GWS Tool Group LLC hires Shannon Grismore

June 26,2020 - 04:15pm
Shannon Grismore

Press Release – Shannon Grismore has filled a position of Application Specialist at GWS Tool Group.

In this role, Shannon will be responsible for supporting GWS distributors and key metalworking customers in the application of GWS high-performance cutting tool solutions. Cutting tools from GWS include both standard and purpose-built tooling, such as end mills, form tools, step tools, drills, reamers, taps, and turning inserts.

“Shannon’s well-rounded background fits the mold of a GWS Applications Specialist perfectly” said Adam Lafferty, Executive Vice President of Sales. “His background in metalworking and programming, coupled with his industry experience in solid round and indexable cutting tools, will add tremendous value to our customers.”

Grismore started his career 22 years ago as a machinist and programmer within metalworking shops both big and small. After honing his skills on the shop floor, he spent 7 years in the cutting tool sales and application field, helping customers improve processes and ultimately their bottom line. Shannon will be responsible for supporting GWS distributors and end users in Indiana and Ohio.

Related Glossary Terms

  • metalworking


    Any manufacturing process in which metal is processed or machined such that the workpiece is given a new shape. Broadly defined, the term includes processes such as design and layout, heat-treating, material handling and inspection.

  • turning


    Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.