Ceratizit announces that Scott P. Walrath is the new business development manager for the Solid Round Tools division. Walrath brings 39 years of management, sales and product development experience to the role and plans to continue Ceratizit’s unwavering commitment to customer service and sales support.
Walrath has gained a deep understanding of customer needs and challenges through a career that touches virtually every aspect of the metalworking and machining industry. His work includes CNC programming and operation through product development and deployment with an emphasis on progressive and proprietary tool design. He also led the research and testing of the latest tool coating technologies, substrates, and macro and micro geometries. As a strong specialist in round tool milling, Walrath has overseen the design and development of end mill and shank tooling solutions for key manufacturers across North America.
Additionally, Walrath has extensive industry experience in leadership roles in sales, marketing and business development. In these positions, he has advised and supported customers with custom engineering solutions, milling strategies and toolpath advice for full process optimization – capabilities that should enable him to enhance the experience. Ceratizit customer.
“Scott has a wealth of solid carbide tooling knowledge and will be an asset to Ceratizit in all facets of our business,” said Dan Cope, executive vice president of cutting tools, Ceratizit USA. “His strong expertise in the design, production, application, troubleshooting and sales of solid carbide tools will allow us to better support our customers and provide them with an excellent sales and service experience.”