Seco Tools' Todd MillerClick image to enlargeTodd Miller is the manager of product marketing at Seco Tools, Troy, MI. He is part of a series of organization changes at the cutting tool company.

Formerly Seco's manager of rotating products for NAFTA, he succeeds Larry Lefkof, who is now national sales director for the company's Niagara Cutter division. Tim Aydt was promoted to product manager of milling, while Gary Meyers is now product manager of solid carbide, and Chad Miller is product manager of turning and advanced materials.

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Absolutely Anything

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