EQI Attends GIFA 2015 In Germany

EQI attended the GIFA conference in Dusseldorf, Germany in late June.  The show provided the newest technologies and best practices in the casting industry and provided a great format for EQI to meet potential customers, vendors, and suppliers.  The 4 day conference provided us the opportunity to meet with vendors from all continents and discuss the market trends, challenges, and opportunities going forward.  Meeting with these industry leaders is further evidence that EQI is committed to being the market leader in everything related to metal castings.

July 7, 2015

Dr. Lisa Cook Visits EQI Supplier

EQI was honored to have Dr. Lisa Cook  visit one our Chinese Foundries during her visit to China in May.  Dr. Cook is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan and was in China visiting various universities discussing the Western Economy and global trade.  During her tours with EQI, Lisa visited some of our facilities discussing her perspective on the importance of foundries in the economy and her view of the economic global landscape.  Lisa has worked at the Department of Treasury, Stanford University, Harvard University, and now is at Michigan State.  Having her travel to our foundry facilities is another value EQI provides to our foundry partners.

May 25, 2015

EQI Welcomes Mike Rederstorf

EQI is pleased to announce that Mike Rederstorf has accepted a position as a Senior Project Engineer effective April 1, 2015. In this role, Mike will be responsible for supporting our many customer activities and growth opportunities. His primary focus will be supporting our steel and machine tool products.

Mike comes to us with vast experience in manufacturing, casting, machining, tool/die making, and engineering management. He previously spent 20 years with Howmet Corporation as Senior Project Engineer and Engineering Manager, followed by 7 years as Engineering Manager at Hitchiner Manufacturing.

Mike is originally from West Michigan and has recently moved back to this area in search of new opportunities and to be closer to his family.

Mike will report to Brian DeVasConCellos, Business Unit Manager at EQI.

We are excited to have Mike as part of our team and look forward to his contributions towards the continued success of EQI.

Please join me in greeting Mike (Red) Rederstorf!

April 23, 2015

Matt Kline Promoted to Quality Manager

It is my pleasure to announce that effective Monday, February 16th Matt Kline has been internally promoted to the role of Quality Manager for EQI.

Matt joined EQI in the fall of 2013 as a Sr. Project Engineer. In his over twenty years of work experience, Matt has held various positions in Process/Project Engineering, Program Development, Supplier Development Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Value Improvement Engineering at an array of companies including;  Allison Engine, Rolls-Royce, Alcoa-Howmet, and Hitchiner Manufacturing.

In his new role, Matt will be responsible for the overall planning, management and coordination of EQI’s Quality Assurance activities to ensure that we deliver products which satisfy our customer’s requirements.

Please join me in congratulating Matt on his promotion to Quality Manager!

March 3, 2015

EQI Welcomes Jim Brown

EQI is pleased to announce that Jim Brown joined our outstanding organization on December 8, 2014.

Jim will be working as a Senior Project Engineer to support our many customer activities and growth opportunities.  His primary focus will be supporting our counterweight customers.

Jim brings a great deal of past industry experience in Quality, Foundry, and Continuous Improvement.  His most recent role was with Ethicon (Johnson and Johnson) as a Sr. Continuous Improvement/Quality Engineer.  In addition, Jim spent 10 years working as a Quality Engineer at Alcoa Automotive Castings working with aluminum castings.

Jim, originally from Grand Haven, will be relocating with his family to West Michigan from Georgia.


Please join me in welcoming Jim to EQI.


January 23, 2015

EQI Welcomes Mike Knevitt

EQI is pleased to announce that Mike Knevitt has accepted a position as a Senior Business Development Engineer effective November 10, 2014.  In this role, Mike will be responsible for providing technical support to our team, guidance regarding some markets he is well versed in, and also will be assisting with our objective of global supplier expansion. Mike will report to David Redeker, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at EQI.


Mike is a native of Michigan and prior to accepting this position, he served as Sourcing Manager (2000-2014) at Dake, Inc. in Grand Haven, Michigan, and Operations Manager at Grand Haven Brass Foundry (1994-2000).


Mike brings broad international sourcing experience and a proven track record of success in complex engineering and manufacturing, which will be invaluable in supporting EQI’s global customer base.


January 16, 2015

2014 International Foundry Congress In Mexico

EQI recently attended the International Foundry Congress and Expo in Monterrey, Mexico. The expo was well attended and allowed us to meet with several foundries using various processes to produce metal castings. The visit helped EQI to better understand the current manufacturing environment in Mexico and also gain specific insight into foundry operations there. We are continuously analyzing global foundry opportunities, markets, economies, and countries in which we work and, in doing so, EQI will continue to expand its sourcing footprint. There are many advantages to doing business in Mexico and EQI looks forward to the opportunities that may result from our visit there.

October 30, 2014

IMTS 2014

EQI traveled to the 2014 IMTS Expo in Chicago earlier this month to visit with customers and review the newest technologies within the machinery and machine tools segments. It was great to meet with our customers and see their exciting product innovations at work.

IMTS also provided EQI the opportunity to investigate new inspection equipment, such as high precision hand-held optical scanners which continue to become more portable and efficient. These new tools will assist EQI’s layout technicians in the field to capture rapid and accurate dimensional inspection data in support product qualifications and ongoing production.

EQI continually strives to expand its technical capabilities, while at the same time improving its customers’ position in the market place. Out participation at the 2014 IMTS in Chicago highlights EQI’s continuing drive to meet the ever increasing expectations of a demanding market place.

September 24, 2014

EQI Welcomes Bryan Spaulding

EQI is pleased to announce that Bryan Spaulding has accepted a position as a Project Engineer effective July 28, 2014.  In this role, Bryan will be responsible for managing new product development and production programs in support of EQI’s customers and partner foundries in China, India, and the USA. Bryan will report to Brian DeVasConCellos, Business Unit Manager at EQI.


Bryan graduated from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to accepting this position, he served as Quality Engineer (2004-2009) and Sourcing Manager (2009-2014) at Trans Pacific Engineering & Sourcing, Inc. in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Bryan brings broad international sourcing experience and a proven track record of success in complex engineering and manufacturing, which will be invaluable in supporting EQI’s global customer base.

July 28, 2014

EQI Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Michael Koch has been given the assignment of Business Unit Manager for a number of key accounts. In this role, Mike will have the responsibility for leading all customer activities. Mike has worked at EQI for 2 years, and has 15 years’ experience working in the casting industry.

Mike has demonstrated his ability as a technical leader and is being given the opportunity to expand  his role into the business and customer service aspects of EQI. In addition to his new assignment, Mike will continue his responsibilities as Senior Engineer.

Please join us in congratulating Mike in his new assignment and supporting his continued success and growth with EQI.

May 19, 2014


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