Rollomatic Inc. appoints CEO

February 07, 2023 - 07:00am
Joe Kane as CEO of Rollomatic

Rollomatic Inc., a subsidiary of Rollomatic Holding Switzerland, has appointed Joe Kane as CEO of Rollomatic Inc.

Based in Le Landeron, Switzerland, Rollomatic builds CNC tool/cutter and peel grinding machines as well as laser cutting machines. It's North American headquarters is in Mundelein, Ill., with a state-of-the-art machine demonstration and customer support facility. Their sister company, Strausak Inc., is located in the same building.

While being CEO of Rollomatic Inc., Kane will continue to hold his position as CEO of Strausak Inc. The combined companies will further fill out their global presence in providing top solutions for precision tool grinding and other manufacturing applications.

Kane will continue to be based in the company's North America office located in Mundelein. In this position, Kane will oversee all areas related to the operation of the two companies. Kane will lead a team of 4 senior managers who supervise sales and operations on a cross-functional basis.

“Joe’s impressive track record working as COO of Rollomatic Inc. and his ability to communicate and relate to people make him the ideal leader. Such qualities are key to expanding the brand name and drive the ever-evolving new technologies of the companies. We fully expect that his talents will support the profitable growth of the Rollomatic and Strausak business,” said Eric Schwarzenbach, retiring president of Rollomatic Inc. “Joe has proven repeatedly that he has the combination of capability, ambition and high level of customer engagement that will allow the Rollomatic Group to continue to expand and gain market share in North America.”

Prior to joining Strausak Inc. as CEO in 2017, Kane spent more than 14 years in the manufacturing and quality industry where he began as a Metrology Technician with the United States Marine Corps. He later translated these skills and expanded his career into product and national sales manager positions where he set up distribution and service channels throughout North America for CNC machine tool companies specializing in automated turnkey solutions for production machining.

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.

  • 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.

  • metrology


    Science of measurement; the principles on which precision machining, quality control and inspection are based. See precision machining, measurement.


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