- Academy Member Profiles
Year Inducted / Awarded: 2020
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Michael Gamache is the President and CEO of The Carlyle Johnson Machine Co. LLC, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of power transmission products, specializing in engineered solutions for specific applications in a variety of industries, including aerospace, military, power generation and health care.
Gamache began his engineering career at Carlyle, a Connecticut company founded in 1903. After ten years with Carlyle, he moved to Colt’s Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company, where he held the position of Director of Engineering for five years. In 1996, he returned to rescue Carlyle from bankruptcy, achieving profitability within the first month of operations. Over the years, Gamache and his team have expanded Carlyle’s product offerings through acquisitions and technological developments, including the introduction of unique controllers and frictionless non-contact seals.
Gamache graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and materials science. He also holds an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is named as an inventor on six patents and has two registered software copyrights. He has authored articles for technical trade publications and testified during U.S. Senate subcommittee hearings on technical advancements.