Manufacturing Industry Icon Barry Rogers Dies at 73

Barry Rogers died suddenly on May 18th at the age of 73.

Rogers' extensive 50-plus year career in the machine tool industry, included a more than 20-year run in various senior sales and marketing, and engineering roles for Renishaw, Inc.

Rogers was a man known by many in the machine tool industry as a thought leader and expert marketer. He contributed numerous feature articles to manufacturing publications and provided strategic guidance to several top-tier manufacturers.

"Barry had a pronounced influence on our sales and marketing team that continues today," said Denis Zayia, President Renishaw Americas. "He worked and lived passionately and whether he was creating sales strategies, cooking, hunting or riding motorcycles, Barry did it with a contagious enthusiasm. He was truly one of a kind."

Rogers started his machine tool career as a Journeyman Tool & Die apprentice with Microswitch, a division of Honeywell. Other career stops included John Deer Harvester and LK Metrology, before landing at Renishaw. After Renishaw, Rogers spent time at Sunnen Products Company and as the VP Global Director of Sales for Haas Automation, before starting his consulting company Alpha Strategies.

A celebration of life was held June 7th in South Elgin, IL.

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