Beckett Gas, Inc. 
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Developing the next generation of manufacturers

Preparing for future success by developing people through a culture of respect


Practitioner Presentation
Wednesday, Oct. 11 Location Code
2:30pm-3:30pm Hynes Center, Level 3, Ballroom B WS/40



Learn how Beckett Gas is preparing for the future by developing current colleagues and engaging the colleagues needed to grow the business of tomorrow. Discover the approach that is used to attract this new talent and unlock their potential.


Having trouble finding good employees with the right skills? Hear how Beckett Gas had a similar issue and developed a way to solve this problem. The key is tapping into the talent that already resides in the company and finding creative ways to attract new talent to enhance the journey. Learn how Beckett Gas, through its people-centric leadership and enduring values, is providing opportunities for people to achieve their true potential and have a meaningful work experience. Understand how Beckett Gas is preparing the next generation of manufacturers to ensure the future success of the business.


Beckett Gas started in 1988 with a vision and a couple engineers designing gas burners in a century old home. Since its meager beginnings, the company has continued to grow by developing and producing gas burners, heat exchangers and other combustion components for a large variety of residential and commercial industries. Through the latest acquisition, Beckett Gas is one of the largest gas burner manufacturers in the world. Together with Worgas, a wholly owned subsidiary in Europe, over 400 combined colleagues across five locations serve equipment manufacturers in over 35 countries.

Presenters: Paul Calaway / Greg Bloomfield

Paul Calaway is director of manufacturing and supply chain management at Beckett Gas, Inc. He joined the R.W. Beckett Corporation in 1988 as an industrial engineer and was instrumental in developing the Beckett Production System. In 1994, he joined Beckett Gas as a manufacturing engineer responsible for supporting a new acquisition. He then became plant manager for the acquisition in 1997. Calaway graduated with a B.S. degree in management engineering from Grove City College and an M.S. degree in manufacturing management from Kettering University. 

Greg Bloomfield is manager of the manufacturing excellence team at Beckett Gas, where he leads a group responsible for safety, quality, automation, continuous improvement, training and people development for two manufacturing facilities. He joined Beckett Gas in 2004 as a continuous improvement engineer and has over 25 years of experience in process improvement in various industries from automotive, telecommunications and steel manufacturing. Bloomfield has a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Cleveland State University.