Meet The Team

Josh Hand

Josh H

Senior Product Development Engineer

Means Industries is a great place to work; the culture here makes working feel not like a need but a want. This company is engineering driven which is perfect for an engineer such as me. We are encouraged to be creative and open minded to help make the products of the future. Means is unique in the fact that we are a medium sized company with a small company feel, and since we are a subsidiary of Amsted Industries we have the large company traits and benefits as well. I’ve been working here for over five years, and look forward to many more.

Luke D

Luke D

Business Unit Controller

At Means, I have been impressed by the team atmosphere. The open door policy promotes an environment where members across all functions can effectively work together to solve problems and meet the needs of our customers. Coming from a much larger company, it is refreshing to see your role have a direct impact on the business decisions made by leadership. It is exciting to work for a company that is steadily growing by manufacturing products that are transforming the future of the automotive industry. My decision to work for Means has been a step in the right direction for my career and look forward to an exciting future.

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Alice F

Quality Assurance Engineer

Means developed an on-boarding program that was very helpful for me in learning the different products that are made and how they function. We also had the opportunity to tour different plants and meet new people. The people have been great to work with, are experienced and knowledgeable about the products. It is an exciting time with new programs and processes in the plant I am working. I look forward to the many opportunities and challenges ahead.

Suada Arnautovic

Suada A

Quality Auditor

I have been employed with Means Transform Products for over 16 years. I did not have much experience in the field initially, but Means proved to be a good company by providing excellent education and training, readying me for my position. Every day I come into work, I feel as though I’m going to my second home. I have become close with many of the people I work with, and we all work hard as a team to achieve our goals. I am so happy to be a part of Means Transform Products, everything about working here from the benefits to the incredible people, make me excited to be here.

Elyse M

Elyse M

Corporate Controller

One of the best aspects of working at Means is the quality of my coworkers.  My colleagues help to create a work environment that is enjoyable to be a part of and a culture that fosters new and innovative ways to approach work. It has been fulfilling to be part of a team that wants to see you succeed both professionally and personally.   It is also stimulating to work for a company that is not out sized but still continually growing.  This creates the potential for employees to gain a diversity of work experiences within a single company.  Means Industries is a great place to work!

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Riley M

Product Development Engineer

I joined Means as an engineering co-op in 2014 while I was completing my undergraduate program at Kettering University. I got to work in several departments and locations before ending up in the R&D group at the Propulsion Systems unit where I joined full time as a product development engineer after graduating in 2016. Now I work with my colleagues to develop clutch system technologies adapted to the needs of future powertrains. It’s been exciting to be a part of the latest growth and evolution of the company, and I have been fortunate to have opportunities to learn from those in leadership positions. Additionally, Means strongly supports continued learning in academic settings. This environment has been a catalyst for my own personal growth, and I am grateful for my time here.



Manager Financial Systems MTP

I can’t say enough positive things about working at Means. First, employees are involved in leadership decisions and are empowered to bring ideas forward. Shortly after starting at Means I was tasked with a large project and it is very rewarding to watch your hard work pay off and know its being used in business decisions. Second, the work environment is highly collaborative. This helps foster great communication between all groups and allows us to accomplish our goals. Finally it’s been a great experience learning about the automotive industry and the important role played. I have thoroughly enjoyed working for a medium sized company, but at the same time as a subsidiary of Amsted Industries, having the benefits of a large company. 

Ed P

Ed P

Operations Excellence Specialist

Having been employed with Means for over eight years now, I was extremely impressed with all the teamwork at Means. No matter who you ask for assistance and no matter how busy they are, employees at Means are more than willing to drop whatever they are doing to assist you. Knowledge sharing is a huge asset when you are new to the company, and people here are more than willing to help you. As a Cost Accounting Manager, my days are filled with interaction with Manufacturing, Sales, Purchasing, and Accounts Payable employees. This interaction allows us all to have a better overall understanding of our business. Overall, my experience here at Means has been positive and beneficial.

Shannon Schneider

Shannon S

Operations Excellence Manager

Means attracted me with the vision of the company that management expressed. I was also blown away by the extremely positive company culture. From the moment I entered the facility for the first time, I was taken aback by the difference between Means and other automotive facilities. I really admire the fact that Means Management stresses employee development, and in turn employees are trained very well. Another thing I really like is that most promotions occur from within. Feeling valued and important by my company makes me look forward to coming into work every day.