3 GENERATIONS OF KNOWLEDGE
Old School Knowledge combined with State of the Art Technology
My name is Marc Stipo. I am a 3rd generation Swiss machinist. My grandfather started in this trade running CAM Tornos machines in the basement of his grocery store. My father, who passed away in 2018, was a Marine who went to work for my Grandfather in 1965. After 6 years, he decided to buy the customer base from my grandfather, who was ready to retire. He moved us to a small town in Northwest NJ, where he started his business in the basement.
My childhood was unique in that I cant remember a time when I was a kid, when there were less than 20 people in my basement working. Although I didn’t learn the trade until I was in my 20’s, I was exposed to it my entire life.
I officially started working in the manufacturing field in 1993. I started at the bottom eventually worked my way up the ladder. I learned how to hand grind tools and I worked on some of the first CNC swiss machines. I am self taught in G-Code programming, including Macro and Parametric programming.
In 1999, I took over the business due to my father falling ill. We went from having some of the oldest CNC Swiss machines to buying state of the art Citizen machines.
My ability to think outside the box took a high volume part that took 9 steps and a double digit scrap rate, to 2 steps to a near zero percent scrap rate.
There have been several articles written about me, and I was interviewed by Partmaker, which in turn created a video for their marketing department
In 2016, my wife and I moved to New Hampshire, where I started this consulting company, and my wife took a job in the school district. We live here with our twin boys, Charlie and Zachary. It is a wonderful place to raise a family.
I decided to start this consulting company to train CNC Swiss Machinists and operators, help with programming onsite or offsite, work with engineers to develop processes, and event consult on matters of business.
In todays manufacturing, people have coined the phrase, skills gap. That is true to a point because the main reason there is a skills gap is due to a training gap. People have the skills already, they just need to know how to access those skills. That’s where I come in. I thoroughly enjoy teaching, and to be able to pass along the knowledge that I have gained over 30 years