Starrett Names New Strategic Accounts Manager for Industrial Products in North America

The L.S. Starrett Company,  a leading global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, metrology systems, saw blades, power tool accessories and more, has recently appointed Mr. Seth Downing as its new Strategic Accounts Manager North America, Industrial Products. The role was previously held by Mr. Michael Connor who was recently promoted to Sales and Marketing Director North America, Starrett Industrial Products.

“We are very pleased to welcome Seth to Starrett,” said Connor. “He brings successful industry sales and marketing experience to his new role, along with proven results when managing and growing large industrial national accounts such as MSC, Grainger and Fastenal.”

Mr. Downing has over 10 years of experience in tool manufacturing focusing on the industrial, retail, and automotive channels. His background spans roles such as industrial national account manager and channel marketing manager, and also includes experience in business development and sales management.

Mr. Downing holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He resides in Tennessee and will be based out of the company’s headquarters in Athol, Massachusetts.

About The L.S. Starrett Company

Founded in 1880 and headquartered in Athol, MA U.S.A., The company is a leading global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, optical comparators and vision systems and force and hardness testing solutions. Starrett also manufactures laser measurement systems, custom engineered granite solutions, custom gaging, band saw blades, power tool accessory saw blades, workshop tools and jobsite tools. The company brand is recognized throughout the world for exceptional quality and precision. Skilled personnel, superior products, manufacturing expertise, innovation and excellent service and support have earned Starrett its reputation as the “World’s Greatest Toolmakers”. Starrett has over 1,400 employees worldwide and annual sales exceeding $250 million. The company has five manufacturing locations in the U.S.A., including facilities in Massachusetts, Georgia, Ohio, Minnesota, and California. The company also has three international manufacturing facilities. Plants are located in Brazil, Scotland and China, in addition to distribution centers and offices located worldwide. The L.S. Starrett Company is publicly traded on the NYSE, symbol SCX.

For more information contact The L.S. Starrett Company, 121 Crescent Street, Athol, MA 01331 U.S.A. Telephone: (978) 249-3551, Fax: (978) 249-8495, email:, internet:

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