Meet The Team

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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.

Rajdsree S

Rajshree S

Human Resources Generalist

I wanted to work at Means because of their solid reputation in the auto industry. Our products and philanthropy showed me that the company cares about the bottom line and giving back to society. I take pride in working for a company that constantly pushes me to be better. There are many opportunities for career advancement, as well as educational incentives. It is evident that Means is passionate about creating an environment where all individuals have the opportunity to succeed. I am excited to see what lies ahead for me.

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.

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.

Dustin F

Dustin F

Senior Product Applications Engineer

I have been working for Means as a product engineer for over 5 years. I enjoy the friendly atmosphere and the collaboration between engineering, sales, marketing, and purchasing to complete important program oriented tasks. I have worked for large companies before where you are treated like a number. At Means you are valued as an individual and treated like a member of a family. As a company we are always pushing the limits of technology and coming up with innovative ideas to take the company to the next level.

Igor R

Igor R

Engineering Program Manager

I have been employed with Means for over 17 years now. The best parts of coming into work are the never-ending challenges, the encouragement from management to pursue leadership opportunities, and the educational incentives. I am proud to be part of this growing company where everyone works together to achieve their goals, so we are all able to succeed.

Kyle Badour

Kyle B

Product Applications Engineer

I first joined the team at Means Industries as a summer intern.  As an intern, I saw some excellent career opportunities as I was rotated through the different Means facilities and job requirements.  I was intrigued by the friendly, team oriented, atmosphere.  Once I completed my degree in mechanical engineering, I was offered the opportunity to start my career as a product applications engineer in propulsion systems. Over the last 2 years I have learned a lot about our product, and have gained valuable experience in the automotive industry. Looking back at some of the other career opportunities I could have taken, I truly believe that Means was the right decision for the start of my career.

CJ B

CJ B

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. 

Tim Samyn

Tim S

Manufacturing Engineering Manager

What I enjoy about Means are the people, the size of the company, and the diverse opportunities they provide. The collective of individuals here at Means is small enough where you will get to know most everyone. With getting to know most everyone, bonds are created where everyone can joke around with each other and still get the job done at the end of the day. I wear many hats that provide many opportunities throughout my week, which keeps it interesting. These opportunities include manager, machinist, debug technician, safety member, project manager, and designer. Means provides many incentives to strive harder to engineer and produce robust/quality products.