GF Machining Solutions has expanded its Business Development/Marketing and Sales teams with new additions, from within the organization and outside.
In Canada, Sean Smith has been named the new sales manager – Canada, coming to GF from Machine Tool Systems Inc. and Elliott Matsuura.
The new team members:
Sean Smith, Sales Manager – Canada, previously served as a product manager with Machine Tool Systems Inc. (Mississauga, Ontario), where he represented the GF Machining Solutions product line. Sean also was responsible for GF Machining Solutions products for Elliott Matsuura (Oakville, Ontario), working with dedicated application and service staff. He holds tool and die certification from Georgian College (Barrie, Ontario) and completed a four-year machinist apprentice program.
Rina Hoshino, market intelligence analyst, worked for GF’s Piping Solutions division in Irvine, California, for five years, holding the titles of product manager – vinyls, logistics expeditor and project manager – key accounts. Her duties on GF Machining Solutions’ Business Development/Marketing team include design and management of research projects aimed at locating new markets and growing market share. Rina holds a master’s degree in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, New York). She is fluent in Japanese and enjoys learning languages.
Philipp Hauser, director of sales, has added the responsibilities for GF Machining Solutions’ North American sales activities to his role with the company’s Turbine Group. Phil joined GF Machining Solutions in May 2015.
Peter Eigenmann, head of sales – southeast region, joins GF Machining Solutions in Huntersville, North Carolina after serving as head of project management for GF Machining Solutions in Schorndorf, Germany. Peter joined the company in April 2013, bringing extensive experience in industrial manufacturing operations, machine tools, and the tool and die industry. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Technical University (Uzwil, Switzerland) and a master’s certificate in project management from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).
Sean Szczygiel, regional sales manager – northeast, previously held the title of territory manager for the northeast region at Belmont Equipment and Technologies (Madison Heights, Michigan). His prior position focused on EDM consumables and machine tools. Sean holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Western New England College (Springfield, Massachusetts).
Andrew Stemler, sales manager – milling, assumes sales and development responsibilities for GF Machining Solutions’ Central Region after holding managerial roles with machine tool companies in Illinois and Wisconsin. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Andy has managed sales, applications and service teams throughout his career. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Lewis University (Romeoville, Illinois).
Richard Klein, sales manager – advanced manufacturing, joins GF Machining Solutions after 18 years with OKK USA Corporation (Glendale Heights, Illinois), most recently as senior manager engineering department and regional sales manager, with responsibilities for 12 states and seven distributors. He will focus on machine sales development and performance in additive manufacturing, laser ablation and micro machining. Rich holds an associate degree in machine tool technology/machinist and computer-aided manufacturing from Triton College (River Grove, Illinois).
Melissa McCrossen, sales manager – advanced manufacturing, moves from regional sales manager for the GF Machining Solutions Consumables group to her new role with the Advanced Manufacturing group. Before joining the company in 2013 as a regional sales manager, Melissa served as western regional sales manager for Nordson MARCH (Concord, California), gaining extensive sales experience with capital equipment.