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Star SU Appoints Chris Cella Product Manager for Round Tools

Press release date: January 22, 2014

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL. — Chris Cella has been promoted to Product Manager for Solid Carbide Round Tooling and Gundrill products at Star SU LLC.

Mr. Cella joined Star SU in 2013 to bring additional depth to our application engineering department. This experience will be a welcome component of the growth strategies for our Solid Carbide Round Tooling and Gundrill products. Additionally, his extensive background in manufacturing, sales and as a customer, will be an asset to our manufacturing sites, Regional Sales Managers and, ultimately our customers.

Mr. Cella, 46, brings two decades of experience in the fields of round tools, gundrills, and gundrilling to his new position. In the decade prior to coming to Star SU, he provided tool reconditioning services, continuous improvement programs, and troubleshooting support in the aerospace, automotive, heavy truck, hydraulic, power generation, and transportation industries.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

About Star SU, LLC

Star SU, LLC offers a wide variety of machine tools, precision cutting tools and services including:

• vertical and horizontal gear hobbing machines
• chamfering and deburring machines
• gear grinding machines
• gear shaping and shaving machines
• tool grinding machines
• gear hobs and milling cutters
• gear shaper cutters and shaving tools
• chamfer and deburring tools
• gundrills
• form tools and reamers
• carbide blanks and preforms
• tool coatings
• and tool life cycle management services

Star SU is the go-to-market cooperative partnership of Star Cutter Company of Farmington Hills, MI, SU America, Inc., the US sales and manufacturing unit to Samputensili, S.p.A., and Bourn Koch Inc. of Rockford, IL. The companies together represent one of the world’s largest gear machine, tool and gear tool manufacturing producers.


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