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Bruce Vigeant
Grinding Engineer

You name it, he’s done it.

Bruce, who comes to Precision from Norton, brings our customers more than 35 years of experience in the abrasives and primary metals industries.

He’s known for his ability to develop comprehensive, real-world grinding solutions for a variety of applications, especially roll conditioning, and he’s had substantial success helping customers meet and exceed performance objectives.

Bruce has designed several products and he also holds several patents, including one for centerless grinding and another for a see-through grinding wheel. With Norton, Bruce held the positions of senior research technician, development engineer, and product research applications engineer. Read below to learn a little bit more about Bruce.

How did you get your start in the abrasives business?

I started at Norton after my discharge from the Army. At the beginning, I worked in the factory mixing and molding grinding wheels, and then bid on an R&D tech's job. I earned my degree by working during the day and going to school at night. I enjoyed my work and interfacing with all parts of the Norton company.

Tell us about your approach to application engineering.

I was always more of a pragmatist than a theorist. I liked our customers and the Norton Sales contact. Succeeding for the customer was rewarding, and I enjoyed challenge of helping the end-user save time and money while improving over the competitor’s brand.

What’s the most enjoyable part of your job?

Meeting new people and working towards a common goal.

Dog person or cat person?

Dog person. I have 4 dogs. They love unconditionally and they’re loyal friends.

Favorite motorcycle, favorite book, and favorite meal?

Harley Davidson. I have built many choppers and street bikes from this platform.

The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson.

Chicken Picatta. I love Italian food.

Pictured: Bruce holding Max, his Rat Terrier, with his wife Karen.


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Precision Abrasives

4583 Campbell's Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

1102 Norbeh Drive
Hebron, IN 46341

T 412.809.9822
T 800.559.0642
F 412.809.9826
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