DAVE HATAJ is the second-generation president and owner of Edgerton Gear, Inc., a Wisconsin-based custom gear manufacturer, where has worked for over 30 years. As a journeyman machinist by age twenty-one, Dave then earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California-Irvine. He completed his master’s thesis of Systems Theory and Family Business from Regent College in Vancouver, BC. In 2014 he earned a Doctorate of Transformational Leadership from Bakke Graduate University, developing a curriculum called Craftsman with Character. The course introduces high school students to the trades and manufacturing as an excellent career path, while developing character and soft skills. (https://www.craftsmanwithcharacter.org/)
Dave Hataj is the author of Good Work: How Blue Collar Business Can Change Lives, Communities, and the World. (Moody Publishers April 2020)
Located in America’s heartland, Edgerton Gear is a precision machine shop that combines old world craftsmanship with new world technology. Since 1962, Edgerton Gear has grown steadily, winning the loyalty of its customers by producing consistently high quality components, on schedule, and at competitive prices.
We specialize in smaller batch sizes of 100 pieces or less manufacturing a wide range of standard, custom, and reverse-engineered components to exact specifications. Our equipment can cut gears up to 60 inches in diameter and up to a 1.5 diametrical pitch.