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Introduction of Jim Whalen

Jim Whalen is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Progressive Technologies in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jim has been active in the shot peening industry for over 15 years and holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon receiving his degree, Jim went to work with General Electric and was assigned in various areas of the GE Aircraft Engines manufacturing operation. During this time he was involved in the development and implementation of special processes including shot peening and waterjet cleaning. In 1994 Jim joined Progressive Technologies as the process engineering manager until 1997 when he assumed the responsibilities of his current position. Progressive serves the aerospace, automotive and general equipment industries as a premier manufacturer of shot peening, abrasive blasting, waterjet cleaning, and thermal spray systems.