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HELLER SERVICES RECOGNISED - Ford Motor Company honours commitment

In two large-scale powertrain projects at US Ford Motor Company, the two HELLER service employees - John Dillonand Martin Keitel - were praised by the customer for their committed and professional expertise in managing an exemplary project.

Recognition from Ford Motor Company

Martin Keitel (left) and John Dillon (right) receiving recognition from Ford Motor Company for their outstanding service

Two service engineers from HELLER USA were recently recognized by Ford Motor Company for their contribution to the commissioning of two large powertrain projects.

John Dillon, employed at HUS for 15 years, received praise from Ford for this commitment to the continuous improvement initiative in the Sterling Axle plant. According to Ford, he rescued the situation as machines were being re-installed as part of the SOP for the axis model series of the revised F150 pick-up. These were eight HELLER MCi 25 centres for machining axle tubes, and eight HELLER MCi 16 for machining gear rims and differential supports.

Martin Keitel, who has been with HELLER for 40 years, received recognition from Ford Motor Company in Windsor (Ontario) for his management role in installing and commissioning nine HELLER crankshaft machining centres.

The management at Ford Powertrain highlighted his expertise and his commitment, both of which contributed to all the company’s expectations being fulfilled on time and on budget. Keitel excelled not only in the way he supported the workflows in Windsor. Through his exemplary mentoring of various professional groups, he also ensured the production targets were met.

According to Ford, these two HELLER service engineers demonstrated exactly the kind of commitment and professional expertise one would expect of a machine supplier.


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