Loyal M. Peterman, Jr.

Peterman, LoyalFounder and President | Abrasive Technology

Education
BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati. MS Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati. MBA, Xavier University

Initiated Triangle
Cincinnati Chapter, 1962

Family
Wife – Geraldine. Son – Daryl

Experience
Loyal (Butch) Peterman is Founder and President of Abrasive Technology, a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture, distribution and marketing of superabrasive grinding wheels and tools for a wide variety of applications. The company is headquartered in Lewis Center, Ohio.

Raised in northern Ohio, Mr. Peterman earned his M.B.A. degree from Xavier University, and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. These degrees provided the knowledge base that enabled him to begin his career as a Design Engineer at GE Jet Engines and in Market Development at the GE Superabrasives facilities. In 1971, Mr. Peterman and three others opened the doors to Abrasive Technology. Mr. Peterman became the sole owner in 1992 and, with the completion of 11 acquisitions in 13 years, has grown AT to 11 locations in 8 countries to become one of the largest privately-held superabrasive grinding and tooling manufacturers in the world.

Under Mr. Peterman’s leadership, AT invented and patented the process for brazing diamond to steel (P.B.S.®), used today in the dental, electronics and aerospace markets. Personally, Mr. Peterman has earned other patents and patent applications in the areas of gear grinding, electronics and superabrasive wheel manufacturing.

Mr. Peterman and Abrasive Technology have received recognitions for Excellence. Most notably AT was presented the President’s Award of Excellence by Visual Business Solutions in 2005, was recognized by Business First magazine as One of Central Ohio’s Best Places to Work in 2008 and development of a Process Centered Organization.

Activities
Central Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year in Manufacturing; Founder/Board Member, Ohio Foundation for Entrepreneurial Education; Speaker for Organizational / Leadership Development for Process-Centered Learning Corporations; Past Treasurer and Board Member, The Country Club at Muirfield Village

Associations
Industrial Diamond Association, Past President & Board Member; Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Past Member

Hobbies
Golf, yoga, reading

Inducted
2010