Gleason Doctoral Fellowships Established at Rochester Institute of Technology

February 23, 2016

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Gleason Corporation and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) are pleased to announce the establishment of a Doctoral Fellowship program.  The fellowships will be incorporated into RIT’s Ph.D.  Engineering Program.  Gleason has donated $300,000 in support of these fellowships.

Brian M. Perry, Vice President of Rochester Operations at The Gleason Works, said, “Gleason and RIT have enjoyed a mutually beneficial and highly valued relationship for over 100 years.  As Gleason celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015, we felt it important to build on our success with RIT and establish these Doctoral Fellowships.  As a leader in the gear industry, Gleason relies on the strong engineering talent that RIT develops here in Rochester.  We are proud that Gleason employs almost 100 RIT alumni in our Rochester plant.  This fellowship program sponsors valuable research into advanced gear design and systems engineering that will benefit gear producers globally.  Gears are used in a wide variety of products across hundreds of different applications.  The needs for greater energy efficiency, improved noise characteristics, greater duty cycles and lower costs are key objectives within the research plans.”

Gleason Corporation has a long and storied history of involvement and advancement in gear research.  As a holder of several hundred patents in gear manufacturing technology, Gleason continues to lead the way in advanced process technologies and manufacturing systems to optimize gear production.  As an industry leader, Gleason has established several research and development relationships with colleges and universities throughout the world.  This newly established fellowship program at RIT is a continuation of technology leadership for Gleason and for its research partners.

Gleason Corporation’s mission is to be The Total Gear Solutions Provider to its global customer base.  Gleason is a leader in the development, manufacture and sale of gear production machinery and related equipment and automation solutions. The Company’s products are used by customers in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, mining, energy, construction, power tool and marine industries and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets. Gleason has manufacturing operations in the United States, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, India, China and Japan, and has sales and service offices throughout North and South America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region

 


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