Kris Zellmann has been named national sales manager for Strausak Inc., which is a member of the Rollomatic Group and a builder of CNC tool grinding machines based in Biel, Switzerland. Its North American headquarters are in Mundelein, Illinois, with a state‐of‐the‐art machine demonstration and customer support facility.
“We selected Kris Zellmann for this role based on his extensive sales experience in the CNC machine and cutting tool field. His support‐oriented sales approach and his strategic mindset will benefit the customer base and such qualiƟes are key to expanding the brand name and drive the ever‐evolving new technologies of the company” said Joe Kane, president of Strausak Inc. “Kris will be instrumental in expanding the national network of sales channels and distributors for the Strausak brand.”
Prior to joining Strausak Inc., Kris has spent more than 25 years in the machine tool industry.
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.
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.