Meet The Team

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.

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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.

Scott Bostian

Scott B

Senior Designer

Working at Means Industries has opened my eyes to what a working environment should look and feel like. Our culture encourages everyone to never stop learning and to be the best employee possible. The strong engineering drive to come up with the next best product is a great change from other companies that I have worked for.

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.

Lee O

Lee O

Program Manager

Due to world economics, I have had an opportunity to work for a number of global companies of varying sizes in both the automotive and chemical industries with responsibilities ranging from my first as a product engineer to various developmental engineering, manufacturing engineering, program management, corporate engineering liaison, engineering management, maintenance management and capital management positions.  This career path has provided familiarity with a wide variety of global and domestic employer, customer and supplier work environments and cultures.  With this in mind, it is easy for me to say that Means is a great place to work!

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.

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.

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.

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.