DENVER, N.C. — Leonard Automatics, maker of pressing equipment, recently placed Lee Spradley in a key technical support role, the company reports. In his new role, “Lee is responsible for new machine installations, repairs, rebuilds, and training.”
“My goal at Leonard Automatics has always been to learn and excel through the great knowledge and visions of those that created the company,” says Spradley.
Spradley has built and customized a wide array of equipment during his five years with Leonard, the company says. Most recently, he customized, and provided support for, Leonard’s multi-lane, small-piece, draping stacker, the Stack-N-Store.
“Lee brings years of production and troubleshooting experience to his new position as field service technician,” says Bruce Hutcheson, Leonard Automatics’ customer service manager. “From the original Challenge design and its evolution, including Leonard Automatic’s own Siemens controls, to assembly and testing, Lee’s intimate knowledge of the Stack-N-Store line will be a benefit to the customer and Leonard Automatics as well.”
For 29 years, Spradley has been honing his array of skills in the fields of electrical, electronics, welding, mechanical, hydraulics, and pneumatics, the company notes, adding that he began as an apprentice at age 18.
Leonard Automatic President/CEO Jeff Frushtick adds, “Leonard continues to expand its operation and staff and has a very positive outlook for the coming year.”