United Grinding names new RSM; adds dealers

April 04, 2024 - 07:30am

United Grinding North America, a premier provider of tool, cylindrical and surface and profile CNC grinding machines, recently added to its continental footprint with two new distribution partners and a new Regional Sales Manager for the Cylindrical Division.

Luke Tankersley was named the new Cylindrical RSM in late 2023, covering the Southeast territory of the United States.

“As I step into my new role as Regional Sales Manager for United Grinding’s Cylindrical Division, I am incredibly excited about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. It’s not often you are presented with an opportunity to work with and represent the world’s best as this role provides with STUDER and United Grinding,” Tankersley said. “I eagerly anticipate the chance to develop strong client relationships and drive growth and success for our customers. This new position represents an exciting chapter in my career, and I look forward to contributing to the continued success of United Grinding.”

Two new dealer partners
Two top machine tool dealers, Sonoran Machinery (Southwest U.S.) and Premier Machine Tool (Eastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan), have joined the United Grinding North America team as well.

“We’re proud to represent United Grinding in our Arizona territory,” said Ken Goodman, Owner, Sonoran Machinery. “Their leadership in the CNC grinding world is unmatched, and our shared commitment to delivering world-class technology only reinforces why this partnership made so much sense.”

“We made a deliberate choice to represent United Grinding, which was driven by their long-established history of innovation, unwavering dedication to customer service and unparalleled technology. These values align seamlessly with our principles,” said A.J. Schweda, Owner, Premier Machine Tool.

For much more on United Grinding and to explore an
updated dealer map, visit grinding.com.

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.


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