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Second Shift Leader Brad Walma Makes Sure Custom Comes Standard Every Day

Meet Brad Walma, our Second Shift Leader at our GWS-MI facility in Grand Rapids, MI. Brad has been working at this location since 2013. He first heard about our Michigan facility from a friend of his who told him the shop was spotless and a great place to work, so he knew he had to […]

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Logistics and Quality Supervisor Dollin Islam Keeps It Steady On And Off The Dance Floor

Meet Dollin Islam, our Logistics and Quality Supervisor at our GWS-Edmonton facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Dollin or “Dolly” as she is known to her coworkers, has been working at this location for over fifteen years. She started as a general labor associate and has quickly risen due to her attention to detail and willingness […]

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Production Manager Norberto Pablo-Quinones Serves Country And Company With Distinction

Meet Norberto Pablo-Quinones, our Production Manager at our GWS-CA facility in Vista, California. Norberto has been working at this location for over ten years, when he left the Marine Corps to pursue a career in manufacturing. His military background helps him keep the many tool orders on schedule at his facility, utilizing his mastery of […]

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Office Manager Erin Hogan Shines Like A Star

Meet Erin Hogan, our Office Manager at our GWS-MI facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Erin has been working at this location since 2016, making sure both customers and coworkers alike are greeted with a warm smile. In addition to offering exceptional customer service when processing orders, her accounting skills and ability to help out in […]

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Lead Tool Designer and Technical Service Associate Lori Sturdevant Goes Above And Beyond For Her Customers and Community

Meet Lori Sturdevant, our Lead Tool Design and Technical Service Associate at our GWS-Beloit facility in Illinois. Lori has been working at this location for 35 years, where she uses her vast experience with technical quotes, design and overall tap knowledge to help her customers every day. Designing Threads and Loving It Since 1986, Lori […]

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Production Setup Programmer Chris Luedtke Conquers Mountains And Machines Alike

Meet Christopher Luedtke, one of our Production Setup Programmers at our GWS-Batavia facility in Illinois. Chris came to GWS Tool Group through the acquisition of CJT Koolcarb in March 2021, where he had been working since 2005. He now focuses on streamlining projects that include the reduction of processes to manufacture new and existing tools.  […]

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Shipping/Receiving Supervisor Anna Swonger Keeps Her Department Running Smoothly

Meet Anna Swonger, our Shipping/Receiving Supervisor at our GWS-Arizona facility. Since 2008, Anna has been working at the Surprise, AZ location making sure our shipping and receiving departments run smoothly. In addition to ensuring our custom and standard tools get sent to our customers on time, she oversees the purchasing of everything that the production […]

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Customer Service Representative Patricia “Trish” Roberts Shines Bright Like Her Smile

Meet Patricia “Trish” Roberts, one of our Customer Service representatives at our GWS-NC facility. Since 2012, Trish has been working at the Arden, North Carolina location entering orders along with billing, shipping, receiving, and helping to train new hires. Self-described as having a crazy personality and loving to have fun, it’s no wonder both her […]

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Customer Service Representative Carol Witkus Keeps Orders On The Right Track

Meet Carol Witkus, one of our Customer Service representatives at our GWS-Batavia facility, formerly known as Taurus Tool & Engineering. Since 2011, Carol has been working at the Batavia, IL location both entering and helping to expedite orders, invoicing, billing and always striving to go above and beyond for her customers. Time Tested Manufacturing Experience […]

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Production Engineer David Park Brings Tool Designs To Life

Meet David Park, one of our Production Engineers at our GWS-Massachusetts facility. Since 2010, David has been working at the Springfield, MA location programming our CNC machines, troubleshooting problems and even training our operators.  From Printer To Machining Pro Although David wasn’t always a Production Engineer or working with state-of-the-art CNC grinding centers, you would […]

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CNC Grinder Operator Adam Bieber Is A Rock Star During And After Work

Meet Adam Bieber, one of our CNC Grinder Operators at our GWS-Michigan facility. Since 2018, Adam has been working at the Grand Rapids, MI location operating our many CNC grinding machines while trying to absorb everything he can learn along the way.  Finding A Passion For Machine Tools Early On Adam’s high school in Byron […]

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CNC Grinder Operator Somsack Douangdet Is Following In His Father’s Footsteps

Meet Somsack Douangdet, one of our CNC Grinder Operators at our GWS-Florida facility. One could almost say that Somsack was destined to find his way to GWS Tool Group at our Tavares, FL location. Since March 2012, Somsack has been working at GWS-FL helping to operate our many CNC grinding machines. When he isn’t keeping […]

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GWS-IL Supervisor Wendy Myhres Has Done It All

Meet Wendy Myhres, the 1st Shift Manufacturing Supervisor at our GWS-Illinois facility, formerly known as North American Tool Corporation. In this position, Wendy’s responsibilities include supervising the workflow, quality, time and efficiency of our manufacturing team at GWS-IL. Manufacturing Experience from A to Z Wendy has been at the GWS-IL plant for over 20 years. […]

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Product Specialist Anthony Ferraioli is a Modern Renaissance Man

Meet Anthony Ferraioli, the Product Specialist at our GWS-Arizona facility, formerly known as Intrepid Tool Industries. In this position, Anthony’s responsibilities include technical support, custom tool quotations, and general customer service in and around aircraft tooling solutions. Depth of Knowledge During his almost 10-year career, Anthony has risen through the ranks and brought his accumulated […]

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