Gear Motions announces the promotion of Brittany McVea Dankiw to manufacturing engineer, and the new hire of Kris Gardner as customer service/purchasing coordinator at its Nixon Gear Division in Syracuse, NY.
Dankiw has been a member of the team at Nixon Gear for nearly five years, previously serving as customer service/purchasing coordinator. When the need arose to add a member to the growing engineering team, Brittany was the obvious choice and was recently promoted to manufacturing engineer.
Dankiw's engineering education includes a B.E. in mechanical engineering and a US Coast Guard 3rd Assistant Engineer License from SUNY Maritime. Here, she gained experience working in the ship’s engine room and developed skills in troubleshooting and problem solving. Her previous work experience also includes testing and design engineering for gears and gearboxes. She is currently furthering her training to become more proficient in the areas of gear and manufacturing engineering to help her succeed in her new role. As manufacturing engineer, Dankiw will help to improve processes and productivity in all areas of manufacturing, including streamlining and reducing waste.
Additionally, Gardner was hired to fill the role of customer service/purchasing coordinator.
Gardner brings many years of experience that will help him excel in his new role. He earned a B.S. in business management from SUNY Oswego in 2015, and most recently held a purchasing position as a contract administrator for government contracts. He also has experience in warehouse operations management and as a machine/heavy equipment operator at Novelis in Oswego, NY. Everyone at Nixon Gear is excited to have Gardner on board and is confident he will do a wonderful job working with customers and vendors to provide excellent service.