GF Machining Solutions adds new sales post

February 27, 2017 - 11:30am
GF Machining Solutions adds sales post

GF Machining Solutions, Lincolnshire, Ill., named Stephan Swanson as its new head of sales in the Central region of the United States, according to a Feb. 27 news release. In this new post, Swanson will further enhance GF Machining Solutions’ sales, service and support presence in the territory, which includes 15 states.

Swanson will oversee sales in the region for the company’s milling, EDM, micro-machining, additive, laser texturing, and automation and tooling solution product offerings. This product portfolio serves customers in the aerospace, energy, automotive, medical, information communication technologies (ICT), oil/gas and other industries. Swanson also will be responsible for ensuring that customers receive top-notch technical training, applications engineering support and assistance with turnkey projects.

“We are thrilled to have Stephan as part of our team,” said Karl Kleppek, director of business development for GF Machining Solutions. “He brings a solid background of excellent customer service and support plus strong technical skills that will help customers in his territory become more productive and profitable.”

Prior to joining GF Machining Solutions, Swanson was national sales manager of Nomura at Gosinger Inc. His previous experience also includes positions as sales manager of Bumotec at Starrag Group and as a product manager at Tornos SA.

Related Glossary Terms

  • electrical-discharge machining ( EDM)

    electrical-discharge machining ( EDM)

    Process that vaporizes conductive materials by controlled application of pulsed electrical current that flows between a workpiece and electrode (tool) in a dielectric fluid. Permits machining shapes to tight accuracies without the internal stresses conventional machining often generates. Useful in diemaking.

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

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

  • 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.