Rob Smith

last updated 5/25/2018

Rob Smith

Executive Chairman at Acutec Precision Machining , Inc.

13555 Broadway, Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States
HQ Phone:
(814) 336-2214

General Information


Caretaker - Crawford County

President of Sales and Marketing - Firestone Hispania


BA - Political Science , Allegheny College

Masters - International Management , Thunderbird School of Global Management

degree - political science , Allegheny College


Board Member - Meadville-Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce


Board of Directors - Secretary - Precision Manufacturing Institute

Chairman of Trustees - Allegheny College

Recent News  

Elisabeth Smith takes over reins of Meadville's Acutec | Acutec Precision Aerospace, Inc.

In 2014, Acutec completed its transfer of majority stock ownership from Rob to daughter Elisabeth, making Acutec Precision Machining a woman-owned business.
Acutec, founded in 1988, is a privately held manufacturing company with more than $80 million in sales annually, Rob said. Upon graduation from Allegheny College in 1973 with a degree in political science, Rob worked for Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. where he was a market research and senior analyst. He held numerous posts with Firestone, including manager of marketing services for Firestone Hispania in Madrid, Spain. He later worked for an Iowa manufacturer of industrial tires, wheels and brakes as its president of sales and marketing. Then, in 1988, he returned to Meadville and helped to found Acutec. Elisabeth assuming ownership and the chief executive officer's post has ensured two great results for Acutec, according to Rob. Rob and his wife, Nancy, also live in Meadville. He currently is chairman of the board of trustees of Allegheny College, serves on the boards of both Women's Services Inc. and the Precision Manufacturing Institute of Meadville; the finance committee of the Meadville Medical Center; and the executive committee of the Supplier's Management Council for the Aerospace Industries Association.

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Acutec nationally recognized as top place for Aerospace and Defense professionals | Acutec Precision Aerospace, Inc.

But Acutec's owner, Rob Smith, believes it is the right thing to do: if Acutec is able to produce the first article on a line with no problems, it is worth the cost.
And first-item quality does happen at Acutec. "We also say that someone working for Acutec is a 'true' machinist," he adds.

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