About Us

Company History

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 - General Manager, Max Machinery, Inc.

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.

       
 Sales Paul Hock - Marketing Manager, Max Machinery, Inc.

Paul Hock

Marketing Manager

Paul has been with Max since 1986. With degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from UW-Milwaukee, he is a natural fit to Max’s style of engineering and optimizing each application. Using a trainer’s approach to sales, he has always described his job as being a teacher, not a salesman. “If you explain the benefits of the meters, customers will buy them as a natural result of that understanding.” As head of customer service for over 16 years, Paul has forged a commitment to doing what is best for our customers.

David Scharer - U.S. Sales Manager, Max Machinery, Inc.

David Scharer

U.S. Sales Manager

David has been an asset to the Max Team since 2006.  Armed with a B.S. in Business Administration with special emphasis in Management Information Systems and Production and Operations Management, he brings a modern perspective to the 21st century Max environment.  David’s primary focus is to target, develop and maintain an active customer base in the U.S. market.   In his words, “The variety and complexity of our customer’s applications make this work very interesting and rewarding."

 Engineering Bryan Snyder - R&D Senior Engineer Max Machinery, Inc.

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 - Quality Manager, Max Machinery, Inc.

Craig Pust

Quality Manager

Craig is one of MMI’s most recent additions, joining the Max team early in January 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.

       
 Operations Bobbie Denmon - Controller, Max Machinery, Inc.

Bobbie Denmon

Controller

Bobbie has served as Controller for Max since 2006. Her broad education and extensive professional experience includes BS degrees in Accounting and Computer Science and a Master’s of Science in Computer Science. 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.”

In accordance with her history of striving for excellence Bobbie is currently working towards an Executive MBA in Strategic Leadership. A true asset to our team, she seeks out and exposes new opportunities in efficiency and development.

Brian Winsor - Purchasing Manager, Max Machinery, Inc.

Brian Winsor

Purchasing Manager

Brian joined Max in 2013 to lead us in consolidating and improving all aspects of Materials Management. These include inventory forecasts, MRP, Vendor selection and management, shipping and receiving, and purchasing.

His approach is data driven using analytics to steer Max towards continual efficiency, shaping our procurement strategy from forecast modeling through supplier development. Brian holds a BS in Industrial Technology, and is APICS certified. Beginning in production planning and purchasing positions he progressed to project management and business planning positions, eventually combining his skills in Materials Management. His extensive experience gained at Hewlett Packard/Agilent and Deposition Sciences is an important asset to us at Max Machinery.

 Human    Resources

Jill Garibaldi - Human Resources Manager - Max Machinery, Inc.

Jill Garibaldi

Human Resources Manager

Jill joined the Max team in 2011 as our HR Manager. The combination of her Legal Secretary training, City Planning Technician background, and an H.R Management certification is a great fit for the diverse duties she is tasked with. In addition to the typical HR responsibilities of staffing, employee relations and record keeping; she coordinates our payroll and 401K planning, medical, dental and workman’s compensation insurance, and serves as an Executive Liaison. Jill has worked to develop the department, implementing policies that align HR department policies with the goals and objectives of the business.