Michael Gagel

  • Hudson OH
Michael Gagel

Technical Training Instructor

Work History

Work History
Mar 2000 - Present

Swagelok Company

Solon, OH

Technical Sales Training Project Manager 2001-present

  • Develop technical training programs
  • Qualify Swagelok factory and distributor associates to install various fluid system components
  • Write product user's manuals
  • Provide set-up, operation, and product inspection guidelines
  • Design unique tube bending layout methodologies
  • Develop and facilitate multi-day tube bending training programs
  • Serve as subject matter expert for fluid system component installation

Training Specialist 2000-2001

  • Develop manufacturing work skill training curriculum
  • Train new and temporary employees on basic machining and CNC machines

Jun 1995 - Mar 2000

Atlantic Company (a branch of Swagelok)

Willoughby Hills, OH

Training Coordinator 1999-2000

  • Develop equipment preventive maintenance program and associated training 
  • Coordinate and facilitate associate training programs

Production Supervisor 1997-1999

  • Supervise auxiliary and high-volume production departments

  • Prepare/conduct performance reviews for up to 15 associates

Manufacturing Engineer 1995-1997

  • Establish machining speeds and feeds to maximize tool life and production output
  • Conduct tooling design tests
Jan 1991 - Jan 1995

Dana Corporation - Cleveland Chassis Plant

Oakwood Village, OH

Operations Manager 1993-1995

  • Implement lean manufacturing methodology
  • Supervise manufacturing engineer, maintenance, and tool room associates

Manufacturing Engineer 1991-1993

  • Manufacturing process optimization
  • Product and tooling design


Jan 1987 - Jan 1991

Bachelor of Arts in Technology

Kent State University



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