GTI Appoints Eric Huston to Leadership Roles
Huston will have dual roles for GTI Spindle Technology Inc. and its GTI Predictive Technology subsidiary.
“We are fortunate to have Eric join us to help both GTI Spindle and Predictive brands evolve,” says Tom Hoenig, GTI president. “Eric’s track record of developing leading-edge solutions while remaining passionate about customer success is paramount to helping us achieve our strategic goals.”
At GTI Spindle, Huston will drive the development and launch of subscription-based business solutions for machine tool spindle repair enabled through digital transformation. At GTI Predictive, Huston will provide leadership and focus encompassing the whole value chain with emphasis on customer excellence, sales, marketing, business and product development.
“I am excited to join the leadership team of GTI Spindle Technology as we embark on the development of new go-to-market approaches for machine tool spindle repair business through implementation of servitization, digitalization and outcome-based business models," Huston says.
Earlier in his career, Huston gained extensive experience in industrial aftermarket services and digital transformation in both domestic and international markets. Prior to GTI, Huston held executive positions at Schaeffler, SKF and Honeywell (Measurex) after starting his career as a maintenance engineer with International Paper (Champion International).
Huston earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maine. He is a member of several professional organizations, having served as vice chair, Manufacturing Technical Group, and chair, Plant Engineering and Maintenance Division for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Huston is currently a member of the Best Practices and Benchmarking Committee for the Society of Reliability and Maintenance Professionals (SMRP). He is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), and a former Certified Energy Manager (CEM) through the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).