So that you can get to know WFL better, in each issue of COMPLETE we will be introducing one of our WFL branches. For this reason, we contacted the responsible branch managers and asked them about relevant topics that may be of interest to you.
What was the reasoning behind the move to the new site in the US?
In order to survive and grow on the North American market, being able to act as a local partner is essential. For WFL customers it is important that our employees provide them with quick and efficient support, be it with regard to servicing or staff training. By moving to the new premises we are making clear our intention to remain on the market and to support our customers in their successful further development.
What is special about the site in Wixom?
With the Wixom site, WFL is increasing its reach throughout North America. Proximity to customers and reduced response times simplify the coordination of aftermarket sales and the spare parts supply while also supporting application engineering. This ensures flawless cooperation between the customer and WFL. We are also planning to conduct and present machine demonstrations and process-related work in Wixom in the near future.
What is your preferred target market?
Our customers are companies with special machining requirements and high quality standards. Our MILLTURN systems are the specialists for the machining of complex, precision workpieces, often in just one clamping operation. We offer our customers advanced technologies, software that simplifies processes (programming, simulation and collision protection) and a stable partnership.
Please, tell us a bit about yourself!
It all started back in the early seventies, when I began my career in machine tools at George Fischer AG in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. After many years working in field sales within Europe, I applied for a long-term position at the Houston branch in Texas. After a few successful years, I was given the opportunity to move to the Quotations department and then to switch to the role of General Manager at the North American site. At that time the branch had been relocated to Michigan due to a company takeover, and subsequently also represented Boehringer crankshaft machines for the automotive industry. After more than 25 exciting and inspiring years in the crankshaft industry, on a warm autumn day in 2017 I decided that it was time for a change. I found my next adventure in WFL Millturn Technologies and I now head things up at the site in Wixom, Michigan.