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Shell-O-Matic has maintained its position as a leader in the investment casting industry by keeping its focus on the highly dynamic and specialized fields of robotics and automation.

Accumulating decades of experience in automation, experts from key disciplines such as robotics, electronics, mechanics, industrial and software engineering work together to analyze each customer’s unique situation and create customized automation solutions for foundries across the world.

George Muri

Founder and president

Samuel Beaudoin

General manager

Klaus Rathsack

Director of operations

Philippe Fortier

Vice President business development

George Muri

Founder and president

Mr. Muri is the founder and president of Shell-O-Matic Inc. His innovative spirit has contributed to the evolution of many types of equipment in the investment casting industry.

Specialized in automation and machine design, he was the first to bring robotics into the shell room by developing his own robot design in the ’70s. With over 40 years of practical experience in investment casting equipment building, he is a reference in the field, especially in the shell building environment, having engineered over 300 automated shell rooms to date. It is not rare to see systems designed and made by George Muri that are over 25 years old and still in operation making parts automatically every day.

He studied mechanical engineering in Switzerland and initially worked at Georg Fischer in foundry automation. He has accumulated decades of experience in foundry equipment and machine design.

Samuel Beaudoin

General manager

Mr. Beaudoin is Shell-O-Matic’s general manager and a serial entrepreneur.

Early in his career, he also worked for the energy efficiency laboratory of the Canadian government, where his work in artificial intelligence contributed to the creation of a technology enabling more than 15% energy savings in buildings through more intelligent HVAC systems.

Klaus Rathsack

Director of operations

Mr. Rathsack is the operations manager at Shell-O-Matic. He studied electromechanics in Germany, graduating in 1968. From then on he has been continuously involved in managing operations related to equipment building.

In 1973 he started working at Cercast with the mission of automating the various processes of their investment casting operation.

His joint work with Mr. Muri led to automated foundry equipment that was praised all over the globe and later led to Shell-O-Matic. He takes pride in making sure Shell-O-Matic’s clients are well served and supplied with equipment they can depend on.

With over 40 years of experience in equipment building and maintenance, he is a trusted reference when it comes to equipment building, commissioning and servicing.

Philippe Fortier

Vice President Business development

Mr. Fortier is the Vice President of Business development at Shell-O-Matic. He handles our international relationships and distribution network.

His mission is to maintain an ecosystem in order to assist our customers in getting turnkey systems which mix equipment from Shell-O-Matic along with solutions from local suppliers in the customer’s vicinity, maximizing the value provided to our clients.

He is approaching 20 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur with a plurality of experiences, including work in the metal and welding industry, international business development, business merger/acquisition, project financing and team building. He studied commerce at the Université de Sherbrooke.