GTI Spindle Technology, Inc is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Huston to its leadership team as a Vice President. Eric also serves as Chief Operating Officer of the GTI Predictive Technology subsidiary.
“We are fortunate to have Eric join us to help both GTI Spindle and Predictive brands evolve. Eric’s track record of developing leading-edge solutions while remaining passionate about customer success is paramount to helping us achieve our strategic goals,” says Tom Hoenig, President.
At GTI Spindle, Huston will drive the development and launch of subscription-based business solutions for machine tool spindle repair enabled through digital transformation. At GTI Predictive, Huston provides leadership and focus encompassing the whole value chain with emphasis on customer excellence, sales, marketing, business and product development.
“I am excited to join the leadership team of GTI Spindle Technology as we embark on the development of new go-to-market approaches for machine tool spindle repair business through implementation of servitization, digitalization and outcome-based business models,” states Huston.
Earlier in his career, Huston gained extensive experience in industrial aftermarket services and digital transformation in both domestic and international markets. He has an affinity for the influence and contribution of precision maintenance, proactive reliability, energy efficiency and environmental management upon the profitable growth and sustainability of industrial facilities and fleets. Prior to GTI, Huston has held executive positions with increasing responsibility at Schaeffler, SKF and Honeywell (Measurex) after starting his career as a maintenance engineer with International Paper (Champion International).
Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maine. He is a member of several professional organizations, having served as Vice Chair, Manufacturing Technical Group; and Chair, Plant Engineering and Maintenance Division for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is currently a member of the Best Practices and Benchmarking Committee for the Society of Reliability and Maintenance Professionals (SMRP). Eric is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), and a former Certified Energy Manager (CEM) through the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).