Röhm Products of America broadens sales team

April 04,2018 - 01:45pm

Röhm Products of AmericaRöhm Products of America, Suwanee, Ga., a provider of clamping and gripping technology for the metalworking industry, expanded its sales team with the addition of Steven Onik as national sales manager and Yusuf Ali as regional sales manager for Canada. Both are responsible for supporting the company’s chucks, centers, vises, tool clamping and automation systems as well as customized solutions for turning, milling, drilling and grinding. 

Onik comes to RÖHM with extensive sales and marketing experience in the cutting tool industry. Most recently, he held the position of director of sales and marketing for Fraisa USA, Inc. His career also includes sales management and sales engineering positions with other cutting tool providers. He graduated with a bachelor of science in business management from Aurora University in Illinois, where he was a Dunham Scholar and a member of two honor societies.

As national sales manager, Onik will lead RÖHM’s entire sales team including its regional sales managers and inside sales associates. With a focus on providing exceptional service to customers, he is responsible for managing growth and profitability for the company’s varied product lines and wide selection of workholding solutions.

Ali also brings exceptional sales experience – including specific workholding knowledge – to RÖHM and its customers. Prior to joining the company, he held business development and sales engineering positions in Canada for two other workholding solution providers. Ali earned his bachelor of arts in business and humanities from York University and a diploma in mechanical and manufacturing technology from Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology, both in Toronto.

“We are excited that Steven and Ali have joined our team,” said Matthew Mayer, chief executive officer of RÖHM Products of America. “As the manufacturing sector continues to expand, their solid experience in the industry will enable us to meet the rapidly changing needs of our existing customers and grow our business by developing relationships with new ones.”

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.

  • 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.