SCHUNK Announces New Director of Sales for the Midwest

SCHUNK is proud to announce the promotion of Matt Steele to Director of Sales for Tooling and Workholding. In his new role Steele will work closely with his team to ensure sales strategies are executed for maximum growth as well as develop strong working relationships with top management among end users and sales channels in the Midwest.

Steele has been employed in industrial sales for 24 years, the last eleven of those years he enjoyed working for SCHUNK USA as a Regional Sales Manager and most recently as a Senior Regional Sales Manager. He personally covered Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and the upper peninsula of Michigan as well as mentored co-workers in Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Steele has a true passion for manufacturing and helping manufacturers be competitive in an ever changing industry. 

Bo Shomaker, the Vice President of Sales for Tooling and Workholding said, "Matt's outstanding contributions and extensive experience has prepared him for this new role and I'm excited to see his leadership drive growth forward in the Midwest."

In his new role he will be instrumental in building and maintaining a team of Regional Sales Managers and helping them be successful in their own missions managing the opportunities in their own geographical territories. Steele commented, “It has been a true pleasure working for a worldwide, family owned company that develops and manufactures superior products that guarantee maximum efficiency of machines and equipment. SCHUNK has been a wonderful place to work and I look forward to this new opportunity to prove my ability to help others in the company be successful and reach their personal and professional goals.”


SCHUNK is a competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology. About 3,000 employees in 9 plants and 33 directly owned subsidiaries ensure an intensive market presence. With more than 11,000 standard components SCHUNK offers the world’s largest assortment of gripping systems and clamping technology from one source. Since 2012, Goalkeeper legend Jens Lehmann is brand ambassador for safe, precise gripping and holding.

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