Tom McNamara (left) with Robert C. Marconi, Chairman of RCM Industries, Inc.
RCM Industries would like to congratulate Tom McNamara on his retirement after a successful 55 years in the die casting industry! Tom’s extensive career began in June of 1960 with Du Page Die Casting and Fabricating Co. in Niles, IL, followed by successful tenures with Callen Manufacturing in Northlake, IL, Inland Die Casting in Wheeling, IL, and Aallied Die Casting Company of Illinois in Franklin Park, IL.
At the beginning of his career, Tom was an apprentice mold maker with Du Page. The four-year apprenticeship consisted of working daily under the supervision and mentoring of mold makers, as well as attending night school to study mold building theory and design engineering. Following four-years of on the job training and night school, Tom received certification as a mold maker.
Tom’s career progressed quickly from here, holding such positions as Tool Room Manager, Automation Engineer, Project Engineer, Machining Department Manager, Engineering Manager, Maintenance Manager, Die Casting Manager, V.P. and Director of Technical Services, and V.P. of Manufacturing over his illustrious career.
Over the years, Tom has been more than just a knowledgeable and reliable ‘go-to’ type of professional. Tom has been a strong mentor to the next generation of die casting professionals, and most importantly has touched the lives of many of his colleagues in more ways than one.
For his post die casting life, Tom plans to spend quality time with his loving wife Carmen of 52 years and their five children, twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Congratulations Tom, and best of luck on your journey into retirement!