Glenn Charest

Glenn began his career as a Machinist in 1974, immediately following High School Graduation. Enrolling in an apprenticeship program with a local machining company, he completed the requirements the following 3 years, working by day and schooling at night.

One afternoon during a round of golf with fellow industrialists, Glenn managed to get his hands on a hot job for a local carburetor manufacturer. Taking it into work the next morning, his boss was not interested, so Glenn rented a machine down the street and completed the job himself. Delivering the parts from the back of his Harley Sportster, this became a repetitive arrangement that soon allowed Glenn to purchase machines of his own. Off and running, United CNC Machining was created, and the first CNC Machine was added within the first year. With four more to follow the next. With only Glenn and one other operator, it is joked, “that was when we made the real money!” Over the years, United CNC Machining has grown into a cutting-edge CNC machine shop with 40 employees and as many CNC machines, producing prototypes, tooling and limited production CNC machined components—24 hours a day.

Today, Glenn still enjoys a full work schedule, which primarily includes quoting and maintaining the company’s forward momentum; but he still finds time to enjoy most any outdoor sport, his four children, grandson, and of course his beloved 2012 Harley Davidson CVO—which he tours all over the country. When working or riding, Glenn is hard at work for his two favorite charities, USA Cares of Michigan and Cure Autism Now, both of which have become very important to him.

Glenn plans to work till he’s 90, and leave to others the legacy of United CNC Machining, (but not his Harley)!!!