AGMA Presents Distinguished Service Award at Fall Technical Meeting

Todd Praneis (left) presents service award to Terry Klaves.

Todd Praneis (left) presents service award to Terry Klaves.

October 2, 2018—The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) presented Terry Klaves, retiree from Milwaukee Gear/Regal, with the AGMA Distinguished Service Award during the 2018 Fall Technical Meeting last week in Oak Brook, Illinois. This award is presented to someone who has demonstrated dedication and leadership for the advancement of the gear industry and AGMA, exemplified superior vision and exceptional knowledge that has been shared with colleagues and achieved admiration and respect of peers. 

“Terry is a true example of a gear industry steward that has generously dedicated himself to the advancement of AGMA and its members,” said Amir Aboutaleb, vice president of AGMA’s Technical Division. “His leadership remains an intricate part of growing our technical department and fostering the future of young gear engineers.”

Klaves began his career at Falk Corporation as a co-op student and completed his BS and MS degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His long career took him to Milwaukee Gear in 2000 and was eventually promoted to Vice President of Engineering before retiring in 2017. His 45-year career continues through consulting and developing education and training courses and aiding in the AGMA mission.

Most notably with AGMA, Terry was instrumental in the Epicyclic Committee, where he worked on AGMA 6123 including an annex on load distribution for floating planetary drives. Since joining the AGMA Technical Division Executive Committee in 2011, Klaves remains active on the Accuracy, Worm Gearing and Epicyclic committees.  He also presented at the 2015 Fall Technical Meeting (FTM) on Advanced Mesh Analysis of Parallel Shaft Gearing and continues to contribute as a moderator.

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