Cline Tool, Newton, Iowa, recently added two new sales positions. Jeff Prothero has been named the regional manager and project engineer for Cline Tool's Southern Wisconsin/Northern Illinois branch. The company also appointed Brian Krebs as field application engineer at its Houston branch.
Said Cline Tool President and CEO Jim Long: "Jeff has a deep knowledge of the industry, having most recently worked in sales for Sandvik Coromant for nearly 20 years. Brian brings a strong background in lean manufacturing and CNC programming from his career at Baker Hughes, and as a technical productivity engineer at Sandvik Coromant. We are pleased to have both of these highly successful people join our organization and are excited about the valuable technical expertise they will offer to area manufacturers."
Founded in 1948, Cline Tool offers manufacturers a range of services, including custom metal cutting tools, engineering services, integrated supply/vending programs and tool reconditioning.
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.
- lean manufacturing
Companywide culture of continuous improvement, waste reduction and minimal inventory as practiced by individuals in every aspect of the business.