United Grinding North America Inc. announces staffing changes

May 04, 2018 - 11:00am

United Grinding North AmMichael Hilberterica Inc., MiamDoug Smithisburg, Ohio, appointed two regional sales managers to further strengthen applications, service and sales support for the company’s full array of cylindrical solutions. Michael Hilbert now supports customers in the Central region, while Doug Smith supports customers in the Southeast region.

Hilbert, whose territory includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Texas, Northern Illinois and Northern Indiana, brings substantial grinding industry experience to his new role as regional sales manager. He has been employed by UNITED GRINDING since 2011, and prior to joining the company, Hilbert held positions with Professional Tool Grinding, Inc. (PTG), Walter Grinders, Inc., and Riverside Tool and Carbide.

Smith also joins the team with extensive experience in the industrial manufacturing industry. He previously held positions with Bahmueller Technologies, Inc., PurePower Technologies, Continental Automotive, Siemens-Navistar and Bosch. His territory includes Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

In their new roles, Hilbert and Smith help automotive and aerospace OEMs as well as Tier 1 suppliers, bearing manufacturers, job shops, tool and die shops, moldmakers and other precision manufacturers acquire the best cylindrical solutions from the STUDER, SCHAUDT and MIKROSA product lines to meet their particular challenges. Furthermore, they ensure customers and distribution partners throughout their regions have the guidance, technology and training they need to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.

Related Glossary Terms

  • 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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