Röhm Products of America appoints regional sales managers

February 17,2018 - 05:30pm

Röhm Products of AmericaRöhm Products of America, Suwanee, Ga., a provider of clamping and gripping technology for the metalworking industry, has appointed three regional sales managers to support growing sales of the company’s chucks, centers, vises, tool clamping and automation systems, as well as customized solutions for turning, milling, drilling and grinding. Mark Thompson now works with customers in the Midwest; Josh Vanderveer works with customers in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas; and Jonathan Napier works with customers in Georgia, Florida, Alabama and western Tennessee.

Thompson comes to Röhm with extensive experience providing custom engineered manufacturing solutions to a wide range of companies, from tier one suppliers and jobs shops to first-time users of CNC equipment. A territory sales manager for a leading cutting tool supplier before joining Röhm, his career has spanned decades and includes many other sales engineering positions with leading machine tool and cutting tool providers. He graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Vanderveer also brings solid sales and manufacturing expertise to Röhm and its customers. Prior to joining the company, he also was a territory sales manager for a leading cutting tool supplier, where he was responsible for supporting customers in Oklahoma and Arkansas. He previously served as a senior account executive for a global media company. He earned his bachelor of science in business administration from Oklahoma State University.

Napier joins the team from outside the machine tool industry and brings wide-ranging sales and business experience that will help Röhm’s customers drive business growth and capitalize on new revenue potentials. He has exceptional leadership, organizational and communication skills and previously owned his own business. Napier attended Valdosta State University and Emmanuel College.

“Adding Mark, Josh and Jonathan to our team enables us to strengthen our presence in these regions,” said Matthew Mayer, chief executive officer of Röhm Products of America. “They all bring solid experience and proven success that will help us grow our business and enhance support to our new and existing customers.”

Related Glossary Terms

  • centers


    Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.

  • 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.

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

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

  • grinding


    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.