ABOUT US

National Jet Company embodies a convergence of TECHNOLOGY, TEAMWORK, PASSION, & INTEGRITY.

ABOUT US

A convergence of TECHNOLOGY, TEAMWORK, PASSION, & INTEGRITY.

NATIONAL JET COMPANY- A FAMILY-FRIENDLY BUSINESS

NATIONAL JET COMPANY- A FAMILY-FRIENDLY BUSINESS

National Jet Company is the embodiment of the family owned business. The company was purchased in 1992 by Sam and Pam Griffith with no prior experience of owning a manufacturing company. Over the years, Mr. Griffith leaned on his family, team, passion and integrity to grow the business.

Sam Sr. retired in December of 2020 and passed the business to Sam Jr. As the new President, Sam Jr. is committed to investing in the latest technology and pushing the limits of micro-hole manufacturing and precision machining.

Under Griffith’s leadership, National Jet Company is not just a family business; it is a family-friendly business. They celebrate employees’ personal milestones. There is a quarterly pancake breakfast where bonus checks are passed out. There is always a company Holiday Party and frequently a company sponsored trip to amusement parks with entire families. It is a typical family-run business, and it’s a great place to work.

The National Jet Quality Policy

Enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty by meeting our customer’s requirements and expectations.

Continually improve our products, striving to ship defect free products.

Continually improve the effectiveness of our quality management system.

Maintain a motivated and highly skilled team.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Samuel B. Griffith

Samuel B. Griffith  /  President


Honoring the Legacy while Expanding Capabilities.

When Sam Griffith took the helm of National Jet Company in 2020, he committed to continuing the proud legacy:

International Micro-hole experts since 1937.

It’s a legacy that Sam takes very seriously.
Equally serious is Sam’s commitment to infusing the latest technologies onto the shop floor to expand capabilities. Investing in state-of-the-art equipment allows National Jet to exceed customer demands and industry expectations.

Sam first joined his father at National Jet in 2014. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. Sam is proud to serve as a trustee of the NTMA, and he has been appointed to the Maryland Manufacturers Advisory Board.

Sam is committed to both honoring the legacy of the company, while also pushing the limitations of micro-hole manufacturing and precision machining. Looking simultaneously backwards AND forwards, Sam is constantly reminded of what is most important: Ensuring the Success of our Customers.

Samuel B. Griffith / President

Samuel B. Griffith

Honoring the Legacy while Expanding Capabilities.

When Sam Griffith took the helm of National Jet Company in 2020, he committed to continuing the proud legacy:

International Micro-hole experts since 1937.

It’s a legacy that Sam takes very seriously.
Equally serious is Sam’s commitment to infusing the latest technologies onto the shop floor to expand capabilities. Investing in state-of-the-art equipment allows National Jet to exceed customer demands and industry expectations.

Sam first joined his father at National Jet in 2014. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. Sam is proud to serve as a trustee of the NTMA, and he has been appointed to the Maryland Manufacturers Advisory Board.

Sam is committed to both honoring the legacy of the company, while also pushing the limitations of micro-hole manufacturing and precision machining. Looking simultaneously backwards AND forwards, Sam is constantly reminded of what is most important: Ensuring the Success of our Customers.

Wayne Moyer

Wayne Moyer  /  Plant Coordinator


Wayne Moyer is a man on the move.

As Plant Coordinator, Wayne spends his days moving between suppliers, engineers, technicians, sales people and most importantly, customers.

Exotic materials, tolerances, and work holding: every job presents a challenge, and Wayne is the man for the job! He is energized by the process, he understands the machine technology, and he knows how to get the job done.

Wayne uses these same on-the-move, problem-solving skills in his everyday life.
Biking the 2,700 miles of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail, hiking across the 2,100 miles of the Appalachian Trail and running in the New York City Marathon…. time and again, he has proved his mettle!

Weekends are jam packed with family: between Wayne and his wife Catherine, there are eight children. With ages ranging from 8 to 30, there is always a reason to CELEBRATE!

At work or at home, Wayne’s tenacity, focus and hard work is evident, and it’s all with the same goal: finding the most efficient solution, and empowering the people around him to be their best!

Wayne Moyer / Plant Coordinator

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Wayne Moyer is a man on the move.

As Plant Coordinator, Wayne spends his days moving between suppliers, engineers, technicians, sales people and most importantly, customers.
Exotic materials, tolerances, and work holding: every job presents a challenge, and Wayne is the man for the job! He is energized by the process, he understands the machine technology, and he knows how to get the job done.

