Title: Business Line Manager (2 years with Fenner, 35 including Lumsden)
In the spirit of National Inventors Month, which is celebrated in both May and August, Fenner Precision Polymers is proud to highlight Jeff Beck for his innovative contributions and unwavering dedication to pushing the boundaries of product development.
Jeff is a Fenner business line manager leading the Hoyt Wire Cloth division. He epitomizes the qualities celebrated during this month-long celebration of inventors and their groundbreaking achievements. Known for his expertise in product management, Jeff and his team have consistently embraced innovation, leading to remarkable advancements and patented products within the wire cloth industry.
At Fenner, Jeff operates with a mindset that perfectly aligns with National Inventors Month's values. He has cultivated a culture of fearlessness, always willing to explore uncharted territories and test new ideas. With a track record of success, their approach of "That's so crazy, it just might work!" resonates deeply with the essence of invention and discovery.
The close-knit dynamic of Jeff’s team plays a significant role in their ability to foster innovation. The strong bond and camaraderie within the core group leads Jeff to refer to them as his "work family." Meetings are often characterized by strategic discussions, laughter, and a shared enthusiasm for pushing the boundaries of what is possible. This rich and collaborative environment has allowed them to bring numerous patented wire cloth products to market, with an impressive average of approximately one groundbreaking innovation every 4.5 years.
Jeff shares his passion for metalworking with younger generations outside of work by teaching two of his grandsons and one granddaughter the fundamentals of blacksmithing. With a background in the steel industry, blacksmithing comes naturally to him. It is a gratifying hobby that resonates with his deep connection to the world of steel. Colleagues often comment that he "bleeds steel grey," a testament to his unwavering dedication to his craft.
Along with his wife, a retired elementary school teacher, Jeff is active in their church, as well as with various sports and athletics. Jeff previously coached track and field at Conestoga Valley, and he eagerly lends his expertise to summer track camps whenever needed.