Meet Your CNC Workshop Instructors
Eric Andersen’s background in metal working spurred an interest in CNC. Graduating from the Madison Area Technical College with a Machine Tool Degree, Andersen competed in the 2008 Skills USA Wisconsin Competition, placing first in the Advanced Manufacturing and second in Individual Machining Skills categories. He went on to place third in Advanced Manufacturing in the 2008 Skills USA National Competition. Prior to joining Tormach, Eric worked as a Machinist for Cardinal Glass Automation Group. Born in Highland Park, Illinois, Andersen is a member of the controversial Tormach Chicago Bears Fan Club. He has two daughters and enjoys wood carving and inventing in his home machine shop, and has been a SprutCAM/Technical Support Specialist at Tormach since March of 2009.
Bringing over three decades of tool and die experience with him to Tormach, Technical Support Specialist/Machinist Scott Johnson’s machine tool background ranges from CNC to manual milling, lathe, EDM, and surface grinding. Former President of Rockford Forging Die and Tool Company in Rockford, Illinois, Johnson brought his supervisory skills with him to the tool room at Forgings and Stampings Inc. in Delavan, Wisconsin and Estwing Manufacturing in Rockford, Illinois. In his free time, Johnson enjoys spending time with his wife and family, riding his road bike, walking, reading, and traveling to Door County, Wisconsin and the Minnesota Boundary Waters.
With twenty two years at CCI Ammunition in Lewiston, Idaho, Rory DesJardin held the positions of Machinist Technician, Journeyman Machinist, and R&D Engineering Technician. He joined Tormach as a Product Designer in January, 2012. Moving his PCNC 1100 and shifter controller business, RADesigns Products, with him to Wisconsin, DesJardin was a three-year Tormach customer before he became a Tormach employee. DesJardin holds an Associates of Applied Sciences degree in Mechanical Engineering from Spokane Community College. His life philosophy is this, “If it rolls, floats, flies or shoots; runs on gasoline or gunpowder; goes fast or shoots an accurate bullet; and makes lots of noise—thus producing torque or recoil—it’s cool.”
Bringing ten years of professional experience in advanced manufacturing systems, digital design tools, and applied software to his role as Applications Engineer, Andy Grevstad has worked in product development and technical support for Tormach since 2008. Earning both a B.S. in Metals and Materials Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a M.S. in Materials Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Grevstad worked for Third Wave Systems, Inc in Minneapolis, Minnesota, prior to returning to Madison to join Tormach. He is a regular contributor to Digital Machinist magazine and also blogs weekly about CNC milling and related topics on the Tormach blog, Milling Around. In his spare time he likes to garden, fix Volkswagens, and Minnesota Twins baseball.