Dr. Albert Kingsbury invented the tilting-pad hydrodynamic thrust bearing in 1912 and, from there, built a company and a legacy that continues today under the stewardship of the Kingsbury family.

The workplace culture of Kingsbury is one that values the individual and not just the work. This focus applies to both the individual employee and the customer, and is reflective of the core beliefs of ownership and management. As a member of the Kingsbury team, you will experience a supportive and collaborative environment with a continuous improvement mindset. Kingsbury and its products hold an unequaled reputation across the globe for technical leadership and unsurpassed excellence and quality. Ownership, employees, and customers are all proud to say, “I’m with Kingsbury”.

What We Do

Dr. Kingsbury’s patented tilting-pad, fluid-film bearing, first installed at Holtwood Generating station in Pennsylvania in 1912, permitted the design of larger, more heavily loaded hydroturbine-generators, such as those operating at Hoover Dam and hundreds of other installations world-wide. In 1987, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers awarded the International Historical Landmark Award to Dr. Kingsbury’s invention, an achievement in a league with other esteemed recipients, such as Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone and the Saturn V rocket.

The spirit of ingenuity and excellence in engineering initiated by Dr. Albert Kingsbury has remained the cornerstone of what Kingsbury strives to provide the world. Kingsbury thrust and journal bearings, from large, heavily loaded bearings over 100-inches in diameter for hydro-turbines; to small, very high speed bearings for carbon-capture compressors, are designed, tested, and manufactured to allow machine builders to extend the size, load, and speed of the equipment they build. This results in better, more efficient machines and processes, providing a positive, global impact.

Today, Kingsbury bearings support and enable efficient machinery operations in applications for power generation, oil & gas, marine propulsion, and dozens of other heavy industrial rotating equipment applications. Kingsbury proudly provides main propulsion and various support systems bearings to the U.S. Navy, for whom we have been a key supplier for over 100 years. Kingsbury’s Messinger Bearing product line offers specialty rolling element bearings for various industrial and defense applications. Kingsbury operates a continuously staffed R&D laboratory which tests and develops bearing designs and is the basis for our ability to very accurately predict performance and provide troubleshooting and other application assistance for our customers. We offer life-cycle support over the decades of use of our products and can provide engineering and service expertise to support product in the field. Kingsbury is actively conducting research and development, along with leading laboratories, OEMs, end-users, and universities, to provide bearings to enable very large offshore wind turbines and other environmentally focused cleaner-energy processes. Kingsbury is excited about the transitions taking place globally in the fuel and energy markets and is committed to being a leader in enabling the required technology and innovations addressing climate concerns.

Who We Are


We enable superior machine performance through expert bearing solutions.

Kingsbury Provides:

  • Expert solutions
  • Reliable support
  • Uncompromised performance

At Kingsbury, we are committed to providing our customers with products and services designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards.  As the world-renowned industry leader, we will deliver the highest value to the market and will exceed our customers’ expectations. To our shareholders, we will provide a fair, consistent and long-term return on investment.

We will accomplish this while acting in an ethical and principled manner toward our employees and the communities in which we operate. Kingsbury is committed to improving the global environment, in the way we conduct business, operate our facilities, and through our products and services.

Core Values & Key Behaviors:
  • We do what it takes to protect and enhance Kingsbury’s reputation
  • We highly value the needs of our customers in all that we do
  • We value our employees’ personal well-being and professional development
  • We attend to key matters with a sense of urgency (& communicate accordingly)
  • We engender continuous improvement throughout all aspects of our business
  • We are one company, one team
  • We are all accountable for the bottom line
  • We strive for Innovation in our products and our processes

We aim to provide great benefits and compensation and a comfortable and flexible work environment. We are thankful that this is exemplified by the pride and loyalty our team members show, as reflected in our retention rate. Despite the fact that we operate multiple plants and design, install, and service our products in every corner of the globe, we maintain that small company, family company feel. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to continue your career at a company that genuinely cares about its people, their development, and their quality of life, we’d love to hear from you to see if we’re a fit for one another.

- Mike Brawley, President & CEO

Meet Eve Clulow, Chairman of the Board

Kingsbury’s current Chairman of the Board, appointed in July 2018, is Ms. Eve Clulow, great-granddaughter of the company’s founder, Dr. Albert Kingsbury. Eve’s grandfather, businessman Quinto Maganini, succeeded Albert Kingsbury as the company’s second president from 1943 until 1974. Eve’s mother, Margaretta Maganini Clulow, served as Chairman of the Board from 1975 until 2006, when Dr. Joseph Hill (cousin-in-law to Eve) assumed the title.

One might say that Kingsbury, Inc. was Eve’s destiny from a young age. As a child, Eve often accompanied her mother to Kingsbury’s Philadelphia headquarters for board meetings and got to know many of the employees, several of whom are still with the company today. It was only a matter of time (1991, to be exact) before she joined the board of directors. Eve served as a board member for 27 years before being elected to her current position as Chairman.

