Gary Moran holds a B.S. in Industrial Arts majoring in Metals Technology from Oklahoma Panhandle State College.
I have 40+ years of experience in virtually all forms of metal forming and fabrication. Over the course of my career, I served variously as Lead, Supervisor, Inspector, Quality Manager, and Plant Manager for several different companies. In the job shop arena, it was quite common to ‘reverse engineer’ products, which often required me to examine a sample to determine the raw material/ methods/tools used in the original manufacture. My experience as an inspector taught me to ‘read’ tooling marks which enables me to determine the method(s) of manufacture (and therefore an indication of the age) of metal objects.