July 1, 2021 – Kent Carlsen has filled a position of Application Specialist at GWS Tool Group.

In this role, Kent will be responsible for supporting GWS distributors and key metalworking customers in the application of GWS high-performance cutting tool solutions. Cutting tools from GWS include both standard and purpose-built tooling, such as end mills, form tools, threaded shank tooling, step tools, drills, reamers, taps, PCD tipped tooling along with countless variations of special turning inserts.

For several years, he has been applying his knowledge at the spindle helping to optimize customers production requirements along with strengthening sales channel partner cutting tool knowledge and their role bringing good solutions to the spindle. His background includes programming, cost savings and productivity solutions for some of the largest end users in his area. Kent comes to us from a highly regarded global cutting tool manufacturer where he achieved their Productivity Engineer of the Year Award, three times.

“Kent’s extensive metalworking and process improvement experience is an ideal fit for our organization” said Scott Tiehen, Director of Sales – West. His extensive metalworking background coupled with a successful track record working with key channel partners and end users will immediately add value to our customers.”

For GWS, Kent will be responsible for business development and application support for our channel partners and end users in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.

Kent’s Contact Information:

(435) 258-8649