Gammon Technical Products, Inc.
Gammon Technical Products was incorporated in 1960 by Howard Gammon. Howard served in the US Army Air Corp in the Second World War and then went on to earn a BSME at the University of Iowa. By 1959 he was chief engineer at a major automotive filter manufacturer, but left the job to start his own business.
In the beginning the company functioned as a manufacturer’s representative, selling the products of other companies to various customers, most notably the newly formed NASA.
Based on Howard’s experience in automotive engineering and filtration, it was natural for Gammon Technical Products and Enfab (the company that was to become Velcon Filters) to form a long-lasting relationship. This extended to J.C. Carter, a company he had worked with in the 1950’s. Howard set up the world-wide sales networks for Velcon and Carter still in use today.
It became apparent quickly that there were products needed in the aviation fuel industry related to quality control, sampling and handling and there was no one company filling the needs of the industry. Howard developed a wide range of products over the following years to fill the needs of the aviation fuel handling industry, always with one primary consideration, quality. The simple Sampling Probe came first, soon followed by the MiniMonitor, Gammon Gauge, Aqua-Glo, Sump Separator and other unique and useful products.