Cutting tool manufacturer Walter USA LLC, Waukesha, Wis., appointed Dan Shelton managing director of the U.S. He will be responsible for leading and managing the sales performance of Walter U.S., including responsibility for financial planning, target setting, negotiating group agreements and managing stakeholder relations that ensure achievement of the overall company strategy. He will report directly to Muff Tanriverdi, president of the World West Region, which includes the U.S. Shelton previously was sales director at Sandvik Hyperion AB, Stockholm, and prior to that worked for over 10 years at Sandvik Machining Solutions AB, Sandviken, Sweden.
"Dan brings extensive experience in sales, metalworking and leadership to this position," Tanriverdi said. "He will be a valuable asset to Walter, working closely with our sales and marketing team to demonstrate the value of 'Walter Kompetenz' in the marketplace."
"I look forward to the challenges of taking an admired and significant brand like Walter to new heights and success," Shelton said. "The company has always had a strong focus on core values, customer relations and product innovation. We'll continue to reinforce that to industry."
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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.