Rollomatic Inc. in Mundelein, Ill., has appointed Brian Twohey as national sales manager for the United States and Canada. He will also join the Group Management Team at Rollomatic/Strausak North America.
“We selected Brian Twohey for this role based on his extensive sales and manufacturing experience in CNC tool grinding, machine sales, and cutting tool sales. His support‐oriented sales approach and his strategic mindset will benefit the customer base and such qualities are key to expanding the brand name and drive the ever‐evolving new technologies of the company,” said Eric Schwarzenbach, president of Rollomatic.
Schwarzenbach said that Twohey will be instrumental in efficiently managing the regional sales team, outlining training programs for existing and new sales personnel, and developing sales strategies to achieve the set sales goals, targets, and revenue.”
Before joining Rollomatic in 2007, Twohey spent more than 10 years at a renowned large carbide cutting tool manufacturer. There he started as a manufacturing engineer, later became a shop floor manager and eventually production manager, where he oversaw rapid growth in the company's manufacturing capacity. He helped his company in international sales by organizing and attending trade shows worldwide.
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.
- grinding machine
Powers a grinding wheel or other abrasive tool for the purpose of removing metal and finishing workpieces to close tolerances. Provides smooth, square, parallel and accurate workpiece surfaces. When ultrasmooth surfaces and finishes on the order of microns are required, lapping and honing machines (precision grinders that run abrasives with extremely fine, uniform grits) are used. In its “finishing” role, the grinder is perhaps the most widely used machine tool. Various styles are available: bench and pedestal grinders for sharpening lathe bits and drills; surface grinders for producing square, parallel, smooth and accurate parts; cylindrical and centerless grinders; center-hole grinders; form grinders; facemill and endmill grinders; gear-cutting grinders; jig grinders; abrasive belt (backstand, swing-frame, belt-roll) grinders; tool and cutter grinders for sharpening and resharpening cutting tools; carbide grinders; hand-held die grinders; and abrasive cutoff saws.