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Standex ETG

Standex ETG's Story

Standex Engineering Technologies Group (ETG) leverages best-in-class metal forming technologies, strategic operations and deep industry experience to design and manufacture cost-effective solutions. For this reason, we can support customers’ advanced designs in the aviation, space, defense, energy and medical markets.

With attention to achieving reduced cost and complexity across an unmatched range of formed sizes, shapes and alloys, the ETG team establishes close and collaborative relationships with customers. Due to these close relationships, we can use conventional and innovative methods to meet our customers’ challenges. In fact, our team is equipped to use a wide range of specialty equipment to support these needs.

Metal Forming Technologies

Our broad portfolio of metal forming technologies is designed to tackle the most complex challenges faced by our customers. We work on the largest thicknesses and diameters in the industry across the broadest selection of alloys. We do this by utilizing CNC assets that offer teach & play capability that results in a maximum consistency in reaching near-net form. Industry-leading forming assets enable us to be a turnkey solutions provider to our customer base.

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Manufacturing Facilities

The ETG division consists of five Spincraft plants within MA, WI and UK. It is important to realize that each site provides global manufacturing solutions through collaborative engineering efforts. Each location works together processing and sharing technical knowledge across our business.


ETG’s precision net and near-net forming technologies are further enhanced by tactically integrated manufacturing processes. Our state-of-the-art facilities house world-class supporting processes including heat treatment, machining, welding, EDM, inspection, fabrication & assembly and more.

Dynamic & Responsive Customer Partnerships

Nothing is more critical than developing and maintaining strong, lasting partnerships with our customers. With this in mind, we rely on decades of industry experience and collaboration to be successful in identifying cost savings, complexity reductions and performance improvements. Our production operations are focused on leveraging operational excellence. ETG is constantly striving to provide the highest-quality product and optimize processes. 

Quality & Approvals

Because our aerospace and defense customers require the highest level of commitment to quality, ETG is dedicated to 100% assurance of the solutions we provide. We’ve kept that promise at every step of the manufacturing process. Our track record of deliveries has been proven with critical industry certifications and customer accreditations.


Len Paolillo

Len Paolillo


Len Paolillo has been the President of Standex Engineering Technologies Group since January 2010. Before assuming his current role, Len held various roles of increasing responsibility including Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Operations and Business Planning. He has played a critical role in leading the group’s expansion into new markets, geographies and solutions through his industry knowledge and relationships combined with a deep understanding of the business’s core capabilities.

Mike Bates

Vice President Of SALES

Mike Bates is the Vice President of Sales for Standex ETG and has been a member of the ETG team since 2017. He has been instrumental in advancing ETG account and solution expansion via customer intimacy and cross-team collaboration, leveraging his prior commercial, operations and engineering roles for companies producing manufactured products in the aerospace, medical, construction & agriculture and automotive industries.

James Watson ETG VP of Finance

James Watson

Vice President of finance

James Watson joined Standex ETG in 2024 as Vice President of Finance. With a distinguished career spanning aerospace, life sciences and industrial manufacturing, James has consistently delivered strategic financial leadership and operational excellence. His track record of driving financial performance, fostering growth and maximizing profitability aligns with ETG's vision for the future. With a wealth of expertise in navigating the complexities of manufacturing finance, he will aid in guiding financial strategies ensuring sustainable success and maximizing shareholder value.  

Rob Gallagher

Rob Gallagher

Vice President & General Manager, Spincraft MA

Rob Gallagher joined Standex ETG in 2017. Prior to his role as General Manager, Rob led the development and execution of organic & inorganic growth strategies, strategic technology advancement projects and marketing initiatives across the division. He also works with Standex International’s Strategy & Business Development team on corporate-wide strategic projects and M&A efforts. Before joining ETG, Rob was a management consultant at Bain & Company.

Sara Esser

Sara Esser

Vice President & General Manager, Spincraft WI

Sara Esser joined the Spincraft team in 2017. In effect bringing a proven background in operational management from roles in the aerospace, aviation and automotive manufacturing industries. She has made a significant impact by shepherding new capability investments, new solution industrialization and optimizing processes. These initiatives will result in driving the next decade of site growth.