Leadership at JR Machine
Under Tim’s visionary leadership and entrepreneurial spirit, JR Machine has become the premier contract manufacturer of precision parts for OEMs nationwide. With an emphasis on deploying the latest automation and robotics technology, combined with a focus on continuous improvement, a collaborative culture, and mentorship, he has guided JR Machine to simplify complex part procurement for customers and consistently deliver impressive results.
Tim says his favorite part about working at JR Machine is observing employees develop and seeing the amazing results delivered by the culture we built together. When Tim is away from work, he enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, spending time with his family, and traveling with his wife Vicki.
With more than 20 years with JR Machine, Parker drives the company’s vision forward to simplify the customer experience. Working directly with customer engineers to understand the critical functions of each part, Parker leads the team to focus on those features while simplifying everything else — to provide exceptional value.
Parker enjoys manufacturing solutions that can be seen in everyday life. He notes that there is not one day that goes by that he doesn’t see one of our parts out in the field in some of the coolest products in the world! When Parker isn’t in the shop (which he says is pretty fun on its own), you can find him spending time with his wife Stephanie and his daughter Ivanna.
Vice President of Operations
A JR Machine team member for more than 25 years, Scott oversees all day-to-day operations, including customer service, quoting, order entry, and purchasing. He carefully selects key suppliers with the same values and objectives as JR Machine to be confident that we will work well together. This ensures we make the procurement and manufacturing of complex parts for our customers effortless and profitable. Outside of work, Scott likes to hunt, fish, and enjoy cabin life.
Quality Assurance Technician
With more than a decade at JR Machine, Keegan is a key part of our team. He creates the control plans used by operators throughout the manufacturing process. He also programs and operates our CMM for checking critical dimensions and parts. Keegan appreciates the family-like culture at JR Machine, where each employee has a sense of belonging and an opportunity to contribute. In his free time, Keegan and his wife like to explore Wisconsin, staying at campgrounds across the state. They are also avid home brewers and enjoy perfecting different styles of beer for friends to try.
With more than 17 years at JR Machine, Shane is involved in just about every facet of business — from monthly planning, project quoting, directing quality assurance technicians, hiring and training new staff, helping with setup and machining of complex parts, equipment, maintenance, and even material handling. His primary focus is maintaining quality and assuring on-time delivery. He admires the respect shared between employees as together they meet new challenges every day with the broad range of parts JR manufactures. Outside of the shop, you’ll find Shane immersed in a woodworking project or shooting sports.
New Project Manager
Tim Grimm is often the first contact new customers have with JR Machine. As new project manager, he manages new OEM relationships developed through our active outreach with companies seeking premier contract manufacturing for precision parts. Tim works closely with current and prospective OEM customers to make sure they understand our culture and capabilities, so we are all on the same page from the start of the relationship. This is key to providing manufacturing services based on forward-thinking, value-added solutions that bring real value to manufacturers.
When Tim is not in the office or at a trade show, you might find him on his motorcycle exploring the country. He also enjoys fishing, hiking, taking road trips, and working on DIY projects — both home and mechanical.
When customer, vendors, and staff need timely responses to administrative questions, Emanuele is the person they turn to. Emanuele handles human resources, accounts payable and receivable, accounting, and payroll. His customer-comes-first approach allows everyone to have the best experience possible when going through JR Machine’s process. His favorite part of each day is learning something new that he can apply to future challenges. In his spare time, Emanuele enjoys taking walks with his wife, playing golf, and completing DIY house projects.