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Forest City Gear Announces Promotions

Kent Blatchford

Amy Sovina

Forest City Gear has promoted Kent Blatchford to Gear Hobbing Supervisor. Blatchford began his career with Forest City Gear in 2001 in gear hobbing. Over the years, Blatchford has held many roles, including gear hobbing set-up technician, mechanical engineer for gear hobbing, gear inspector, quality technician and gear cutting customer service.

According to Kika Young, President of Forest City Gear, "We are delighted to make this move with Kent in his career and are thankful for his dedication and commitment."

Forest City also promoted Amy Sovina to Quality Assurance Manager. Sovina has worked at Forest City Gear since 1994, starting as a CNC machine operator, then moving on to gear hobbing technician, gear inspector and most recently customer quality engineer. As Quality Assurance Manager, Sovina will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining Forest City Gear's Quality Systems to prevent or eliminate defects in new and existing products and ensuring compliance with industry quality standards.

"We are overjoyed to continue Amy's forward trajectory in her career at Forest City Gear. Her commitment to the company and our motto, Excellence without Exception, is top tier. We are proud to have her represent Forest City Gear," said Young.

For more information contact:

Forest City Gear

11715 Main Street

Roscoe, IL 61073


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