Inspiring Stories


I started at “The Gleason Works” in Rochester NY, USA, in May of 2019 in the Accounts Payable Department. I seized the opportunity to work for one of the great pillar companies in the Rochester community with a longstanding reputation for excellence and such a long history. After a year working with the Finance Team under the tutelage and training of my supervisor, I decided to pursue my educational and career goals by taking advantage of Gleason’s Tuition Reimbursement program to complete the educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam. In July 2021, after 2 years with the company, I was promoted into my dream role with the Corporate Finance Department as a Corporate Accountant where I work with a great global team and continue to grow within the Company.

- Gabrielle, Corporate Accountant -

Great Camaraderie

Reflecting back at 39 years with the company, the number one reason for me was camaraderie. Gleason has an amazing foundation of strength working together as teams with a goal of committing to the highest of standards in gear manufacturing and being loyal to our internal and external customers. As my business career path as a technical data support employee has taken me throughout the company, I have grown in so many ways by interacting with every stage - from initial order entry to aftermarket support. I believe Gleason’s advanced technologies and global data support will drive the future, helping to achieve our customers’ ambitious goals.

- Valerie, Engineering Technical Support -

Challenging and Rewarding

I am an advance manufacturing Precision Machinist at Gleason. I started my career here on both a centerless and surface grinder. Gleason provided the opportunity to learn how to program, setup and operate the latest CNC precision grinding equipment. I have earned the highest level machinist job class at Gleason. I find the work challenging and rewarding. We have a lot of great coworkers and leaders who communicate well. I love coming to work every day knowing I’m contributing to a great organization.

- Tim, CNC Operator -

Global Family

I joined Gleason around 6 years ago. As the Marketing Manager in China, I am grateful to work with a global team of professionals that create a family atmosphere at work. We are challenged every day, but we are also rewarded for our hard work and contributions toward the success of the company.

- Abby, Marketing Manager China -

Pride & Passion

I started my career as an Apprentice Industrial Clerk at Gleason. In parallel, I continued my education as a Business Economist which was greatly supported by my employer. Today I work as a Human Resources Representative & Apprenticeship Manager. I love to work with people, and I am proud to develop talent and support young people at the start of their careers. Gleason has always supported my personal and professional growth, and I am very appreciative of this.  

- Costanza, HR Representative & Apprenticeship Manager -