Ceratizit names business development head for solid round tools

July 27, 2022 - 07:00am
Scott P. Walrath

Ceratizit has named Scott P. Walrath as its head of business development for the Solid Round Tools division. Walrath brings 39 years of management, sales and product development experience to the position, the company said. 

Walrath has acquired a deep understanding of customer needs and challenges through a career that touches on virtually all aspects of the metalworking and machining industry. His work includes CNC programming and operating through product development and deployment with a focus on progressive and proprietary tool design. He has also directed research and testing of the latest tool coating technologies, substrates and macro and micro geometries. As a solid round tool milling specialist, Walrath supervised the design and development of advanced-engineered end mill and shank tooling solutions for key manufacturers throughout North America.

Additionally, Walrath possesses a comprehensive industry background that also includes senior leadership positions in sales, marketing and business development. In those positions, he advised and supported customers with custom engineered solutions, milling strategies and tool path guidance for complete process optimization – capabilities that will also enable him to enhance CERATIZIT’s customer experience.

"Scott possesses a wealth of knowledge when it comes to solid carbide tools and will be an asset to CERATIZIT in all facets of our business," said Dan Cope, Executive VP of Cutting Tools at Ceratizit USA. "His solid expertise in the design, production, application, troubleshooting and selling of solid carbide tools will allow us to better support our customers and provide them an excellent sales and service experience."

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

    Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.

  • metalworking


    Any manufacturing process in which metal is processed or machined such that the workpiece is given a new shape. Broadly defined, the term includes processes such as design and layout, heat-treating, material handling and inspection.

  • milling


    Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.

  • milling machine ( mill)

    milling machine ( mill)

    Runs endmills and arbor-mounted milling cutters. Features include a head with a spindle that drives the cutters; a column, knee and table that provide motion in the three Cartesian axes; and a base that supports the components and houses the cutting-fluid pump and reservoir. The work is mounted on the table and fed into the rotating cutter or endmill to accomplish the milling steps; vertical milling machines also feed endmills into the work by means of a spindle-mounted quill. Models range from small manual machines to big bed-type and duplex mills. All take one of three basic forms: vertical, horizontal or convertible horizontal/vertical. Vertical machines may be knee-type (the table is mounted on a knee that can be elevated) or bed-type (the table is securely supported and only moves horizontally). In general, horizontal machines are bigger and more powerful, while vertical machines are lighter but more versatile and easier to set up and operate.

  • shank


    Main body of a tool; the portion of a drill or similar end-held tool that fits into a collet, chuck or similar mounting device.


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