Management

Our team of gear grinding specialists has over 100 years of combined gear manufacturing experience. These are the people responsible for bringing you precision gears of the highest quality:

Sam Haines Gear Motions

SAMUEL R. HAINES, CFO & CHAIRMAN

After graduating with a MBA from Babson College, Sam joined the company in 1973. He was crucial in acquiring Oliver Gear and Nixon Gear, as well as developing a national sales and marketing program. In 1980, Sam moved to Syracuse to assume the management of Nixon Gear as Vice President and General Manager. After strong success and expansion, Sam became President of Gear Motions in 1985. In 2005 Sam became Chairman and assumed the role of CEO/CFO.

Dean Burrows Gear MotionsDEAN BURROWS, PRESIDENT, GEAR MOTIONS

Dean joined the Gear Motions Team in 2008 as President of Nixon Gear. Dean graduated with a Master’s in Engineering Management and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He previously served as Vice President of Operations for Marietta Corporation in Cortland and Director of Global Supply Chain for Carrier Corporation, a Division of United Technologies. Dean brings to Gear Motions over twenty-five years of operations experience from various industries including automotive, medical device and consumer products. In 2013, Dean assumed the role of President of Gear Motions.

Office Phone: 315-701-9017
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Paul Andruszko Gear MotionsPAUL ANDRUSZKO, VICE PRESIDENT, BUFFALO OPERATIONS

Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut. Paul was hired by Niagara Gear in 1988 as a Manufacturing Engineer and has served in various progressive​ roles throughout the years. Prior to being promoted to Vice President, he most recently served as General Manager and Operations and Engineering Manager. Paul’s knowledge and experience in gear design and manufacturing gained through 32 years in industry has assisted many of our customers in bringing their new gear designs to market. Prior to joining Niagara Gear, he served as an Experimental Test Engineer for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, a Division of United Technologies in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Office Phone: 716-348-3037
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Ron Wright Gear MotionsRON WRIGHT, CORPORATE SALES ENGINEERING MANAGER

Ron joined Gear Motions in 1978 in the Production department, working in ID & OD grinding. Since that time, he has held positions in various departments, including Quality, Engineering, where he held the title of Engineering Manager, and Business Development. He has held his current title of Corporate Sales Engineering Manager since the late 1990’s. Ron brings a diverse range of skills and experiences to Gear Motions. He attended Youngstown State University for Mechanical Engineering, and graduated from the University of Phoenix with a B.S. in Business, specializing in Marketing.

Office Phone: 315-701-9018
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