A Century of Family Business
The Szego family has a hundred-year history of metallurgists, machinsts, inventors, and entrepreneurs. Our first 80,000 sq. ft. factory in Nagykanizsa, Hungary in 1932 lead to operations in Canada and the United Kingdom and dozens of patents and inventions in use throughout the world.
Five generations have taken up their desire and drive to make things better, fix them, build them, create them, make them work – all with an ability to conceptualize a bigger picture, a process, a beginning and end.
For over 20 years, David has created and launched new products and services, and built Professional Services delivery groups for large enterprises.
Dr. Träss has been the key researcher and developer of the Szego Mill for over 40 years. Currently Professor Emeritus of the Applied Chemistry Dept. of the University of Toronto, he received his Sc.D in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering at Princeton University He has published more than 100 papers and conference proceedings on the Mill. Its uses have been highlighted in textbooks and industry journals over the last 4 decades. He holds 6 patents relating to the Mill including processes for its use in the food, waste management, and oil & coal industries.
Andrew is a mechanical engineer, inventor, entrepreneur and product of the Szego family legacy. He has held 10 patents in manufacturing equipment and explosion suppression systems. Andrew brings 50 years of experience in manufacturing and business, as well as detailed and specific expertise in the history of the Szego family's inventions.
Sonja brings a career of experience as head of Finance and Human Resources for Canada’s largest modelling agency, as well as previous experience as a Human Resources Director for a private mortgage firm, firmly supported by a background in psychology and behavioural studies.