After completing his apprenticeship in England, Richard Gane began his career as a toolmaker for a couple of British engineering firms, until he moved to Munich, Germany, to serve as a toolmaker for a contracting company. That gave him the opportunity, from 1989 to 1995, to work for various German companies, including BMW, Airbus and Siemens.
He then moved to Switzerland to work for Parmaco AG, a small engineering company that specialized in the metal injection molding process. Five years later, he moved back to the plastic injection molding business as a project manager and sales manager for another Swiss company, before moving to his current position in 2003 for Kebo AG (www.kebo.com/en). He now is responsible for setting up the Swiss firm's U.S. subsidiary, Kebo Inc., in Chicago.
The family-owned Kebo AG, based in Neuhausen, was founded in 1979 and specializes in multicavity injection molds for high-volume output of plastic products for the medical, pharmaceutical, laboratory and cosmetics industries, as well as for closures, other packaging items, and in-mold labeling.