- Kilo International was started in 1956, by Bob Gach, in LaVerne, CA. At this time, the company focused on producing the finest in dials. The company remained in LaVerne, under the direction of Mr. Gach until 1983, when Mr. Gach passed away. The shop was then run by Jim Davis, until he bought the company from Mr. Gach's estate in 1987. At this time, the company started expanding its operations to include custom machining and controls knobs. In 1990, the company moved to its current location in Provo, UT and is continuing to build upon its reputation as the producers of the finest in multi-turn dials and control knobs.