Bill Gornicki has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of both Diablo Furnaces and Machine Tool Builders (MTB), both based in Machesney Park, Ill. With 29 years of experience in the thermal-processing industry, Gornicki, brings a fresh perspective with proven results to leverage the companies’ offerings of heat-treating furnaces and gear machinery forward to achieve new sales levels. Sustained improvement and long-term growth will be cultivated by Gornicki being intimately focused in operational excellence, expansion of product breadth and capabilities in existing and new markets.

Diablo Furnaces is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of furnaces (internal quench, tempers, box, belt, continuous, car-bottom, rotary, pit), washers and other custom heat-treating equipment. Machine Tool Builders is a remanufacturer, recontroller and custom manufacturer of gear shaping, hobbing and grinding machines.