New Regional Sales Managers

Michael Hilbert now supports customers in the Central region, while Doug Smith supports customers in the Southeast region for United Grinding North America.

United Grinding North America has appointed two new regional sales managers to further strengthen applications, service and sales support for the company’s array of cylindrical solutions. Michael Hilbert now supports customers in the Central region, while Doug Smith supports customers in the Southeast region.

Mr. Hilbert, whose territory includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Texas, Northern Illinois and Northern Indiana, brings substantial grinding industry experience to his new role as regional sales manager. He has been employed by United Grinding since 2011, and prior to joining the company, Mr. Hilbert held positions with Professional Tool Grinding Inc. (PTG), Walter Grinders Inc. and Riverside Tool and Carbide.

Mr. Smith also joins the team with extensive experience in the industrial manufacturing industry. He previously held positions with Bahmueller Technologies Inc., PurePower Technologies, Continental Automotive, Siemens-Navistar and Bosch. His territory includes Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

In their new roles, Mr. Hilbert and Mr. Smith help automotive and aerospace OEMs as well as Tier 1 suppliers, and other precision manufacturers acquire the best cylindrical equipment from the Studer, Schaudt and Mikrosa product lines to meet their challenges. Furthermore, they ensure customers and distribution partners throughout their regions have the guidance, technology and training they need to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.