Welcome to www.jomanco.com, the home page for
Johnson Manufacturing Company
2344 Valley Drive
Eagle Mountain, UT 84043
Tel: 801-768-3445 Fax: 801-768-2607
Contact: Kent H. Price, President
Brief history and description of operations:
Johnson Manufacturing Company was established in 1949 and was incorporated in Michigan in 1979. Present management assumed operational control February 14, 1986 and completed the purchase of the company December 31, 1987. 100% of the stock is held by Kent and Keena Price, a married couple.
For most of its recent history, Johnson was a machine shop specializing in small high-precision parts primarily for the aerospace industry. In 1995, the machining operations were sold to Precision Sheet Metal and Machine Company (now Precision Aerospace Corporation) who hired the production employees of Johnson, assumed all open contracts and acquired most of the production equipment.
Since the sale to Precision, Johnson has retained its corporate status and has focused on the development and commercialization of new technologies including a “gear availability and synchronization indicator” known as The GearMaster. A patent (No. 5,941,922) on this device was issued August 24, 1999 with Johnson Manufacturing Company as the assignee. GearMaster International is a division and a registered DBA of Johnson Manufacturing Company. Following successful beta testing of the prototypes, production and full scale marketing to the heavy trucking industry are now underway. Further information on The Gearmaster is available on the web at www.gearmaster.com.
Brief Management Biography:
KENT PRICE, Owner/President
MBA, 1969 - Harvard Business School, Boston, Mass.
Bachelor of Science, Business Management, 1967 - Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Certified Manufacturing Engineer, 1991 - Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SMfgE)
1969-1975: employed by California Cedar Products Company in Stockton, California as plant manager.
1975-1981: employed by The Talley Corporation as Managing Director of its European subsidiary, Electro Pneumatic International, located in Hausham, Germany.
1982-1984: employed by Beatrice Foods Corp as president of Hekman Furniture Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Also served as acting group president of other Beatrice divisions.
1984-1986: employed by Thomas Industries as president of Colonial Manufacturing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
1986-present: Owner and President of Johnson Manufacturing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Eagle Mountain, Utah. (1986-1995: full time, 1995-2002: part time, 2002-present: full time)
(Concurrent with activities of Johnson Manufacturing Company):
1995-2000: employed by Success Financial Group, Grandville, Michigan as vice president, registered representative (SEC Series 7), investment advisor and seminar instructor.
2000-2002: employed by Liquitek Enterprises, Inc. as president of two subsidiaries - Distech Ltd. of Auckland, New Zealand, and Liquitek Corporation of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Since April, 2002, resumed full-time service as Owner and President of Johnson Manufacturing Company and its newly formed division, GearMaster International.
For further information, see www.kprice.com .