Benz Inc. names Southeast regional sales manager

October 09, 2017 - 02:15pm

Brian KrinBenz Inc., Hickory, N.C., which produces CNC tooling for the metal, wood and composites industries, named Brian Krin the Southeast regional sales manager for metal tooling.

“Benz is very excited about adding Brian Krin to our sales team,” said John Rosa, national sales manager of the metal division. “His extensive manufacturing and industrial distribution experience will be an asset to helping Benz’s customers find new ways to build their businesses by increasing their productivity and profitability.”

Krin began working in the machine tool industry operating screw machines at age 15. He then advanced to become a journeyman toolmaker machining aircraft alloys, fixtures, dies and repairs. After training in manufacturing, he accepted an inside sales position followed by 15 years in outside sales with American Tool Supply Inc., Chicopee, Mass. Krin then joined B&F Machine Co., New Britain, Conn., where he managed purchasing, bought tooling and capital equipment, initiated a vending program and negotiated contracts for material and shipping. Prior to joining Benz, he relocated to the Southeast, where he developed new territory for a local industrial distributor organization.

Related Glossary Terms

  • alloys


    Substances having metallic properties and being composed of two or more chemical elements of which at least one is a metal.

  • composites


    Materials composed of different elements, with one element normally embedded in another, held together by a compatible binder.

  • 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.