Rollomatic Inc. appoints chief operating officer

April 24, 2020 - 05:00pm
Joe Kane

Mundelein. The Rollomatic Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Kane as COO for both entities, Rollomatic Inc and Strausak Inc. Joe Kane will continue to hold his position as President of Strausak Inc. The combined companies will further fill out their global presence in providing top solutions for precision tool grinding.

Joe will continue to be based in the company's North America office located in Mundelein, IL. In this position, Joe will oversee all areas related to the operation of the two companies. He will personally manage the combined team of applications engineers and he will provide leadership and training to the field service manager, parts & logistics manager and the customer solutions manager and their respective teams. The day‐to‐day running of the company, IT/IS and facility will also be the responsibility of Joe.

“Joe’s impressive track record working as President of Strausak 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, President of Rollomatic Inc. Mundelein, IL.

Joe has been President of Strausak Inc. for 2.1/2 years where he successfully focused on accelerating Strausak's innovation and customer-focused applications in the precision grinding space for the cutting tool industry.

Prior to joining Strausak Inc., Joe spent over 14 years in the manufacturing & 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 sales manager positions where he set up distribution & 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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