About Us

More Than 50 years   of engineering excellence in Northern California

In 1967, John K. Max founded a company that manufactured components for the urethane processing industry. An early innovation in this field was a wide-range, precision flow meter to provide closed-loop flow control in the blending process. Tight machining tolerances and close attention to assembly and testing delivered the meters that redefined accuracy in the cast urethane market. Outside industries quickly realized the value of these precision devices and now Max meters are used worldwide in a broad cross section of industries.

Our Team

Dan Turek
Dan Turek
General Manager

Dan has been General Manager at Max Machinery since 2008. In this capacity, he directs the Sales & Marketing, Product Development, Quality, Manufacturing and Product Line Management functions. His career at Max began in 1987 as a Sales Engineer, and progressed to Product Line Manager before assuming his current position. Prior to joining the company, he held positions as Technical Services Manager and Controls Division Production Manager at Air Monitor Corporation. Dan's goals are to provide a clear strategic vision and goals, and the resources necessary to achieve them.

Bobbie Denmon
Bobbie Denmon
Controller/HR

Bobbie has served as Controller for Max since 2006. Her broad education and extensive professional experience includes B.S. degrees in Accounting and Computer Science, a Master's of Science in Computer Science and an Executive MBA in Strategic Leadership. Her career began as a software engineer working in high-profile companies including IBM, Siemens, Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies. Her pursuit of education led her to take an Accounting class, where she found a new calling in Accounting and Finance; where as she puts it "No single day is ever the same – each day brings a different set of challenges. There is never a boring day. You always have an chance to seek out and expose new opportunities in efficiency and development."

Eric Baker
Eric Baker
Product Manager

Joining Max Machinery in 2015, Eric’s goal is to guide new product strategy and establish new market opportunities. He strengthens the link between product and customer by advancing successful technology and design developments through his additional role as project manager. Previously, Eric worked 14 years in the bearing industry with Timken and SKF developing and providing customer solutions as an application engineer, territory manager, and project manager. He earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo and his MBA from Villanova University.

Sales

David Scharer
David Scharer
Global Sales Manager

David has been an asset to the Max Team since 2006.  Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, he has brought a modern perspective to the 21st century Max environment.  David’s primary focus is to target, develop and maintain an active sales force to meet the needs of our customers worldwide.  In his words, “Having qualified Global Sales Partners representing Max fosters successful relationship management, rather than top line focused sales management.” 

Engineering

Bryan Snyder
Bryan Snyder
R&D Senior Engineer

Joining Max in 2007, Bryan brings dual M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Controls Engineering from Stanford University. By the end of a 12 year stint at General Motors Corporation he held the position of Senior Product Engineer. He was lured back to Northern California by the opportunity to have a greater degree of control over product design and development, and the opportunities for year round outdoor activities in a milder climate. Bryan leads our product design team in all aspects, including: mechanical and electronic design, software and firmware design, and product verification.

Quality

Craig Pust
Craig Pust
Quality Manager

Craig joined the Max team in 2011. His B.S in Industrial Technology and ASQ certification in Quality Engineering with a Six Sigma Green Belt strengthen our manufacturing capabilities and our ability to deliver on our commitment to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System. Previous Quality Engineering positions at Schurter, Inc., Cierra Photonics, and Deposition Sciences have given him broad experience in the development of strong quality practices in manufacturing environments.