Stephan Swanson is the new head of U.S. sales for the central region for GF Machining Solutions, a 15-state territory.

Based in Lincolnshire, Illinois, Swanson will oversee sales in the region for the company’s milling, EDM, micro-machining, additive, laser texturing, and automation & tooling offerings. This portfolio of products serves the medical, aerospace, energy, automotive, information communication technologies (ICT), oil/gas, and other industries. Swanson is also responsible for ensuring that customers receive technical training, applications engineering support, and assistance with turnkey projects.

“We are thrilled to have Stephan as part of our team,” says 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 is territory become more productive and profitable.”

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

Northeast US regional sales manager appointed at Hainbuch

Hainbuch America officials named Brian Eaton to regional sales manager for the Northeast, covering New York, Pennsylvania, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware.

Jim Woods, president of Hainbuch America comments, “Brian’s technical ability and experience in precision workholding should be an asset to our customers in specifying the proper workholding solution for their applications, and he is excited about collaborating with our expanding customer base in the Northeastern U.S.”

Eaton brings nearly 40 years of experience in technical sales including workholding companies Hardinge Inc., Röhm Products of America, and most recently ATS Systems.