Motion index Drives would like to commemorate a member of our team and family who is retiring this year, Ferdinand Talan. Fred has been with Motion index Drives for 35 years. He describes his job role as, “a man who wore many hats.” He began as a machinist, assembler and service engineer for rotary index machines and became part owner of Motion Index Drives in the year 2000.
Fred is originally from a village in Croatia, Veliki Jadrc. He came to America and settled in Michigan when he was 18 years old. After his employment with Ford Motor Company he began at Motion Index Drives. He played soccer all of his life, as well as managed and coached the Croatian National Soccer Club in Detroit. He enjoys making his own wine, smoked meats, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren. He is looking forward to harassing his wife, Irene when he retires.
We will all miss you here at Motion and appreciate your years of hard work and dedication to the company. We wish you all the best and happiness in your retirement!