, where he was well known in the power and petrochemical industries.
“We created this position because of a growing demand,” said Atlanta Gear Works CEO Jack Conway. “We can save customers days of downtime by doing troubleshooting and repairs on site. That’s what Bill has done for 30 years.”
Atlanta Gear Works field services include a wide range of field machining, including line boring, hydraulic drilling and boring, and journal repair. Available 24/7, its field services crews have been known to work overnight to get a customer up and running.
“Atlanta Gear Works has a lot of field experience and a reputation in pulp and paper for making very difficult parts,” said Hoose. “I plan to use that reputation to help us grow in other industries.”
In its 34,000-square-foot plant, Atlanta Gear Works also has a full in-house machine shop where it cuts spur, helical, double-helical and worm gears; rebuilds all brands of gears and gearboxes; and creates new gears and gearboxes from both samples and prints.
“We’ve built our reputation on responsive service and high-quality work,” said Conway. “Bill is going to formalize our field services procedures to continue giving customers what they’ve come to expect from us, even as we grow.”