At TMI, Inc. we have over 35 Years of Customer Satisfaction.
Learn more about our founder and team below.
Family owned and operated for over 30 years.
Our founder, Michael J. Myhal, Sr., brought 20 years of rubber industry experience with him when he established TMI in 1984.
Having worked in molding, compounding, and as a design engineer of specialty rubber hoses and couplings with a leading manufacturer, he had a solid foundation to build the new company on. His son, Michael J. Myhal, Jr., was one of his first employees, eventually becoming TMI’s President in 1995.
Consistently delivering the highest-precision components in a vast variety of materials for industries such as aerospace, transportation, medicine and electronics led to steady growth for TMI. In 2000, the company moved to a larger facility, centrally located between Cleveland and Pittsburgh – an area brimming with rubber industry expertise and technological advancement. Another expansion in 2006 added an additional 10,000 sq. ft. to our manufacturing area.
Today, TMI continues to innovate with the kind of attention to detail that ensures your custom rubber components work right and deliver every time. Our R & D, Design, Engineering, Production and Quality teams all share a commitment to precision and innovative thinking that can solve even your most demanding challenges. We continue to expand our scope to meet the needs of our customers and the ever changing world around us.
Did you know Michael gave up studying Medicine in 1984 to help his father start the company? That’s just the first example of his huge commitment to TMI, which of course continues to this day. Early on he made responsiveness his top priority, doing whatever it took to minimize lead times. This helped our customers boost responsiveness with their own customers, and helped cement TMI’s solid reputation. In fact, he’s helped grow TMI’s share of customer purchases from 10% to today’s figure of 85-90%! Michael took over as President when his father retired in 1995 and moved the company to our current (and larger) location in 2000. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar for a regional country band and operates a full service recording studio.
Patricia Odell, Scheduling/Customer Service
Patricia is not only our Scheduling, Customer Service and Quality Control guru, she’s also the very first employee we hired, back in 1984. That’s a LOT of dedication. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have an amazing life outside of work. She lives on land that has been in her family for 65 years, in a log home that she and her husband actually built themselves nearly 30 years ago. Her yard boasts around 30,000 daffodils she’s been dedicated to for years, and she’s been to 37 of our country’s 50 states so far. If you happen to meet her, get on her good side: she’s known for her chocolate chip cookies and just may share some.
Dean Ciccone, Plant Manager
Not only does Dean share the same last name as the Material Girl, Madonna, he’s been with TMI since that singer was just getting her start over 25 years ago. When he’s not managing the day-to-day operations here, you can find him spending time with his wife and four kids, golfing, cooking or even making his own wine. Oh, little known fact: Dean used to be a pole-vaulter when he was younger. Ask him about it.
Gary Blockinger, Quality Coordinator
Gary doesn’t just know a thing or two about quality, he practically invented it. Really. When he worked for Paragon Industries, he actually helped develop the QS9000 quality standard for the “Big Three” US automakers and was responsible for its training requirements. Before that he spent 31 years working in the Quality department for Delphi, a major supplier to GM. He also spent four years in the US Navy, complete with a Top Secret clearance and an Honorable Discharge. He values quality in his family life, too. He’s been married for 45 years, has three daughters and seven grandchildren, loves the outdoors and is dedicated to exercising to stay healthy and fit.
Shayn Danks, Sales & Business Development
Finding new ways to improve our customer relations and grow our customer base is vital to the longevity of our business. That’s where Shayn comes in. Whether its updating our website to be more customer friendly or communicating with current or potential customers, Shayn will work to make your experience with TMI better. His time away from TMI is spent with his wife, volunteering at their church, working out, and watching Cleveland sports!