Position: President of Boulevard Machine and Gear Co.
Susan Kasa is the President of Boulevard Machine and Gear Co., an AS9100, ISO 9001, ITAR and WBENC registered precision machining and gear house located in Springfield, Massachusetts catering to the aerospace, commercial and healthcare parts.
When Susan acquired Boulevard Machine & Gear, she was stepping into territory that for her was uncharted. Kasa has an extensive public relations background as a technology-company executive, and although she knew one day she’d have her own business, machining wasn’t the first business that came to mind. When Boulevard when on the market in 2006, being family owned since 1954, the opportunity was too good to pass up; the company had built a solid reputation and an extensive client list. Kasa took a chance on an industry that was new to her and has never looked back.
Susan is an enthusiastic advocate for the industry. Along with serving on the Board of Directors for the Western Mass NTMA, she also serves on the Chicopee Comprehensive High School’s Machining Advisory Board.