This month we talked with Adam Gleason, grandson of co-founder Miner Gleason (the "Gle" in Glebar) and son of VP of Engineering, Robert Gleason.
Q. How long have you been at Glebar?
A. 14 years, 6 full-time
Q. Was your father an inspiration? Grandfather?
A. Both my father and grandfather were big inspirations to me. I grew up around cars and spent the majority of my youth tinkering. As a kid, I would see my dad fix just about everything regardless of what it was. He rarely hesitated to dive into something he had never done before. His logic and problem-solving skills always prevailed and I’m lucky enough to have gotten the same genes.
Q. What's excites you the most about engineering?
A. Solving the unsolvable. Designing machinery and automation can be extremely rewarding. When your design is a success and exceeds the customer’s (or your boss’s) expectations, it’s a great feeling.
Q. What was the most interesting project you worked on/developed?
A. This is a really tough question. We have developed some really advanced automation in the last few years especially. I would have to say it’s a tossup between the 100% defect free, soup to nuts, production cell we did for a valve train component and an automated cell we developed.
Q. How does the Engineering team work together?
A. We have a great team of engineers at Glebar. Our programmers are second to none. Our mechanical and electrical engineers are extremely innovative and rarely offer only one solution to a problem. We work well together and don’t let pride get in the way of progress.
Q. Where do you see Glebar 10 years from now?
A. I believe we already made our mark in the automation world and that market is only going to get bigger for us. We’re in the solutions business and I expect that to continue to grow and evolve.
Q. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
A. I have way too many hobbies (ask my wife). Computers and cars are my main interests outside of work.