Star SU Names Rick Falgiatano as Vice President Cutting Tool Sales

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL.— Star SU of Hoffman Estates, IL has appointed Rick Falgiatano as Vice President of Sales for its Cutting Tool division.

Rick brings 35 years of experience in the cutting tool industry, including twenty in sales management roles – most recently as District Sales Manager for Kennametal, Latrobe, PA.  Rick has gained in-depth expertise in milling and drilling, as well as managing channel partner distribution, integration and integrated programs.

Rick attended the University of Phoenix in Warrenville, IL, and served as past president and charter board member of the Society of Carbide and Tool Engineers (SCTE) Rockford and Chicago chapters.

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

  • indexable gear milling solutions by Sandvik Coromant

  • 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, and SU America, Inc., the US sales and manufacturing unit to SAMP, S.p.A. The companies together represent one of the world’s largest gear machine, tool and gear tool manufacturing producers.


Mark C. Parillo

Star SU, LLC

Phone: 847-649-1450

FAX: 847-649-0112


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