GMTA Names New Vice President

Walter Friedrich, president of GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) recently announced the promotion of Scott Knoy to vice president for the company. Mr. Knoy joined GMTA on July 1, 2005, back when the company was known as American Wera.

Walter Friedrich, president of GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) recently announced the promotion of Scott Knoy to vice president for the company. Mr. Knoy joined GMTA on July 1, 2005, back when the company was known as American Wera. Since then, Mr. Knoy has played a large role in the growth of the organization. He was particularly instrumental in helping GMTA secure a “Global Purchase Agreement” with General Motors.

“Scott has also played a key role in keeping the business running smoothly, especially during the last several years, as we’ve opened our facility in Mexico, and I’ve been working in Mexico to support this effort,” Mr. Friedrich says. The GMTA Mexican facility in Queretaro is now fully functional, with plans for expansion already in the works. 

Mr. Knoy says, “I’m honored to accept the new responsibilities and to continue contributing to the growth of our company. Gears and the auto industry are in my blood, as my dad was in the business, and I literally grew up around gear machines,” he says.

Mr. Knoy will continue to oversee the sales and marketing of the company, in addition to other administrative duties at the Ann Arbor, Michigan, headquarters.