As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to quality, innovation and long-term growth, GF Machining Solutions recently announced two key leadership changes, both of which were effective September 1, 2019. Scott Fosdick, former president and head of market region North and Central America, has been promoted to the position of head of sales, marketing, business development and communications for the global organization. Phil Hauser, formerly the director of sales and head of turbine group at GF Machining Solutions USA will assume Fosdick’s former position.
Scott Fosdick holds a degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado. Between 1994 and 2019, Scott served in a variety of capacities for GF Machining Solutions, including field service engineer, advanced technical support manager, service and applications manager for the Asia region, President of GF Machining Solutions in southern China, and market segment manager for aerospace and automotive in Asia, before returning to the United States to become president and head of market region Americas. In his new position, Fosdick will oversee all sales, marketing, communications, and business development activities for the global organization.
“Today’s manufacturing landscape is more competitive than ever. Business changes in real time,” said Fosdick. “As a company, we are committed to continuous improvement on a global scale, both in terms of technology and how we work with customers to solve problems. Further optimizing our sales and marketing efforts allows us to be more agile and put creative solutions into our customers’ hands faster than ever before.”
Phil Hauser joined GF Machining Solutions in May of 2015 and has since served as director of sales and most recently as head of the turbine group, Liechti America. Prior to his work at GF Machining Solutions, Hauser was president of EMCO Maier Corporation and sales manager at MS Precision Components, LLC. Hauser received a Bachelor of Business Administration, Management and Operations in 2013 from AFW Wirtschaftsakademie Bad Harzburg GmbH in Harzburg, Germany. As president of market region North and Central America, Hauser is responsible for sales, marketing, and service operations for the region.
“I am honored to be chosen to lead one of the industry’s leading suppliers of machine tools and technology. GF Machining Solutions has always taken a customer-centric approach to business, which is evident in the long-term success of the company,” said Hauser. “We will continue to invest in our company and our people to exceed our customers’ technology expectations and deliver world-class customer support.”
About GF Machining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machine tools, diverse technical solutions and services to manufacturers of precision molds and tooling and of tight-tolerance, precision-machined components. The key segments we serve include the aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics industries. Our extensive portfolio ranges from Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) solutions, three- and five-axis Milling machines and Spindles, Laser texturing machines, Additive Manufacturing and machines for Laser micromachining to solutions for Tooling, Automation, Software and Digitalization—all backed by unrivaled Customer Services and support. GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting Division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland) and maintains a presence at 50 locations worldwide. Its 3,394 employees generated sales of CHF 1,066 million in 2018.