Heidenhain Corp. appoints business development manager

July 27, 2017 - 09:30am

Heidenhain Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., has hired Gisbert LedvonGisbert Ledvon as TNC business development manager in North America. With over 20 years of extensive corporate industrial machine business experience, he assumed the position earlier this year and is responsible for growing the CNC control business in the region. Heidenhain's CNC control models are referred to as TNCs and growing in market share in North America.

He is responsible for developing a strategy to drive technical value and commercial demand for the high-end TNC controls at the end-user and OEM levels. Ledvon reports to the new president and managing director, David Doyle. In addition, Ledvon is charged with leading a team of 5-axis machining, programming and technology specialists.

Prior to joining Heidenhain, he served as director of business development for many years, as well as applications manager, for GF Machining Solutions LLC (formerly GF AgieCharmilles), Lincolnshire, Ill. Born in Germany, he began his professional training as an apprentice via the Tool and Die Vocational College, Olsberg, Germany. Ledvon has lived in the United States for many years and completed a business program at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, Ill., in 2009.

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.


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