An Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan Event

Ben Garvelink

General Manager
JR Automation

Ben studied Manufacturing Technology at Lake Superior State University. He has been a part of JR Automation for 19 years, experiencing company growth from 125 people to over 2,000, and close to a billion in sales overall. He started at JR in the Machine Build group, moved to Build Manager, then Business Unit Manager, and now General Manager. In this position, Ben has full PNL responsibility for a group of roughly 200 employees and $80M – $100M per year, of custom designed, built, and programmed equipment.