Helios Announces New Executives

Adam Gimpert

Adam Gimpert


David Harroun

David Harroun

Vice President

Helios Gear Products announces it has filled two executive positions: Adam Gimpert now serves as the company’s president with David Harroun as vice president. “After more than thirty years serving the gear manufacturing industry, Helios has a powerful core of technical competence, proven ethical business practices, and some of the industry’s highest levels of quality. I am fortunate to lead such a team and develop new solutions for our customers,” said Gimpert.

Mr. Gimpert is a licensed engineer educated at the University of Illinois. He began his career engineering high-rise structures in Chicago and the United Arab Emirates, working with a global team including professionals in the U.S., U.K., Europe, and Middle East. He was then employed by the University of Illinois, teaching undergraduate students the fundamentals of statics, dynamics, and materials in a multi-cultural environment in France. He joined the Helios team in 2013 and is proud to continue the company started by his father, Dennis Gimpert, and he sees growth and new solutions for Helios. Adam brings creative and forward-thinking tactics to teamwork, problem solving, and visioning for the company that will ensure its gear manufacturing customers stay competitive in today’s global market.

Mr. Harroun is a mechanical engineer educated at Northern Illinois University. His background is strongly rooted in gear manufacturing, having joined Helios (previously Koepfer America) in 2004. With over 15 years of experience in application engineering, fixture design, machine and tool sales, marketing, and advanced hard finishing applications, David brings a wealth of knowledge to Helios and serves as one of the industry’s notable young leaders. He said, “I am honored to help lead our growing team and develop new technical solutions. As the industry changes, I am excited to offer new products to keep our customers at the forefront of innovation and productivity.”

With this evolution of the gear manufacturing industry, Helios Gear Products is proud to have two talented and energetic executives to lead the way. With their guidance, gear manufacturers are ensured continued access to globally competitive solutions for machines and tools. Both gentlemen serve on committees for the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), and they will be present at the AGMA’s upcoming Motion Power Technology Expo in Detroit to meet in person.


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