50 years

50 years

Phone (616) 698-6961

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IMG 8720General Die & Engineering’s objective is to provide 100% satisfaction with 100% on time delivery. We provide detail-oriented program management to insure not only the best Quality of our product but also ensure our customer’s needs are fulfilled. Our internal metrics show we have achieved on time delivery of 99.9% for the past 36 months and 100% for the past 27 months.

Project engineering tools we use include:

  • New tool Kick-off meetings to review the scope of work, customer tooling needs and standards.
  • Design & Engineering check sheets at three different levels to ensure customer requirements are followed, Action items logs are reviewed so build questions are resolved in a timely manner.
  • A Mold build plan detailing customer expectation is developed with descriptive build requirements for each department.
  • CMM “Metrology” check requirements are developed with the customer to ensure all critical features are controlled and checked.
  • A detailed Mold Check List is completed by the tool maker and reviewed by the Forman & Program manager at the end of the build prior to shipment. We encourage our customer to inspect their tools with us prior to delivery.
  • Any non-compliant issues will be corrected prior to shipment or shipped with the customer’s authorization.
  • Any defect would then be corrected after first sample during the first progression of the tool.
  • Program management personnel will attend meetings with the customer as well as aid at the tool First run at a sample facility or customer’s facility.
  • We use an internal machining schedule “MS Project Master Timeline” for all CNC machines including any sub-contractors if needed.
  • Microsoft Project is used for planning and tracking all tool builds detailing Engineering, to all operation in the cavities, building of the mold base, to final assembly.
  • The dedication of our management team here at General Die & Engineering guarantee’s our employees know our customers’ expectations and strive to make sure that they are met.

Project Engineering Contacts

Our engineering staff is ready to quote your tooling needs.

Whether it's a single tool or an entire tooling package, GDE has the experience you need.

Troy Monroe, Engineering Manager

  • Engineering Design
  • Data Management
     

Phone (616) 871-1454


Curt Herrington, Program Manager

  • Die Cast
  • Plastic Injection
  • Global-sourced Tooling

Phone (616) 871-1467


David Kwiek, Program Manager, I.T. Manager

  • Die Cast
  • Trim Dies
  • Plastic Injection
  • I.T. - Technical Support

Phone 616-871-1447

John Perry, Program Manager

  • Die Cast
  • Coining Dies
  • Aerospace -  Hot Form

Phone (616) 871-1448


Ben Lockman, Program Manager

  • Die Cast
  • Trim Dies
  • HPDC Process

Phone (616) 871-1453


Steve Wiltjer, Estimator, Program Manager

  • Plastic Injection
  • Thermoset Molds
  • Die Cast

Phone (616) 871-1461