President, CriterionTanya DiSalvo is the president and owner of Criterion Tool & Die (Cleveland), a precision machine shop that specializes in CNC milling, turning and Swiss turning.
DiSalvo took over the third-generation company from her father in 1998. Prior to joining the family business, she was in outside sales for Babcox Publications.
DiSalvo has a passion for sales, and that’s her forte. She never thought that down the road she would be running precision machine shop Criterion, started by her grandfather who passed it to her father who eventually passed it on to her.
“My dad moved into a new facility in Brookpark [Ohio] and wanted to expand his sales capabilities, and I sent in my resume,” DiSalvo told Medical Design and Outsourcing in June 2017.
She started off working in sales and, as part of her training, learned how the machines worked. Sooner or later, there was an opportunity for her to buy out her dad when he decided to retire.
“We made a conscious decision that my dad was going to retire, and I was going to buy him out,” DiSalvo said.
DiSalvo received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Bowling Green State University.