West Warwick, RI (February 26, 2014) — Chase Machine & Engineering, Inc., a custom machinery design and manufacturing company based in West Warwick, Rhode Island, has hired Michael “Miki” Oliver as an Automation Engineer.

“Miki brings extensive experience in robotics and automation to the table,” said Maria Gil, co-founder and CEO of Chase Machine. “Miki’s passion and energy are infectious, and we can’t wait to see the ways he’ll help broaden the scope of our business.”

Oliver’s distinguished career has led him into mechanics, engineering, and automation, giving him a wide breadth of talents and skills that he hopes to continue to hone at Chase.

“I like seeing the difference I’m making with my machines,” said Oliver of his long career. “Seeing a concept for a machine design being developed and finalized is a huge thrill, and Chase’s innovative variety of machines and clients make that possible.”

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Oliver began his career as a machinist’s apprentice learning how to make parts for machines. He later earned his engineering degree from Hall Institute of Technology and further developed his skills as a draftsman and designer. Soon after, he started his own company and developed automation projects that helped streamline machines for a number of different clients.

Oliver also has headed up automation groups at companies like Davol and Nypro, traveling around the country to different facilities and making key recommendations and changes to streamline their machining processes.

“We want Chase to help our clients become models of efficiency,” said Gil. “We believe Miki’s extensive experience and history in this area will help us do that.”

“What we do here at Chase is an exciting challenge for me,” said Oliver of his new position. “That’s exactly what I’m looking for.”

About Chase Machine & Engineering

Located in West Warwick, Rhode Island, Chase Machine & Engineering is the world’s largest manufacturer of custom web handling equipment. Founded in 1954 as a manufacturer of equipment for the textile industry, Chase Machine & Engineering has expanded its capabilities today to include complete machine and manufacturing system design. Chase serves a wide range of customers in the medical, nonwoven, converting, geotextile, extrusion, filtration and packaging industries.

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