Brian B.

Tool and Die Maker Apprentice

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“I have chosen a career in manufacturing because it grants me the privilege of utilizing a combination of my soft skills. mechanical acumen, and craftsmanship to yield results
in my environment. These outcomes evoke a strong sense of pride and assure me a prosperous future.

My manufacturing career has made a difference because I get to be a part of a long-standing tradition of community and workmanship, which, when put together, forms a meaningful and effective team capable of anything. Manufacturing aligned with one goal in particular that was important to me. That being said, the amount of knowledge to gain in this field is undoubtedly infinite. The scale of skills and applications is so vast. I will work for many decades, learning something new every day.”

  • Hampshire High School
  • TMA Training
  • Elgin Community College
As a vertically integrated manufacturer with in-house injection molding, stamping, CNC machining, cable assembly and cable overmolding capabilities, OTTO designs and manufactures a full line of control switches and audio accessories. The Otto team has strong mechanical, electrical and RF Design Engineering capabilities, in addition to a world-class test lab and computer-controlled production line testing. Otto offers a robust apprenticeship program — ensuring team members like Brian benefit from the hands-on learning and education opportunities.