Taking an early path towards manufacturing as a career, our founder John "Miles" Giese, studied art and woodworking, taking an associate's degree. This eventually led him to study Manufacturing Engineering at Cal Poly, SLO, and eventually became a Manufacturing and Tooling engineer in the medical device industry.
Within a few years, Miles established SWIM Engineering, a small CNC machine shop producing molds and prototypes. Later to be incorporated as the Cyclonetics Corporation.
Over the years, Miles worked periodically as an Engineer for various industries, including. Medical Device, Health and fitness, Nondestructive Testing, and several LLC start-up attempts. All the while keeping the machine shop running in the background.
Before 2020 Miles put the company on a path toward sustainability and survivability. Actions included moving the business to a property and facility 100% owned and paid for. All equipment leases were paid off, and many of the outside processes deemed critical were brought in-house.
Thanks to this the company could keep operations going during uncertain times, and meet customers' needs without resorting to government loans or bailouts.
Cyclonetics represents a space where design meets reality. A space Where the craftsman owns the tools and the resources necessary to execute a solution.