Meet Our Leaders
Loyal M. Peterman Jr.
Mr. Peterman is President and Founder of Abrasive Technology. He is AT's Business Process Engineer, and Business Strategy Coach and Process Engineer. As sole owner since 1992, Mr. Peterman has grown AT to 11 locations (United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Spain, Singapore, Germany and Poland) and approximately 400 associates, to become one of the largest privately held superabrasive grinding and tooling manufacturers in the world.
Under Mr. Peterman's leadership, AT invented and patented the process for brazing diamond to steel (P.B.S.® bond), used today in a broad spectrum of industries and markets. Personally, Mr. Peterman has earned other patents and patent applications in the areas of gear grinding, electronics and superabrasive wheel manufacturing.
Mr. Peterman earned an M.B.A. degree from Xavier University, and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. These degrees provided the knowledge base that enabled him to begin his career as a Design Engineer at GE Jet Engines and in Borazon Market Development at the GE Superabrasives facilities. Mr. Peterman is a founding board member of the Ohio Foundation for Entrepreneurial Education (OFEE) and is a past president and board member of the Industrial Diamond Association of America. In 1999, he was named Ernst & Young's Central Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year in Manufacturing. He is a speaker for Organizational and Leadership Development for process-centered learning corporations. Mr. Peterman served as treasurer and a board member at The Country Club at Muirfield Village.
Daryl L. Peterman
Mr. Peterman is a shareholder of the company and a member of the Business Strategy Process at Abrasive Technology where he works to establish long-term strategic direction, annual goals and budgets for the company. In addition, he is the Process Engineer for the Sales, Product Development and Application Engineering, Marketing and Customer Service Processes. He has made significant contributions in leading proactive marketing initiatives with a targeted focus on premier global customers.
Mr. Peterman joined Abrasive Technology in 2005 after serving several years with Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin in Los Angeles, where he successfully marketed companies for strategic or financial buyer sale. Prior to that, he worked at City National Bank in Structured Finance, with Enterpulse.com as a Project Manager, and Andersen Consulting as a Consultant. Mr. Peterman earned an M.B.A. in Finance from The Anderson School at UCLA and a B.A. in Economics, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.