Matt is an engineer by background, with a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University.
He began his career at Rockford in 1998, when the company was known as John S. Barnes, and was promoted to engineering manager. In 2006, he left the company to join Komax Systems, acquiring valuable experience as program manager for automation equipment used in the medical, electronics and automotive industries. He rejoined Concentric in 2008 as an account manager, eventually taking charge of a sales force of account managers and applications engineers, serving customers across North and South America.
Rockford is one of two major manufacturing plants for Concentric, which manufactures hydraulic pumps, motors, power packs and flow dividers for mobile equipment applications. The other plant is located in Hof, Germany. Concentric is an innovator in flow control and fluid power, supplying components for trucks, buses and industrial vehicles worldwide.