Titan Gilroy: Finding Your Career, and Yourself, Through Precision Machining

How Mr. Gilroy approached and dealt with the challenges he faced, in life, and in the shop, will be a positive guide to show us just how capable we are to meet the issues we too face, in life and on the job.


Titan Gilroy will be joining attendees at PMPA’s National Technical Conference in Columbus, Ohio, April 23-25. Mr. Gilroy will share his life story as keynote speaker and a breakout session presenter. He will share his insights about the challenges we face in our shops, no matter how great, are challenges that we can master. Yes, precision machining is a craft that requires technical knowledge, training and innovation. But without a mental attitude of positive confidence, built on a foundation of personal values and commitment to process, the problems will seem insurmountable. How Mr. Gilroy approached and dealt with the challenges he faced, in life, and in the shop, will be a positive guide to show us just how capable we are to meet the issues we too face, in life and on the job.

Early life for Titan Gilroy was full of challenges. From a life on the streets, to time spent in prison, Mr. Gilroy was on a dark path until he walked into a machine shop and took a job as a saw operator. He quickly became the best worker in the shop, moved onto more complicated jobs and eventually learned to program CNC machines. His successes and failures gave him the confidence to start a company, and he channeled his energies into something larger than himself—larger than manufacturing.

In 2016, Mr. Gilroy launched the first online educational platform designed to educate and lift up the industry he loves so much. “Titans of CNC: Academy” is all about taking manufacturing, wherever it’s done, to the next Titan Gilroy: Finding Your Career, and Yourself, Through Precision Machining level. The academy provides students and teachers with an in-depth curriculum: live tooling, five-axis machining, learning how to draw, design and how to program parts from scratch. In other words, it provides real industry experience and practical know-how, all for free.

Mr. Gilroy has recently finished building an advanced CNC school inside San Quentin State Prison. The entire process is documented throughout season three of Mr. Gilroy’s show, Titans of CNC (formerly Titan - American Built), the only national show that lifts up American manufacturing, job growth and education. With all of his recent success, Mr. Gilroy has planned a number of conferences and workshops to support teachers, shop owners and shop leaders. The advancement of education, technology and innovation in the manufacturing industry is a top priority for Mr. Gilroy, and no one can stand in his way to seeing it succeed. Mr. Gilroy is a man on a mission, and he has a passion for taking manufacturing to great heights.

Don’t miss this chance to learn how you and your team can prevail when the materials get tough and the challenges stack up. Titan Gilroy will convince you that you, too, can make a difference, make a great career, and make a great life in precision machining. For more information on all of Mr. Gilroy’s platforms, visit titansofcnc.com.