Meet the Team

Since the early beginnings of Summit Machine Works, (formally E. Garner & Co.) in 1957 we have served the Maryville & Knoxville areas with high quality, machined components. We currently serve Tier 1 Automotive, Marine Industry, Entertainment Industry and many others.  

Other strengths of the Summit Machine Works team include engineering support, CAD both 3D and 2D, fabrication, hydraulic design and project management.

Our focus is simple, to deliver the right product on time to our customer with value and integrity.

Matthew McCurdy

Matthew McCurdy

President Experience

  • President of Summit Machine Works since 2012
  • 6 years as Product Engineer at Denso
  • 15 years of experience in fabrication and machining


  • 2006 B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Tech University
  • Certified in Robot Programming and Machine Vision from Denso Manufacturing
Casey Coykendall

Casey Coykendall

VP of Operations   Experience

  • 20+ years of Design and Engineering experience
  • 20 years of Machine Component Design and engineering at Bailey International
  • Inventor of Chief WX Hydraulic Cylinder yielding over 8M USD in sales (U.S. Patent 7,350,453)


  • 1997 B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Tech University
  • 2001 Certified Fluid Power Specialist (IFPS)


Lead Machinist Experience:

  • 25+ Years of machining 
  • Specializing in Mill and Lathe CNC programming.
  • CAM Programmer
  • Extensive experience in heat treating and grinding



  • 20+ Years of welding
  • Specializing in TIG and MIG for Aluminum, Stainless, and Steel weldments


Lead Machinist Experience:

  • 15+ Years of machining
  • Specializing in Mill and Lathe CNC programming.
  • Certified CAM Programmer
  • Production Line Supervisor
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Machine Operator Experience:

  • Certified machinist from TCAT
  • CNC Machine Operator
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Office Manager

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Machine Operator


Team Experience:

Machining Experience (50+ years)

Fabrication Experience (40 years)

Design/Engineering Experience (30 years)

Project Management (30 years)