Consultant (Former Manufacturing Manager)
BMS Team Member Since: 1988
In Broaching Industry Since: 1973
In his tenure with BMS, Mr. Ertman has either personally serviced or supervised the rebuilding, servicing, and tool up of nearly every type of broaching machine, from every manufacturer, built in the US, since the 1940’s. His firsthand experience and breadth of knowledge of broaching machines, is second to none.
Lance learned the hydraulic trade while earning the rank of E-5 in the US Air Force as a hydraulic technician, where he served our country proudly in Vietnam. Today his ability to diagnose and troubleshoot broaching machine hydraulic systems is unparalleled. Of note is his knowledge of Oilgear pumps and hydraulic systems. Lance is often able to diagnose and troubleshoot problems over the phone minimizing machine downtime allowing BMS’s customers to realize cost savings by eliminating the need for service technicians to be dispatched.
Lance’s abilities to troubleshoot broaching machines is not limited to hydraulic systems. His extensive knowledge of broaching machine mechanical systems gives him the ability to repair vintage machines which the OEMs themselves are unable to repair! If spare parts are needed, Lance can identify and locate required replacement parts from BMS’s inventory to keep our customers machines in production.
Lance’s experience with broaching machines, built by all manufacturers, and their strengths and weaknesses, has been an invaluable asset in the design of BMS broaching machines which has resulted in BMS building one of the most durable broaching machines available in the world today.
Recently retired from full time employment, Lance continues to work with BMS as a consultant and field service technician.