Climate Resolutions

Family Statement:

The Kingsbury family recognize that the climate emergency concerns everyone, and we all have a responsibility to address it to protect our planet, our societies and our families. Kingsbury will play its part by measuring and reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions, and using our company and engineering skills, to support renewable energy and climate-friendly energy solutions. In order for the corporation to continue to be a viable entity in the future and serve the interests of all its stakeholders, it must recognize the emergence of alternate and renewable energy and its competition with fossil fuels.

Climate Goals Resolutions:

“By 2035, Kingsbury is to be a Green Energy Company”

  • Carbon Neutral
  • Minimum 50% of our business generated from “Green Energy” applications
  • While maintaining or growing dividends and employment

Corporate Events

Forging Company and Community Connections

Kingsbury employees enthusiastically embrace the company’s family culture. Every year we have several corporate and employee-hosted events. Many of these events and other activities result in, or include community service or donations, which are always matched by the Kingsbury family. Below are photo albums of our most recent celebrations. We hope you’ll enjoy browsing through them as much as we enjoyed creating them!

At Kingsbury, Inc., we derive great satisfaction from giving back to our community by volunteering our time and resources. Our support has had a positive effect on numerous organizations, including:
  • Aid for Friends
  • American Cancer Society
  • Foundation for Free Enterprise Education
  • The Humane Society
  • King’s Veterans Home
  • Oshkosh Food Pantry
  • Philabundance
  • Philadelphia Firefighters Association
  • Savings Paws
  • SPIN (Special People in Northeast Philadelphia)
  • St. Jude Children’s Hospital
  • Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Company Benefits

We’ve Got You Covered

Kingsbury understands that our employees are our number one asset, so keeping them happy and healthy is a top priority. Here are some of the ways we accomplish that:

  • Excellent health, vision, & dental insurance (covered the first month following date of hire)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Account (HSA) Programs
  • Wellness reimbursement programs
  • Company matching 401(k) savings, Safe Harbor company contributions, and post-tax Roth IRA accounts
  • Company-paid life insurance and short-term disability policies
  • Voluntary long-term disability insurance
  • Generous paid time off (starting date of hire)
  • Generous amount of paid holidays (including the last week in December)
  • Educational financial assistance
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Service award recognition
  • Flexible work arrangements available depending on department

Career Development

Keeping You on Top of Your Game

A company is only as a good as its people! At Kingsbury, we pride ourselves in hiring and developing great talent. We support this by continually identifying individuals with the right combination of aptitude and attitude and offering the following programs:

  • Continuing education assistance
  • Training and development
  • Apprenticeship programs
  • Internships
  • Scholarships
College Partnerships
  • Drexel University
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Fox Valley Technical College
  • Williamson College of the Trades
  • Temple University
  • The College of New Jersey
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Villanova University
  • Rutgers University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Community College of Philadelphia
Apprenticeship Programs
  • Youth Apprentice – Machinist
  • Machinist Apprentice
  • Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprentice
  • Industrial Electrician Apprentice

Tonya Kuranaruk
Temple University
Studied Mechanical Engineering
Kingsbury’s Manufacturing Intern from 11/8/2021-1/28/2022

"My time at Kingsbury was a memorable and positive experience, and everyone I worked with made me feel welcomed. I was able to participate in a mix of hands-on work with tools and machining, R&D projects (ANSYS, test rig equipment research), and QC tasks while working with some great people. I got to see how each department interacts and the processes that go into manufacturing and fixing bearings. I enjoyed working here and would have liked to extend my internship had it not been for school commitments.

I had a great time working in the tool room and with QA at Kingsbury. It was a welcoming environment."

Bill Myers
Drexel University
Studied Mechanical Engineering
Kingsbury’s Engineering Intern from 3/22/2021-9/17/2021

“I had a great time working at Kingsbury. From the R&D team I worked with to machinists on the floor that I barely knew everyone was friendly and helpful. The work in R&D is engaging and I learned a lot about Kingsbury's bearings and the machines that test them.”

Environmental Health and Safety

An Ongoing Priority

Kingsbury, Inc. believes that the safety and health of its employees and surrounding communities is fundamental to a sustainable business. We are committed to providing a safe work environment for our employees and protecting the environment by identifying and managing risk, complying with laws and regulations, setting achievable goals, and continuously learning through engagement of internal and external stakeholders.

Career Opportunities

Kingsbury is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applicants can learn more about their rights by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster and its supplement at http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm. Applicants may also view Kingsbury’s Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy Statement here, and Kingsbury’s non-discrimination obligations regarding pay transparency here.

Job Openings

Diversity & Inclusion

Kingsbury, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on merit without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.