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Tony started his career in patternmaking and pouring metal at the age of 16 for Carlberg Industries as an apprentice and worked his way up to journeyman. Tony received his certificate for Patternmaker from Minneapolis Vocational Institute along with several other trainings, certificates, and accreditations over the years. He later acquired a position at Accord Prototype and Pattern as patternmaker and model maker. In October of 1991 he began working at Craft Pattern & Model as a Patternmaker and advanced to Project Manager and inside sales. In January 2008 he purchased the business from Dennis Hagen, renaming it Craft, Pattern & Mold. Since purchasing the business he has added numerous machining centers, plastic operations, and foundry capabilities. In 2011 the business was moved to Montrose, MN to allow for more growth and expansion. With over 30 years of experience in this industry Tony’s skill and expertise are invaluable with customers and employees.Tony@CraftPattern.com
Ben received his degree in CNC Machining from Ridgewater College in 2002. During college he interned with a company that machined race car engines. He started with Craft Pattern as our delivery driver and quickly moved in to the shop to create SLA’s used in silicone molds for cast urethanes. He left for a short period of time to work as a CNC machinist for a machine shop that built agriculture parts. He was asked to come back to Craft as the Product Development Estimator because of his exemplary work in the past and is now using his skills to help with our secondary operations and in sourcing special tooling needs.Ben@CraftPattern.com
Kurt started as a machinist in 2000 working on patterns, injection molds, wax molds, models, secondary machining, plastic and metal parts, jigs and fixtures, and vacuum, compression, and fiberglass tools. In 2001 he completed his AAS machine tool degree. He started with Craft Pattern in 2002 as a machinist and as the demand for quality increased he moved into the newly created position of Quality Manager in 2009. He has also completed his B.S. in Applied Management and received a Carlson Certificate of Quality in 2009.Kurt@CraftPattern.com