Wayne uses these same on-the-move, problem-solving skills in his everyday life.
Biking the 2,700 miles of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail, hiking across the 2,100 miles of the Appalachian Trail and running in the New York City Marathon…. time and again, he has proved his mettle!

Weekends are jam packed with family: between Wayne and his wife Catherine, there are eight children. With ages ranging from 8 to 30, there is always a reason to CELEBRATE!

At work or at home, Wayne’s tenacity, focus and hard work is evident, and it’s all with the same goal: finding the most efficient solution, and empowering the people around him to be their best!

Chuck Condor

Chuck Condor / Sales Manager


Chuck Condor is all about matching challenges with solutions.

As the Head of Sales and Marketing for the National Jet Company, Chuck knows the capabilities of every machine, every tool, and every technology that National Jet employs. He understands his team, and he knows the processes for manufacturing. Pulling these myriad parts and capabilities together, Chuck works closely with the customer to provide the most accurate and efficient method to produce their part.

Before his move to the National Jet Company, Chuck spent ten years in New Hampshire, where he and his three young sons took full advantage of the White Mountains. Having endured the wind, cold, heat, ice and snow, Chuck has summited most of the 48 highest peaks in the Presidential Range, which means he is well on his way to capturing the coveted title of NH48. His most harrowing adventure in the Whites was his trip down the Tuckerman’s Ravine…on skis!

Here in Maryland, Chuck stays at lower elevations, but still travels in the paths of Presidents. His thrice-weekly runs are alongside the C+O, a canal first envisioned by George Washington.

With his sons now grown and out of the house, Chuck looks forward to meeting them on the top of a ski slope, or a river bed with a couple of kayaks.

Chuck is always working on a solution: how to get to the top of the mountain or how to get to the bottom of the ski slope. Most importantly, though, is “how to produce the best parts for his customers”.

Chuck Condor / Sales Manager

Chuck Condor

Chuck Condor is all about matching challenges with solutions.
As the Head of Sales and Marketing for the National Jet Company, Chuck knows the capabilities of every machine, every tool, and every technology that National Jet employs. He understands his team, and he knows the processes for manufacturing. Pulling these myriad parts and capabilities together, Chuck works closely with the customer to provide the most accurate and efficient method to produce their part.

Before his move to the National Jet Company, Chuck spent ten years in New Hampshire, where he and his three young sons took full advantage of the White Mountains. Having endured the wind, cold, heat, ice and snow, Chuck has summited most of the 48 highest peaks in the Presidential Range, which means he is well on his way to capturing the coveted title of NH48. His most harrowing adventure in the Whites was his trip down the Tuckerman’s Ravine…on skis!

Here in Maryland, Chuck stays at lower elevations, but still travels in the paths of Presidents. His thrice-weekly runs are alongside the C+O, a canal first envisioned by George Washington.

With his sons now grown and out of the house, Chuck looks forward to meeting them on the top of a ski slope, or a river bed with a couple of kayaks.

Chuck is always working on a solution: how to get to the top of the mountain or how to get to the bottom of the ski slope. Most importantly, though, is “how to produce the best parts for his customers”.

Beth Czapski

Beth Czapski / Accounting Manager


Adding it all up.

If it’s anything that has to do with dollars, pounds or euros, Beth is in charge.

Any given day, she works through the columns and the rows:
employee compensation, customer billings, invoices owed to suppliers.

Whether it’s a customer in Switzerland or a machinist standing in her office, Beth works gently and patiently to be sure the numbers are spot-on!

Beth was well on her way to a successful career in banking management when she met the handsome Stuart. Twenty years and four incredible kids later, Beth is pleased to return to the full-time workforce. What makes it even better? The awesome group of people she works with!

On the weekends, Beth heads east to the beach, or west to the mountains.
Whichever direction she chooses, she is sure to be surrounded by her favorite thing: FAMILY.

Beth Czapski / Accounting Manager

Beth Czapski

Adding it all up.
If it’s anything that has to do with dollars, pounds or euros, Beth is in charge.

Any given day, she works through the columns and the rows:
employee compensation, customer billings, invoices owed to suppliers.

Whether it’s a customer in Switzerland or a machinist standing in her office, Beth works gently and patiently to be sure the numbers are spot-on!

Beth was well on her way to a successful career in banking management when she met the handsome Stuart. Twenty years and four incredible kids later, Beth is pleased to return to the full-time workforce. What makes it even better? The awesome group of people she works with!

