GF Machining Solutions Appoints New Head of Sales for Central Region

Feb 27, 2017 10:00 AM

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Feb. 27, 2017 – GF Machining Solutions has named Stephan Swanson as its new head of sales in the Central region of the United States. In this new post, Swanson further enhances GF Machining Solutions’ sales, service and support presence in the territory, which includes 15 states.

Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., Swanson will oversee sales in the region for the company’s milling, EDM, micro-machining, additive, laser texturing and automation & tooling solution product offerings. This comprehensive portfolio of products ensures the success of customers in the aerospace, energy, automotive, medical, Information Communication Technologies (ICT), oil/gas and other industries. Swanson is also responsible for ensuring that customers receive top-notch technical training, applications engineering support and assistance with turnkey projects.  

“We are thrilled to have Stephan as part of our team,” said Karl Kleppek, director of business development for GF Machining Solutions. “He brings a solid background of excellent customer service and support plus strong technical skills that will help customers in his territory become more productive and profitable.”

Prior to joining GF Machining Solutions, Swanson was national sales manager of Nomura at Gosinger, Inc. His previous experience also includes positions as sales manager of Bumotec at Starrag Group and as a product manager at Tornos SA. 


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


About GF Machining Solutions