Swarfcast Ep. 33 – Aneesa Muthana, the Success of a Woman in the Machining Business

By Noah and Lloyd Graff

On today’s podcast, we interviewed Aneesa Muthana, owner of Pioneer Service Inc., a CNC machine shop that features 26 Star CNC Swiss lathes. Aneesa shared her fond memories of being raised on the floor of a centerless grinding shop, M&M Quality Grinding, founded by her Yemeni immigrant parents. While other girls were playing with Barbie dolls, Aneesa relished learning to use micrometers and cleaning out oil tanks from Cincinnati centerless grinders. At 23 she left M&M, where she had once thought she would stay forever, and bought into Pioneer Service Inc. a Brown & Sharpe shop owned by her uncle.

Aneesa shared her views on a number of topics, including how women are treated in the machining industry, her preference to work with Star CNC Swiss lathes over Samsung and Brown & Sharpe machines, and the significance of the hijab she wears.

Question: Is being a woman in the machining industry an advantage or disadvantage?

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2 thoughts on “Swarfcast Ep. 33 – Aneesa Muthana, the Success of a Woman in the Machining Business

  1. AvatarBill Cox

    Great interview!

    What a story! It is amazing how a Muslim female shares components of the story so commonly heard in our family business in the machining industry.

    Thanks for bringing this to us! It is a great reminder that what we have in common is greater than our differences.

     

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