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WHO WE ARE

MEET OUR TEAM

LightSpeed is passionate about Innovation and Continuous Improvement in the American Manufacturing industry. Our vision is for manufacturing processes and products that enable lean and lightweight products at production speeds that transform the competitive landscape.

 

Given the founders’ broad and vast experience in materials and machine engineering as well as metallurgy and casting our initial efforts are focused on American Foundries.

OVER 100 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE

FOUNDED BY EXPERIENCED MATERIALS, ENGINEERING, AND MANUFACTURING BUSINESS OWNERS AND PROFESSIONALS

 

Our passion, vision, experience, and focus translates into the Industry 4.0 Foundry!

JOHN KEOUGH

Founder & Chairman

Award Winning Serial Entrepreneur in Metals/Materials

 

Engineer and Adjunct Professor, Univ. of Michigan

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JOHN BIEL

Director of Product Development

Accomplished Director of Engineering and R&D/IP in Materials/Components industry

Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, Univ. of Michigan

BRANDON WELKER

Product Development Engineer

Molding media, metalcasting, and alloy development experience

Mechanical Engineer, University of Michigan

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DAN SHIRKEY

President

Broad leadership and automated machinery industry experience

 

Mechanical Engineer & University of Michigan MBA

TOM COBETT

R&D Specialist

Over 50 years of experience in the Primary Metals Industries

 

B.S. in Industrial Arts Education from Kent State University

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