Taking an early path towards a career in manufacturing, our founder John "Miles" Giese, studied art and woodworking, earning an associate's degree. This led him to study Manufacturing Engineering at Cal Poly, SLO, and eventually become a Manufacturing and Tooling engineer in the medical device industry. Within a few years, Miles established SWIM Engineering, a small CNC machine shop that produced molds and prototypes. SWIM Engineering evolved into Cyclonetics Corporation.
Over the years, Miles worked periodically as an Engineer for various industries and LLC start-ups. He worked in the fields of medical devices, health and fitness, and nondestructive testing while running the machine shop in the background.
Before 2020, Miles put the company on a path toward self-sustainability. Cyclonetics moved to a facility 100% owned and operated. All equipment leases were paid off, and many of the critical outside processes were brought in-house. Thanks to this, the company could keep operations going during uncertain times, continuing to meet customers' needs.
Cyclonetics represents a space where design meets reality. A space where the craftsman owns the resources necessary to execute a solution.