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Jim Ruthemeyer

Jim Ruthemeyer

Territory Manager

Territory Management for Central and Southern Ohio, Sales and Applications Engineering.

Graduating from vocational school machine shop, Jim followed in his father’s footsteps spending 12 years as a machinist and tool and die maker.

After studying Electro Mechanical Engineering at Cincinnati State College, Jim went to work at GE Aircraft Engines as a process specialist in the Electro Chemical Machining department.

He was soon promoted to CNC Programmer and Manufacturing Methods Writer for machining jet engine turbine rotors, metalworking at its finest!

Jim moved on to Xomox Corporation as Manufacturing Engineer developing machining and assembly methods for large valve manufacturing.  In this position Jim gained further experience in work cell design, plant layout, and programming of CNC machining centers.

Jim was promoted to Facilities Manager at XOMOX and managed Manufacturing Engineering, Tool and Die Shop, and Facilities and Equipment Maintenance departments.

Moving on to OPW Dover Corporation Jim managed Manufacturing Engineering, Tool and Die Shop, and Facilities and Equipment Maintenance, Testing Laboratory and Safety and Health for four satellite manufacturing facilities. In 2002 he earned the Black Belt Certification in Six Sigma Quality Control and managed several cost savings and product quality improvements in the OPW manufacturing facility.

Working as Corporate Safety Director, he implemented behavior based safety practices at several of the OPW facilities. Jim’s team won several awards from The Butler County Safety Council for improved plant safety performance.

Jim’s work in reducing manufacturing operating cost using pneumatic devices was recognized by the national publishing company, Penton Publications.  His work was featured in the July 2005 issue of Hydraulics and Pneumatics Magazine in the article “The Logical Choice for Factory Automation.”  Additional work was published in the February 2005 issue of Machine Design Magazine in the article “Automation on a Budget.”

Jim has been with AMMC for eight years as a Territory Manager sizing and implementing servo motion control systems in a variety of industries including Military, Food Processing, Machine Tool, General Automation, and Robotics.