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Innovation – People in action

At Harper, our core strength is the combined knowledge and effort of our unique and multi-talented employees, creating an authentic environment of innovation and collaboration. From engineering to accounting, marketing to manufacturing, Harper’s employees are challenged to think differently every day.

Below are some of Harper’s own who are living our brand – passionate about the customer and pioneering new thermal technology solutions every day.

Maggio “With new materials, going from a batch process to continuous production, you’re faced with so many different unknowns. By conducting initial testing in our lab, we help customers greatly de-risk their process. Without testing, you’re taking a shot in the dark.”

Mike Maggio
Applications Engineer

Check out Mike’s latest white paper on Thermal Processing Optimization: Using Advanced Rotary Tube Internals to Achieve Operational Improvements

 

“It’s a dynamic place to be, where you can tackle challenging processes for innovative materials on a daily basis. Working with materials in reactive atmospheres that are flammable, corrosive, and condensable is the really fun stuff.”

Brian Fuller
Sales Engineer

Read Brian’s latest publication on “Developing Thermal Processes with Energy Efficiency in Mind”

 

Harper International Director of Project Management“At Harper, it’s more about stretching our horizons, taking bigger risks in bigger markets, and that’s pretty unique. The beauty of it has been sustained over decades and there’s a lot to be said for that.”

Ronald Vacek
Director of Engineering

Learn more about Ron’s passion – Customer Support

 

Harper International Director of R&D“There’s some very talented people here. Because of their creativity and their ability to solve problems, it makes it pretty interesting to work here.”

Dr. William Stry
Senior Process Technology Engineer

Read Bill’s latest presentation on “Innovations in Oxidation Technology to Enable Market Growth”

 

Harper International Chief Engineer“We work with new processes through the developmental stage, to the point where it will actually work. At the end of the day, you want something that not only is a neat idea, but it actually has to work.”

Dr. Peter Witting
Senior Process Technology Engineer

Read about how Peter’s ideas turn into real Patents

 

Harper International Process and Technology Engineer“In the field, I deal with everyone from the contractors to the engineers to the project manager, and I’ve even dealt face to face with the people on the board or owners of the company. It is great to be involved with our customers so closely and to develop that kind of relationship.”

Dr. Renee Bagwell
Senior Process Technology Engineer

Read Renee’s recent paper on “Key Parameters for Consideration in the Development of a Carbon Fiber Research Line”

 

Dover“Harper has always been at the forefront of its core businesses, and helping our customers shepherd their development sequence to improve their chance of success is how we work.”

Bruce Dover
Senior Process Technology Engineer

See what Bruce is talking about – The Ignite™ Program