Terry M. Lewis started Lewis Seal & Consulting, Limited in 2001 as a sales rep agency, focused primarily on engineered polymer (PTFE) seals and components, manufactured by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (formerly The Furon Company). His decision to leave 30 years of “Corporate America” (after managing two major seal companies), was based on his passion for getting back to the roots of his success, which was in front of the customer and solving seal problems. In 2004, he was joined by Ken Reinert, a key member of Terry’s previous management staff, who brought over 25 years of additional seal experience to the business.
Recognizing the need for a strong seal distribution presence in the Midwest, Windy City Seals, Inc. was added as a distributor extension of Lewis Seal & Consulting. Our years of management experience in operations, enable us to understand the commercial “wants and needs” of our customers, which truly compliments our engineering and manufacturing knowledge in a way that no other seal distributor or sales representative agency can.
Beginning in 1977, we have worked on the inside of every facet of the seal manufacturing business including General Management, Engineering, Manufacturing, Production & Inventory Control, Quality, and Sales and Marketing. This unique, hands-on experience not only enables us to understand our customer’s objectives, but to also work as your partner with the manufacturer.
We are NOT your typical seal distributor & sales rep. If you’re looking for that doughnut carrying salesman…we’re not your guys. If you’re looking for someone to roll up their sleeves and work with you from design through installation… from prototypes to production… that’s us!
We’re problem solvers:
- Propellant systems (ground and airborne) for the space shuttle
- Developed the seals for the environmental system on the space station
- Extensive work in off shore moorings for sub-sea transfer of oil
- Aircraft engine applications, accessory gearbox expertise
- Aircraft flap and slat actuation systems
- Nuclear seals for main vessel and expansion joint systems
- Compressors, HVAC and air.
- Developed seals for miniature hydraulic valves
- Cryogenic valves and pumps
We can service your seal requirements in a way that best meets your technical/commercial needs. Direct from one of our manufacturing principles, or as your supply chain service center. Windy City Seals, Inc. is at your service EIGHT DAYS A WEEK.
Terry M. Lewis
1953 – 2011
He lives with us in memory and will for evermore.