Croix Gear Announces New President


February 28, 2023 – Hudson, WI

Croix Gear & Machining, recognized as a leader in the custom manufacturing of loose gears, announced the hiring of Michael J. Lindsay as President. Mr. Lindsay will assume responsibility for all manufacturing and business operations. Mr. Lindsay brings a proven track record for continual improvement in supply chain, scheduling, production, and quality to Croix Gear.

Ruthie Johnston will continue her role as CEO/Owner with a focus on developing deeper relationships with customers, spending more time in the marketplace, and leading the strategic growth of the organization. Mr. Lindsay will report directly to Ms. Johnston as they work together to continue the process of engineering an exceptional customer experience.

“We are excited about the positive impact these changes will have for our customers and employees,” stated Ms. Johnston. “As we continue our growth by providing customers with precision gears and a precision experience, Michael’s proficiency in building high-performing teams will be a tremendous asset.”

About Croix Gear & Machining: Croix Gear & Machining, located in Hudson, Wisconsin, manufactures custom gears for a wide range of industries and OEMs. Croix Gear is recognized as a national leader in the cutting of bevel gears with a manufacturing facility outfitted with the latest high-performance machining, gear cutting, and inspection equipment, with a quality management system certified to ISO9001:2015. For more information, visit

Ruthie Johnston at
Michael J. Lindsay at
Phone: 715.386.5144