Our Team


Dirk Gage Owner

Founded Gage Machine Tool in 2003. Spent most of career at Hurco. Married with four children and enjoys hunting, fishing along with harassing our Hurco students!


Tim Navalta Salesman

Tim Navalta joined Gage Machine Tool after 15 years as a direct salesman for Hurco USA in Detroit, Michigan.

Moved to Kansas with wife and two daughters late last year to run our Wichita office.

Likes the outdoors (especially all the sunshine), spending time with family, and hopes to one day see the Detroit Lions in the Super Bowl (but isn’t holding his breath).


Lyndon Stone Service Engineer

I was raised in south central Nebraska and now live in Lenexa, Kansas with my wife of 11 years.  I have been servicing machine tools for about 25 years now and enjoy my role in keeping customers happy with their machines.  I’m all about buildin' and fixin'.


Mike Snook Service & Parts Coordinator

I have been in the machining trade for 23 years now, and 10 of those years I was a customer of Gage Machine Tool and purchased multiple machines from Dirk. Two years ago I decided to join the team at Gage, and now I organize schedules of the Service Department. In my spare time I am a photographer, wood worker, and enjoy shooting and reloading.


Mark Kalmer Service Engineer

Mark Kalmer has been in the machine tool maintenance field for 25 years, and decided to join our team in December 2021.  When he isn’t working on machines you can find him working his equine rescue and rehab facility.  He and his fiancé are both active in the Rodeo circuits, and still compete.


Andrew Clark Service Engineer

Andrew Clark was a Hurco machinist for 15 years before joining the team here at Gage in September of 2021.  When he is not out fixing machines for us you can find him being a family man, or out in his garage working on boats or hotrods.


Cathy Hare Office Manager

I am Cathy Hare and I am the Office Manager at Gage Machine Tool.  I have enjoyed working at Gage since 2012.

 My responsibilities include the Accounting, Human Resource, Order Entry and all other office duties.

If you ever have a question about an invoice or any other accounting related issue I am your contact. 

I am married and blessed with 3 children and 2 grandchildren.  My hobbies include gardening, hiking and taking care of my grandchildren and my grandpup.