GF Machining Solutions picks new European market chief

February 04, 2016 - 11:15am

Antonio FaccioGF Machining Solutions, Meyrin, Switzerland, announced in January that Antonio Faccio replaced Bernhard Kasper as head of the European market region, according to a Feb. 1 company news release. Kasper, who held the position for more than 15 years, will retire this summer.

Faccio, the former head of GF Machining Solutions Italy, holds a degree in mechanical engineering and has an excellent expertise in computer numerical control. In 1998, he joined FANUC Italia, and swiftly moved from the application field to the sales area. Since 2011, Antonio Faccio has been in charge of the GF Machining Solutions sales company in Italy, and successfully developed the Italian market.

"Thanks to his profound professional experience, he will bring the right dynamism to further develop this important region," said Pascal Boillat, head of GF Machining Solutions.

Bernhard KasperFor Kasper, who has worked at GF Machining Solutions for 30 years, retirement officially begins Aug. 31. He joined GF as a sales engineer for AGIE Losone, Switzerland, and successively held the positions of Market Responsible and Division Manager. Since 2000, he has been head of the European market region and supervised eight sales companies. 

Pascal Boillat, head of GF Machining Solutions, said: "Thanks to his dedicated work, Bernhard Kasper has been playing an outstanding role in the successful development of GF Machining Solutions in Europe. We warmly thank Bernhard Kasper for his many years of valuable contribution and wish him all the best."

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.

  • numerical control ( NC)

    numerical control ( NC)

    Any controlled equipment that allows an operator to program its movement by entering a series of coded numbers and symbols. See CNC, computer numerical control; DNC, direct numerical control.


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