I have been blessed to have learned at the feet of many brilliant people and I just want to share what I’ve learned with someone else.
Mr. Gregory Chambers, Director of Corporate Compliance at Oberg Industries responsible for the export control, environmental, health and safety programs at the company. Greg started his metalworking career as an apprentice at Oberg Industries in 1984. He entered the apprenticeship program as an engineer with a R&D background in process metallurgy because he wanted to be able to “make things, not just design them.”
After graduating as a journeyworker Precision Toolmaker, he was given the reigns of the apprenticeship and training programs started by the company founder, Donald E. Oberg. He managed the apprenticeship program for over twenty years, graduating close to 300 journeyworkers in a variety of occupations during this time.
Greg is also the Board Chairman of the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Fairfax, VA, Board Chairman of New Century Careers, Pittsburgh, PA and serves on the US Department of Commerce District Export Council of Western PA and the State of Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Council. Previously, he served on the US Department of Labor Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship and was President of the American Apprenticeship Round Table. He is a recipient of the National Tooling and Machining Association’s (NTMA) William E Hardman Award for Excellence in Training for his strong support and active participation in structured training for the precision custom manufacturing industry. As he nears retirement, Gregory states that “I have been blessed to have learned at the feet of many brilliant people and I just want to share what I’ve learned with someone else.” Mr. Chambers is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and has been married to his beautiful wife Andrea for over four decades. They have four children and five grandchildren.