Rockford Toolcraft Inc Leadership
Commitment, Talent, Versatility, Reputation
These qualities come together to make Rockford Toolcraft a winner. Expert tool and die makers? We’ve got ’em. Engineers dedicated to innovation? Got those too. Highly-skilled craftsmen on the shop floor? The best! Of course we’ve got all the latest equipment, but it’s really our people who keep us in the lead!
Jerry Busse ∙ CEO
Jerry served a four-year Tool and Die Apprenticeship and spent several years as a Tool and Die Maker. He built dies for local manufacturing companies and after some time, he was promoted to Tool and Die Designer. Jerry started Rockford Toolcraft in 1976 as a contract tool and die manufacturer. In 1985, he expanded Rockford Toolcraft Inc to also include production metal stamping.
Tom Busse ∙ President
Tom started working at Rockford Toolcraft Inc part-time during high school and then went on to serve a four-year Tool and Die Apprenticeship. After several years of building dies, he was promoted into the Die Design Department. In 1993 he again was promoted to Vice-President. In 2011 he was promoted to President where he oversees and directs day to day operations of the company.