LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., October 30, 2015 – GF Machining Solutions has
appointed a new director of sales and a new director of applications
to its leadership team. Don McMillan and Tony Salvado now
fill these critical roles to enhance the sales, service and
support for the company’s milling, EDM and laser texturing
As director of sales, Don McMillan is responsible for the overall sales of the company’s machine tool selection, including advanced 5-axis technology and automation solutions. He began his career with GF Machining Solutions in 1985 as a field service and applications engineer. His career also includes serving as the EDM supervisor at Foreman Tool and Mold and General Manager at Tri-Wire, Inc. before returning to GF Machining Solutions in 2001 as regional sales manager for the Central region. Prior to being named director of sales, he held positions as applied technology manager and head of sales for the central region.
Tony Salvado brings extensive knowledge of customer applications to his new role as director of applications. Following positions with Klinghoffer Corporation and AK Stamping, he joined GF Machining Solutions in 1987 as an applications engineer in the Northeast region before being named applications manager for that region.
In his new position, Tony Salvado oversees GF Machining Solutions’ regional applications managers and applications engineers as they assist manufacturing customers with optimizing their part-processing operations for improved throughput, shortened lead times and increased productivity. He is also responsible for implementing programs and processes that enhance customer experiences through training, technical support, times studies, test cuts and machine demonstrations.
According to Gisbert Ledvon, director of business development for GF Machining Solutions, Don McMillan and Tony Salvado have been instrumental over the years in helping the company meet the changing and growing demands of customers for advanced, highly efficient machining technology.
“We are fortunate to have these experienced professionals on our leadership team as we continue to develop precision machining innovations and technologies. Each has a very successful track record with GF Machining Solutions and has proven to be a valuable asset to our customers and our company,” said Ledvon.
About GF Machining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machines, automation solutions and services to the tool and mold making industry and to manufacturers of precision components. The products range from electric discharge machines, high-speed and high-performance milling machines, including clamping and palletization systems, and 3D laser surface texturing machines, to services, spare parts and expendable parts, consumables and automation solutions. GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland) and maintains a presence on 50 sites worldwide within its own organization. Its 3,008 employees generated sales of CHF 905 million in 2014. More information can be found at www.gfms.com/us.