Deniz Sari Appointed New Gear Technology Manager

We are proud to announce the recent appointment of Dr. Ing. Deniz Sari to the newly created position of Gear Technology Manager for Samputensili and its joint-venture Star SU. A talented leader and industry expert, Deniz brings significant experience, knowledge and passion for gears to the business.

Born in Aachen, Germany, the 31-year-old holds a Diploma Degree and a Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the RWTH Aachen University. After his study, he has worked first as a researcher, then as the Leader of the Gear Manufacturing Group of the WZL of RWTH Aachen University.

In his new role of Gear Technology Manager, Deniz will analyze all best practices coming from Samputensili and Star SU manufacturing plants around the world, combine them and optimize all production processes from design to shipping, not only from a technical, but also from an organizational point of view. In this sense, he will be responsible for supporting the international sales structure by developing solutions, systems and synergies across the company, and helping to establish seamless consumer experiences worldwide.

“As our organization continues to expand and evolve worldwide, talented professionals like Deniz help us grow and strengthen our position on the market,” said Teodoro Ceglia, General Manager of Samputensili Cutting Tools. “In particular, Deniz’s extensive experience with production processes, technological solutions and industry experts will make our training programs stronger and more valuable for our customers who attend.”

“Aachen University and the WZL represents state-of-the-art education and process development in gear manufacturing technology. We are very pleased to have Deniz Sari become part of our global gear technology team to help us develop gear manufacturing technology for the next generation,” said David Goodfellow, President of Star SU LLC.

“I am excited to join the company in a position where I can share my knowledge and skills,” said Deniz. “After working for the WZL of RWTH Aachen University, I look forward to putting my experience to work and implementing best-in-class systems across the company, including a strategic focus on the innovation of gear cutting tools, which will help customers grow their profits and efficiency.”

After an extensive training of several months in Italy at Samputensili, Deniz will move to headquarters of Star SU, located in Hoffman Estates, Chicago, IL. “I am enthusiastic of the opportunity to connect people all around the world through ideas and technology.”

About the companies


Samputensili Cutting Tools and Samputensili Machine Tools are companies and global brands of the multinational Maccaferri Industrial Group, founded in Bologna, Italy, in 1879.

Since its creation in 1949, Samputensili has been one of the world leaders in the development, manufacturing and sales of gear manufacturing machinery (grinding, shaving, chamfering and deburring machines), gear manufacturing tools (hobs, shaving cutters, shaper cutters, chamfering, deburring and rolling tools, scudding® tools, etc.) and related equipment.

Sales and service centers are located throughout Europe, the United States, South America and the Asia-Pacific region.

Star SU

Star SU, Llc. is the go-to-market cooperative partnership of Star Cutter Company of Farmington Hills, MI, and SU America, Inc. of Hoffman Estates, IL, the US sales and manufacturing unit to Samputensili Cutting Tools Srl of Bentivoglio, Italy. The companies together represent one of the world’s largest gear machine, tool and gear tool manufacturing producers.

The combined resources of Star SU enable customers to benefit from over 125 years of combined experience in the field of gear manufacturing. This includes expertise in the field of gundrills and reamers, functional and decorative coatings, and near net shape tungsten carbide blanks used in cutting tools, wear parts, and cold heading.

The headquarters of Star SU is located in Hoffman Estates, IL (Chicago), 30 minutes from Chicago-O’Hare International Airport. Manufacturing facilities and sales structures are located in Brazil, China and South Korea.

Star Cutter

Star Cutter Company was founded in 1927 by Howard B. Lawton and Frank Burgess. Headquartered in Farmington Hills, MI, Star Cutter Company has gradually developed into a world leader in the cutting tool industry with six manufacturing facilities within five manufacturing divisions, which produce seven product lines. Each manufacturing facility specializes in producing a specific type of product or service. Today, Star Cutter Company counts nearly 500 employees and manufacturing plants in Elk Rapids, MI, Lewiston, MI, Ossineke, MI, and Tawas, MI, and offices in Farmington Hills, MI.

For further information, please contact:

For Samputensili:

Rossella Tarantino

Marketing Manager


Phone: +39 051 6319 709

Mobile: +39 366 5746761


For Star SU and Star Cutter Company:

Mark Parillo

Director of Marketing

Star SU, LLC

Phone: +1 248 442 3137

Mobile: +1 248 595 6320


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