March 24th, 2015
I’m writing to let you know that our company founder and CEO – my father – Dave Monaghan passed away on March 21, 2015. We remember his legacy and are grateful for his vision and drive that was the foundation for who we are and what we do as a company.
Dave’s entrepreneurial spirit founded the company in 1986 as Monaghan & Associates, Inc., making quality roller burnishing and mechanical joining tools. In the early days, Dave was involved with every aspect of the business from sales, tool design, machine programming and operation, delivery, accounting and more.
That company grew under his direction and leadership to be what it is today: an engineering, marketing and master distribution agent of custom finish tooling for the global metalworking industry, now known as Monaghan Tooling Group.
Those of you who knew him know that he was a consummate professional and gentleman in all that he did. His demeanor and kind-hearted, yet firm, approach gave customers and employees alike the confidence that they were being treated with care and integrity. In this way, he taught us all how to strive for excellence in customer service – the hallmark of who Monaghan Tooling Group is today.
Though Dave was retired and has not been a part of daily operations since 2011, he was our role model and mentor. Today we invite you to pause to honor his life and legacy with us.
On behalf of the Monaghan family and our company,