GF Machining Solutions Names New Head of Business Development

Jan 17, 2017 3:30 PM
Karl Kleppek


Karl Kleppek
Director of Business Development
GF Machining Solutions LLC
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Chuck Bates
Director of Public Relations
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GF Machining Solutions Names New Head of Business Development

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Jan. 17, 2017 – GF Machining Solutions has named Karl Kleppek as its director of business development. He brings with him more than 25 years of sales, business development and marketing experience that will help continue the robust sales, service and support of the company’s milling, EDM, micro-machining, additive, laser texturing and automation & tooling solutions.

In his new role, Kleppek is responsible for the development and leadership of marketing strategies that will further strengthen existing customer relationships, as well as develop new opportunities in the aerospace, energy, automotive, medical, ICT, oil/gas and other industries. He will also oversee efforts to ensure that GF Machining Solutions’ customers and distributors have the guidance, technology and training they need to succeed.

“We are thrilled to have Karl at GF Machining Solutions,” said Scott Fosdick, president at GF Machining Solutions. “His proven experience and energy make him a valuable addition to our team as we continue to grow and support more manufacturers in their use of the leading technologies and services we provide.”

Prior to joining GF Machining Solutions, Kleppek served as director of sales and strategic business development for FANUC America Corporation. His career also includes multiple sales management positions at Siemens Energy and Automation along with a machine tool sales engineering position at Advanced Machinery Sales. Kleppek earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.


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