President appointed at Chiron America Inc.

September 24, 2019 - 12:15pm
Steve Morris

Dr. Markus Flik, CEO, Chiron Group recently announced the appointment of Steve Morris as Chhiron America’s new President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Chiron America is a unit of Chiron Group, Tuttlingen Germany, a leading designer and builder of advanced vertical milling and turning centers and flexible machining systems.

With over 30 years of business development experience in production systems and technical services, Steve brings a wealth of customer-focused direction and strategy to Chiron America. Having previously served in leadership positions with Husky Injection Molding Systems and Milacron, his contributions have been fundamental in creating lasting models for success within both organizations. Steve’s accomplishments and diverse executive background make him an ideal fit for Chiron America’s strategic vision and next stages of growth. He holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Niagara University, New York.

“This new direction in North American leadership is an extension of the many Chiron Group cultural changes that have been implemented globally,” Dr. Flik said. “We’re now seeing the positive impact of these changes, in the form of new product and technological innovations, state-of-the-art facilities worldwide, increased service and support capabilities, and strengthened customer relationships. Throughout the rich history of our company, we’ve never been better positioned to ensure the continued manufacturing success of each individual customer.”

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.

  • 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.


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