GF Machining Solutions Names Scott
Head of Americas Region
Company promotes from within for new president
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., March 31, 2015 – GF Machining Solutions has appointed Scott Fosdick as its new Head of Market Region Americas. Previously the company’s segment Manager for Aerospace and Automotive Asia, U.S.-born Fosdick takes over for former region president Glynn Fletcher.
Fosdick holds a degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado. He started his career in Japan as a development engineer for a Japanese machine tool company. Fosdick joined GF Machining Solutions, previously known as Agie Charmilles, in 1994. He successfully worked for technical service in Japan before taking over the position of Service Manager for Asia. In 2001, Fosdick became the President of Agie Charmilles South China and achieved outstanding results until he left the company in 2007.
In the following years, Fosdick further expanded his knowledge and experience in the aerospace market. He returned to GF Machining Solutions in May 2013 as Market Segment Manager for Aerospace and Automotive in Asia, prior to his most recent promotion to the position of Head of Market Region Americas. “After nearly 24 years in Asia, I’m excited to be back in the United States with GF Machining Solutions and heading a key division within the industry’s leading supplier of EDM, milling, laser texturing and automation technologies,” said Fosdick. “I look forward to contributing to the company’s ongoing success and continued growth in an ever-changing manufacturing landscape.”
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.