Erick joined Ajax Metal Forming in 1984, leaving a sales position in telecom. He started in sales and moved into management. Erick retired from the company in June of 2017. Anecdote: Just prior to his retirement, Erick played golf with his very first Ajax customer. Ajax is still making parts for this customer, has done millions of dollars of business over the years, and both companies are still growing. Erick took over day-to-day management of the business in 1989. Erick purchased ownership of the company in 1982 along with his brother Tom.