On the weekends, Beth heads east to the beach, or west to the mountains.
Whichever direction she chooses, she is sure to be surrounded by her favorite thing: FAMILY.

FOUNDED ON SMALL HOLE DRILLING (A Little History…)

FOUNDED ON SMALL HOLE DRILLING (A Little History…)

National Jet Company was founded by John Cupler in 1937. He worked at a local fiber plant and came up with a better way to make the drills and drill the small holes that the company needed for the manufacturing of their spinnerettes. He set up shop in Cumberland, Maryland. As National Jet Company grew, the company expanded into many different methods for making small holes, including EDM, wire EDM, swiss turning, and more.

In the late 50’s National Jet Company was featured on the popular game show “I’ve Got a Secret” with Gary Moore. Mr. Cupler appeared on the show and the “secret’’ was that he had drilled a hole thru Bess Myerson’s hair. To see the clip from this show, click here.

Drilling a human hair…

The story with the most history though, is of Mr. Cupler drilling a hole in a competitors drill. One day in the early 1960’s, Mr. Cupler received a package from a European competitor that showed off their latest drill, a drill that they claimed was the smallest in the world. Mr. Cupler inspected the drill, then took it to his shop and drilled a hole in the end of their drill! He sent it back to the competitor with a note that simply said “No it isn’t”. The story was eventually picked up by the Wall Street Journal and seems to be remembered by a lot of people. It is indeed a true story.

To the right is a photograph of a human hair (approximately .003’’ diameter) through which National Jet Company has drilled a hole (.0012’’ diameter hole). National Jet Company produced the drilling machine, the drills, and the know how to do this work. Everything about this job was Made in the USA.

National Jet Company was founded by John Cupler in 1937. He worked at a local fiber plant and came up with a better way to make the drills and drill the small holes that the company needed for the manufacturing of their spinnerettes. He set up shop in Cumberland, Maryland. As National Jet Company grew, the company expanded into many different methods for making small holes, including EDM, wire EDM, swiss turning, and more.

In the late 50’s National Jet Company was featured on the popular game show “I’ve Got a Secret” with Gary Moore. Mr. Cupler appeared on the show and the “secret’’ was that he had drilled a hole thru Bess Myerson’s hair. To see the clip from this show, click here.

Drilling a human hair…

The story with the most history though, is of Mr. Cupler drilling a hole in a competitors drill. One day in the early 1960’s, Mr. Cupler received a package from a European competitor that showed off their latest drill, a drill that they claimed was the smallest in the world. Mr. Cupler inspected the drill, then took it to his shop and drilled a hole in the end of their drill! He sent it back to the competitor with a note that simply said “No it isn’t”. The story was eventually picked up by the Wall Street Journal and seems to be remembered by a lot of people. It is indeed a true story.

To the right is a photograph of a human hair (approximately .003’’ diameter) through which National Jet Company has drilled a hole (.0012’’ diameter hole). National Jet Company produced the drilling machine, the drills, and the know how to do this work. Everything about this job was Made in the USA.

National Jet Company was founded by John Cupler in 1937. He worked at a local fiber plant and came up with a better way to make the drills and drill the small holes that the company needed for the manufacturing of their spinnerettes. He set up shop in Cumberland, Maryland. As National Jet Company grew, the company expanded into many different methods for making small holes, including EDM, wire EDM, swiss turning, and more.
In the late 50’s National Jet Company was featured on the popular game show “I’ve Got a Secret” with Gary Moore. Mr. Cupler appeared on the show and the “secret’’ was that he had drilled a hole thru Bess Myersons hair. To see the clip from this show, click here.

The story with the most history though, is of Mr. Cupler drilling a hole in a competitors drill. One day in the early 1960’s, Mr. Cupler received a package from a European competitor that showed off their latest drill, a drill that they claimed was the smallest in the world. Mr. Cupler inspected the drill, then took it to his shop and drilled a hole in the end of their drill! He sent it back to the competitor with a note that simply said “No it isn’t”. The story was eventually picked up by the Wall Street Journal and seems to be remembered by a lot of people. It is indeed a true story.

Drilling a human hair…

Above is a photograph of a human hair (approximately .003’’ diameter) through which National Jet Company has drilled a hole (.0012’’ diameter hole). National Jet Company produced the drilling machine, the drills, and the know how to do this work. Everything about this job was Made in the USA.