2019 Washington Manufacturing Awards, Executive of the Year (Small Company): Tom Miller of Western Industrial Tooling Inc.

The president of Western Industrial Tooling Inc. is this year's Manufacturing Executive of the Year for small companies category
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  • President of Western Industrial Tooling Inc., Tom Miller

This article appears in the May 2019 issue. See more about the winners of the 2019 Washington Manufacturing Awards hereClick here for a free subscription.

Tom Miller, president, Western Industrial Tooling Inc., Redmond

Tom Miller bought himself an already successful Redmond precision-machining business in 2014 with an eye toward taking it to new levels. To get there, he landed AS9100D certification for close-tolerance complex tools, parts and assemblies for aerospace; added wind-tunnel modeling and new processes such as five-axis machining; and began producing parts instead of just the tooling to make them. The company continues to design and manufacture injection molds and a line of precision wire and cabling equipment. Miller is looking for growth by focusing on small-run niche markets, processes and products, including new applications such as medical devices and the space business. 

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