Chris Schulte has filled the position of General Manager for GWS Tool Group’s Arizona facility.
In this role, Chris will be responsible for overseeing all operations and production at the Arizona manufacturing facility. The 60,000 sq./ft facility located in Surprise, Arizona produces custom hole making and finishing tools for the aircraft industry, and houses local inventory as well as production, engineering, and customer service teams. This role will create new synergies with aerospace customers, allowing senior aerospace specialist, Rich Rogers, the ability to dedicate his time exclusively to developing solutions for key aircraft manufacturer’s.
“Chris’s extensive and well-rounded management background make him an ideal fit for leading our Arizona location” said Rick McIntyre, CEO. “His background in both carbide cutting tools and operational business leadership, coupled with sales and custom business models will immediately add value to our customers.”
Chris Schulte started his career at a small carbide manufacturing facility in Warren, MI learning the process of producing carbide blanks, inserts and preforms. After gaining the knowledge on the effects of carbide in cutting tool applications he then left to work in a family owned business where they designed and built special cutting tools to support the automotive and agricultural industries. Over the last 14 years he has been working as a Product Manager for carbide cutting tools as well as a National Sales Manager promoting the carbide blanks needed to produce high quality cutting tools for multiple industries.
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