Philip Braden is the Regional Sales Manager for Southern California, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas and also represents GibbsCAM in Nebraska, Montana and New Mexico. He resides in northern Illinois. Philip and his father bought their first 3-axis numerically controlled mill in 1966 for their job shop in Minnesota. He began teaching programming to his employees and soon became well known as an innovator in NC machining techniques on their four numerically controlled machines.
In 1972 Philip moved to Southern California and continued his career in the numerical control field. The first computer aided programming he did was with Compact II in 1974. In 1976 Philip joined Hasbach Company, in Southern California, as a District Sales Manager and became known as the salesman who would also roll his toolbox into a shop and teach new users how to machine complex parts with the new Computer Numerical Control machines as they came to market.
By the time Philip started his own company, Braden Engineering, in 1976 he had sold, programmed and taught the use of many of the CNC machines and technologies available.
Braden Engineering was the first dealer for Gibbs and Associates and for the next 16 years in a row was the largest Gibbs dealer worldwide. He opened up the market in many states for Gibbs until additional resellers were needed.
Philip is a pioneer user of technical advances. Philip also provides standard and custom GibbsCAM presentations that can be downloaded over the internet.
Philip often transforms on-site and internet sales presentations into a mini training forum to impress upon the prospect the ease of use and learning that is the GibbsCAM hallmark.
Braden Engineering is now part of the GibbsCAM Direct Sales team and Philip continues to be passionate about improving American productivity with the use of the easiest and best CNC programming system on the planet, GibbsCAM.