Taking Flight with a Strong Legacy

Pilot Precision Products is the parent company of duMont Minute Man industrial broaches and Hassay Savage broaching tools. The company is also the exclusive U.S. distributor of Magafor and GMauvais USA products.

Eric Hagopian, owner and CEO, formed Pilot Precision Products in 2019. Pilot Precision Products traces its roots back to 1945 when the duMont Company began producing broaching tools. With multiple brands in the duMont portfolio, Eric purchased the company in 2016 after growing and selling his family’s aerospace and defense contract manufacturing firm. Eric then acquired Hassay Savage, a manufacturer of rotary and index broaching tools that also distributed Magafor and GMauvais products.

Eric brings valuable end-user insight and experience to the company, which in 2022 led to Pilot becoming the exclusive U.S. master importer of carbide cutting tools manufactured by Palbit, a Portugal-based vertically integrated manufacturer founded over 100 years ago. Under Pilot’s agreement with Palbit, Pilot is importing and distributing Palbit’s proven tooling through United States channel partners, making it easier to buy the perfect tool for applications in the aerospace, automotive, defense, medical, die & mold, and railway sectors, among others.

Pilot’s home base is located in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, a Western MA community right off of Interstate 91, located about two hours from Boston and 10 minutes from the college towns of Amherst and Northampton.

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duMONT Minute Man Industrial Broaches logo
duMONT Indexable Broaching System type treatment
Hassay Savage logo
Magafor logo
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Meet the Team at Pilot

Eric Hagopian

Eric Hagopian,

John Fazzio

John Fazzio,

COO/Vice President
Marco Morgado

Marco Morgado,

Director of Sales Operations
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Gavin Giguere

Gavin Giguere,

Manager of Engineering
Dax Gillis

Dax Gillis,

Senior Application Engineer
Matt Bishop

Matt Bishop,

Cody Gadreault

Cody Gadreault,

Technical Support / Product Manager
Anne Ambo

Anne Ambo,

Customer Service Manager
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Lisa Downing

Lisa Downing,

Customer Service
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Matt Bishop

Marianne Matteson,

Customer Service
Bill Magdalensky

Bill Magdalensky,

Senior Accountant
Matt Bishop

Matthew Hellyar,

Senior Accountant
Daryl Hagopian

Daryl Hagopian,

Accounts Receivable Manager
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Kim Ruddock

Kim Ruddock,

HR/Executive Assistant

Kathy Boliver,

Warehouse & Material Manager
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When you find something you are passionate about, like Eric’s love for aviation, you tend to want to make it part of your life, which is why Eric became a pilot. It’s why he and his wife Daryl named their dog Pilot. Now, they have dedicated the name to their company, Pilot Precision Products.

As your Tooling Concierge

We use our expertise to understand your complex machining applications and recommend the right tooling. At Pilot, we also leverage our technical knowledge and business relationships to connect you with four of the world’s most respected brands of broaching tools, reamers, micro endmills & drills, and more.