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ABOUT US

Revolution Machine Works is a world class Rotary Transfer machine provider that works with customers to get the best solution for their machining applications, budget, and skill level. We are composed of former shop owners and OEM machine technicians so we know both sides of the business and can find a solution that works best for you.  We have a dedicated applications staff to review your projects to find the best transfer machine for you. We understand that every application is different and that budget constraints play as much as a role in making a project feasible as much as the quality and technology of the equipment. That is why we provide all levels of Rotary Transfer machine tools and equipment from used and rebuilt  Hydromat® machines up to new DM2 CNC Rotary Transfer machines to provide multiple options so you can take on more jobs and be more successful. We look forward to helping you exceed your goals by providing you with quality service, fast response times, and state of the art equipment to fit your machining needs.

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Meet The Team

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Kris Fugate

President

17 years experience with Hydromat® Machines, Acme Gridley, Davenport, CNC Machines, Process Engineering, and Shop Ownership. Kris attended St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, OH and later Ohio University and Miami University majoring in Business Administration.  After college Kris worked at his family's machine shop in the Cincinnati area starting out setting up, fixing, and running Hydromat® machines. After gaining valuable experience Kris moved into the process engineering role and eventually to Plant level management where he would oversee the production for 65 employees and balance the demands of various fortune 500 tier 1 and 2  customers across multiple industries. The plant was comprised of 12 Hydromats®, 30 Acmes, 5 Okuma CNC, 33 Davenports which provided a valuable experience for multiple machining applications. Kris has been featured in Today's Machining World and Production Machining magazines for the use and advancement of the Rotary Transfer Machines while in this position at his former shop. Coming from a family owned business Kris understands the perspective many customers have and enjoys finding solutions that fit their situations. Kris has operated a Hydromat® service business since 2012 and is looking to continue to operate an organization that provides the best solutions for our customers. 
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Chad Derbyshire

Vice President

Chad has over 25 years of Hydromat® experience. A certified OEM apprentice graduate and former OEM service and machine rebuild technician, Chad has a broad experience that allows him to perform world class Hydromat® rebuilds and repairs. Chad is a wealth of knowledge on the machine history, its make up, and repair and rebuild practices. Chad is great at sharing his technical knowledge to solve customers problems and get them back running parts!
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Todd Sauer

Vice President

Todd has over 25 years of Hydromat® experience. A certified OEM apprentice graduate and former OEM head of rebuild department for many years, Todd brings years of expertise and Rotary Transfer experience to our team. Todd is a wealth of knowledge on the machine history, its make up, capabilities. With leading the OEM rebuild department for many years, Todd provides RMW with world class knowledge on the repair and rebuild practices. Todd is great at many facets of the Hydromat machine and enjoys finding new and better ways to achieve great results on the Hydromat®  machines.
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Mike Polensek

Vice President of Manufacturing

Mike has over 20 years of Hydromat® experience. A former OEM service technician and machine rebuild technician Mike has a broad experience that allows him to perform world class Hydromat® rebuilds and repair. Mike also has repaired CNC equipment and has worked in a competitive captive and job shop environment. Mike is able to help customers in many ways with their machine tool needs and enjoys helping companies meet or exceed their requirements. 
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Kelly Strzok

Purchasing Manager

With over 25 years experience in the machining business Kelly has seen many roles including quality, purchasing, production, and shop management. Kelly is from Lawrenceburg, In and attended Miami University majoring in Business Administration.  After college Kelly worked at a machine shop in the Cincinnati area. Kelly worked in all facets of the business leading all the way up to Vice President of Operations. Kelly specializes in getting customers the parts they need when they need them and enjoys going the extra mile to provide solutions to complex problems. 
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Brennan Kallmyer

Regional Account Manager

Brennan grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management from the University of Cincinnati. Following graduation Brennan moved to Columbus, OH to work as a Sales Rep in the Medical Device industry. In the Summer of 2020, Brennan jumped at the opportunity to work for Revolution Machine Works where he could make an immediate impact by combining his knowledge of process improvement and professional sales experience. As a Regional Account Manager, Brennan is well equipped to assist manufacturers of all skill levels with their Rotary Transfer Machine projects. Additionally, Brennan and Revolution Machine Works have teamed up with Gates Engineered Lubricants to provide a complete line of Industrial Lubrication products all across the East Coast and Mid-West to new and existing RMW customers. Contact Brennan today for assistance with your high-volume manufacturing needs! 
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Jaime Muralles

Service Manager

Jaime has over 30 years of Hydromat® experience. A former OEM service technician, Jaime has also an extensive set up and department management experience that gives him dual perspective to give the customer the best solution for their situation. Jaime is a road warrior, always on the go. He leads our talented service department in getting your machines up and running as soon as possible. Jaime enjoys helping customers and educating them along the way. 
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Raymond Johnson

Parts Desk Sales / Purchasing

If you have worked with  Hydromat® machines extensively, you know Raymond Johnson. Former OEM purchasing manager and parts desk lead for over 30 years, nobody knows Hydromat® parts like Raymond. Raymond has helped many customers extensively for many years and is happy to help you find, identify, and get the parts you need to get your machines running quickly. Raymond enjoys helping customers succeed and get what they need when they need it.