KBE+, Inc. has built an international reputation as a source of knowledge and innovation regarding mechanical power transmission technology and its application. We have become a world-wide source for technical expertise in the fields of gear design, application, analysis and manufacture; as well as the application of these technologies to mechanical power transmission systems.
We must remember that we do not ‘cut gears’,
We cut away between the teeth and leave the gear behind
As one of four designated SAE Master Instructors in our Professional Development program, Dr. McVea’s portfolio as well as his reputation are expansive. A recent example pertains to a partnership with Toyota of Southeast Florida where our seminars are held in Toyota's facility providing just-in-time training for their employees as well as those who register for open enrollment. Dr. McVea was the first name on their list of requested offerings for 2019. Also, his on-demand e-Learning courses are among SAE's best sellers. Dr. McVea is clearly one of our most popular and valued instructors.
Mark is a collaborative resource to Afton and has been instrumental in numerous training and development sessions for some of our key customers. His tailored approach enables the content to be adjusted to fit with each customer’s primary areas of focus.
Mark, and his company KBE+, work collaboratively with Gear Motions / Nixon Gear to provide Engineering Services, specifically gear design, analysis, etc. Through the years Mark and his team have provided our customers designs and project developments that have exceeded their expectations and thus enhanced our involvement with them as well. Our collaborative working relationship with the KBE+ team has always been beneficial, and Mark has proven himself an expert in the field of gearing, mechanical power transmission and design development. His abilities, integrity and commitment to excellence has strengthened our relationship with all our clients.
Mark delivers a unique style of training that makes a very technical and complex subject even more engaging, entertaining and relevant to my work. He took us on a deep dive into the inner workings of transmissions and their evolution over the last two decades that allows formulators to better develop performance-based transmission fluids.
I have worked with Mark on several projects. A particularly notable one involved Mark coming to our facility to evaluate a gear noise issue which we were attempting to solve with micro geometry corrections. Mark quickly evaluated our system and concluded the issue was at the system level. After some testing we found the root cause to not be the gear itself. His experience guided us down the right path to solve the real issue quickly. Be it consulting or detailed design, Mark has always been able to support our needs and exceed our expectations.
On many topics, Mark McVea has been a great support to me and my design teams. He has great formal instruction skills and communicates well. In addition, when consulting with an engineer on a problem, he often seizes the moment to highlight important points. These approaches have helped my design teams retain and apply valuable gear design and material application knowledge. In addition, Mark has an urgency that is fun and contagious. I recommend Mark as a consultant and instructor.
Höganäs AB in Sweden has worked with Mark McVea and KBE+ on many projects over the past 18 years, there are several reasons why we are a returning customer. One of them is the vast knowledge of anything automotive that Mark has but also the flexibility in working with Mark, we have done cost analysis software, transmission designs, educational weeks for customers, market scans and so on and Mark has been able to lead and provide the main input in all those activities. We also appreciate the network that Mark brings to the projects that makes them much better than what we could have anticipated when we designed them.
I am thrilled to have known Mark professionally for over 20 years. Over the years Mark has been instrumental in training our engineers in the fundamentals of automotive transmissions. Mark’s deep knowledge and passion for teaching make his work very effective.