Peterson Manufacturing Co. has named Cory Adams vice president of engineering. He was also elected as the newest member of Peterson’s board of directors.
Adams heads Peterson’s 15-member engineering team consisting of electrical, mechanical and optics specialists. In addition to managing the department, he helps guide the design and development of all Peterson catalog items as well as custom OEM products.
Adams joined Peterson in 2012 in its engineering department. His early role dealt primarily with Harley-Davidson motorcycle products. In 2014 Adams was named engineering manager, and rose to director of engineering in 2017, a leadership role he will continue as vice president.
“My experience in actually processing plastic parts and designing the tools that make the parts helped me build a great foundation in understanding the whole dynamic of our company,” Adams says. “We have an excellent engineering team here, we mesh really well. Lots of collaboration and team effort. We’re never hurting for new ideas to bring to the market, and we’re pushing projects out as fast as we can.”
Peterson offers a complete line of vehicle safety lighting, custom wiring harnesses, and many other safety-related products. An ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Peterson Manufacturing is a subsidiary of Peterson Corp. with headquarters in the greater Kansas City area, Peterson Manufacturing is a privately held company and has been in operation since 1945.