Katy Spring & Manufacturing, Inc. is pleased to announce Tom Upton has joined its team as its new professional engineer.
Mr. Upton brings with him over 50 years of engineering experience with over 30 years in the spring manufacturing industry. He has worked as a captain with the US Air Force, a downhole equipment design manager with an oilfield equipment company, and president of a spring manufacturing company. Upton holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University, a Professional Engineering Certification from the State of Texas, and owns six patents for oilfield equipment.
In his roles prior to joining Katy Spring, Tom worked on a top-secret government project, was in charge of running an engineering mechanical test lab, and managed the day-to-day functions of two spring manufacturing facilities.
Jason West, General Manager of Katy Spring, said, “We are very excited to have Tom on board. He is a well-known figure in the spring manufacturing industry with a proven record of efficiently driving spring design and engineering projects to successful completion. Tom’s expertise extends well beyond springs, wire forms and formed metal components. He is a strong asset that will complement and enhance Katy Spring’s ability to meet the needs of our customers who provide new and innovative products to the marketplace.”
Tom adds, “I look forward to helping young engineers gain a better understanding of springs and spring design.”
In his free time, Tom Upton enjoys building, maintaining and racing cars, as well as being a model airplane enthusiast.
Katy Spring & Manufacturing, Inc. is a Houston, Texas-based company with its custom spring manufacturing facility located in Katy, Texas. They manufacture custom metal components including compression springs, torsion springs, extension springs, wire forms, flat springs, and assemblies for a wide range of markets including oil and gas, chemical, medical, agricultural, automotive, aerospace, food industry and more. For more information, visit www.katyspring.com or call 281-391-1888.