Meet Our Sound and Vibration Equipment Rental Team
The Modal Shop Loves to Solve Measurement Challenges!
The Modal Shop’s Rental Team lives and breathes Total Customer Satisfaction. The team puts our customers first, working hard to share the tools and knowledge needed to solve complex measurement challenges. Whether you already know exactly what you’re looking for or need a little guidance to select the just the right sensor or system. We are available to help you get the job done as efficiently as possible. Read on to get know us!
Bruce Lachey | Rental and Calibration Services Team Leader
Bruce has been with The Modal Shop for over 20 years. He has a BSME degree from the University of Cincinnati with a focus on Vibrations and Acoustics and had previously worked designing and testing vibration isolation components in the automotive industry.
Likes: Music and music festivals, travel, national parks, dogs, card games, solving problems, connecting the dots.
Dislikes: Chewing noises and commercials with drinking sounds and ASMR videos.
“Both Rental and Calibration Services share a fast-paced timeline that offers many opportunities for us to shine in each of our Core Values. Providing quick turn solutions to amazing projects worldwide is a challenge that I love.”
Gayle Haarmeyer | Senior Customer Account Coordinator
Gayle has been part of The Modal Shop team for over 25 years. Gayle has worked in both Accounting and Sales while at TMS and is now primarily focused on Customer Service in the Rental Team.
Likes: Thunderstorms, country music, spending time with family and friends.
Dislikes: Large crowds and cold weather.
Andy McGuire | Application Engineer
Andy has been with The Modal Shop for over 10 years. Andy began his career at TMS in Logistics and quickly moved to the Calibration Technician team. There, he became interested in the products and their applications and moved to the customer-facing side of the Rental Team in 2012. In his free time, you can catch him outdoors (often fishing) with his wife and two children. If he’s stuck inside, he’s probably fixing something.
Chad Kallmeyer | Application Engineer
Chad started at The Modal Shop in 2013. Chad studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati with an emphasis on Vibrations and Structural Dynamics. With hands-on testing at UC’s Structural Dynamics Research Lab and further field testing roles from cooperative work while at UC, he has a versatile background to help customer through their testing needs. When he’s not at work, catch him at the race track, golf course, skiing (when the weather allows), or hanging out at a local brewery.
“It is fun to see what new testing challenges customers bring our way every day to help them solve! There's always an opportunity to expand my skills and knowledge with these new challenges. And it is fulfilling to help pass that information along to existing or new engineers in the field on any number of sound and vibration measurement topics.”
Jeff Glueckert | Application Engineer
Jeff, The Modal Shop's newest Rental Application Engineer, brings 12+ years of customer service, diagnosis, and electronic and mechanical repair experience focused primarily on the optical metrology industry, including laser trackers, optical 3D scanning, theodolites, and total stations. In his free time, Jeff enjoys playing music, photography, fall festivals, and pitching in to lend a hand to those in need.
“Changing gears to the Vibration and Acoustics test and measurement industry is a welcomed challenge sure to be met, while simultaneously setting my sights on building a solid rapport with The Modal Shop’s valued customer base.”