CERATIZIT has announced that Scott P. Walrath is the company’s new Head of Business Development for the Solid Round Tools division. Walrath brings 39 years of management, sales and product development experience to the position and will continue CERATIZIT’s steadfast commitment to customer service and sales support.
Walrath has acquired a deep understanding of customer needs and challenges through a career that touches on virtually all aspects of the metalworking and machining industry. His work includes CNC programming and operating through product development and deployment with a focus on progressive and proprietary tool design. He has also directed research and testing of the latest tool coating technologies, substrates and macro and micro geometries. As a solid round tool milling specialist, Walrath supervised the design and development of advanced-engineered end mill and shank tooling solutions for key manufacturers throughout North America.
Additionally, Walrath possesses a comprehensive industry background that also includes senior leadership positions in sales, marketing and business development. In those positions, he advised and supported customers with custom engineered solutions, milling strategies and tool path guidance for complete process optimization – capabilities that will also enable him to enhance CERATIZIT’s customer experience.
“Scott possesses a wealth of knowledge when it comes to solid carbide tools and will be an asset to CERATIZIT in all facets of our business,” said Dan Cope, Executive VP of Cutting Tools at CERATIZIT USA. “His solid expertise in the design, production, application, troubleshooting and selling of solid carbide tools will allow us to better support our customers and provide them an excellent sales and service experience.”
About CERATIZIT USA, Inc.
Part of the CERATIZIT Group, CERATIZIT USA designs and manufactures high quality standard and custom tooling for the metalworking industry. With headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois, CERATIZIT USA is a solutions and service provider for many different industry segments, including automotive, aerospace, and energy. With a highly specialized staff, expansive product portfolio and an International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration, CERATIZIT USA provides manufacturers with the complete application engineering, service and training support needed for maximum productivity and cost-effectiveness.