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UNITED GRINDING North America Announces Key Promotions to Leadership Team

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, July 17, 2019 – As part of its continued efforts to provide customers with the highest level of service, UNITED GRINDING North America has announced several organizational changes and promotions. These changes, which include an expanded executive vice-presidential position and a planned transition of leadership for the Tool Division, will serve as a further investment in the company’s ability to provide innovative grinding, measuring and eroding technologies to customers across the continent.

The promotions include Markus Stolmar, who will transition from his role as the vice president of the Tool Division to executive vice president, and Simon Manns, who will take over Stolmar’s leadership of the Tool Division after spending many years as the division’s technical sales manager. UNITED GRINDING North America has also announced that Sales Support Engineer Richard Navratil has been promoted to the Tool Division’s technical sales manager position. Outside the Tool Division, Phil Wiss has been promoted from regional sales manager III to regional sales manager IV, and Jason Barber was promoted from Information Services manager to the director of Information Services.

“On behalf of the entire team at UNITED GRINDING, I’d like to congratulate Markus, Simon and their colleagues on their well-deserved promotions,” said Steve Jacobson, president and CEO of UNITED GRINDING North America. “Under their stewardship, the North American Tool Division, as well as the Sales and Information Services departments, have played crucial roles in the company’s effort to offer world-class manufacturing technology backed by exceptional customer service. We wish them continued success in their new roles.”


About UNITED GRINDING North America, Inc.

With nearly 200 employees across the U.S., Canada and Mexico and a new 110,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio, UNITED GRINDING North America, Inc., strives to increase its customers' competitiveness through grinding and ultra-precision finishing solutions for the manufacturing industry, backed by single-source customer care. The company's surface and profile, cylindrical and tool grinding technology groups cultivate a partnership-based relationship throughout the region, selling, automating, rebuilding and supporting precision machines for grinding, eroding, laser ablation, combination machining and measuring under the MÄGERLE, BLOHM, JUNG, STUDER, SCHAUDT, MIKROSA, WALTER and EWAG brands. A subsidiary of the UNITED GRINDING GROUP, the company holds ISO 9001 certification to assure quality in development, production, shipping and support operations. UNITED GRINDING North America, Inc., also holds International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Registration. Learn more at



With a turnover of around 700 million euros, the UNITED GRINDING Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of precision machines for grinding, eroding, lasering, measuring and combination machining. With its eight company brands MÄGERLE, BLOHM, JUNG, STUDER, SCHAUDT, MIKROSA, WALTER and EWAG, UNITED GRINDING offers a broad application knowledge, an extensive product portfolio and a complete array of services on the international market. The Group employs a workforce of around 2500 employees and more than 20 production, service and sales locations and agencies throughout the world.