Walter Appoints New Regional President

Waukesha, WI — Walter, a leading cutting tool manufacturer has announced the appointment of Richard Garrick as President Sales Region World West. The announcement was made by Mirko Merlo, President Walter AG which includes the U.S. Garrick will report to the President of Walter AG, and he will be part of the Walter Executive Management Team.

In his position, Richard Garrick will be responsible for leading and managing the sales performance of Sales Region World West, comprised of Walter US, Walter Brazil, Walter Mexico and Walter Canada. He was formerly the president of tool manufacturer Precorp, which joined Sandvik Machining Solutions in 2013.

Mirko Merlo stated, “Having executed a successful integration of Precorp into Sandvik Coromant, Richard has an excellent knowledge of the American cutting tool market. He has broad leadership and management experience and an entrepreneurial spirit.”

Richard Garrick added, “I look forward to being a part of Walter, a well-known and well-respected brand in cutting tools. Walter is a leader in its field and I welcome the opportunity to take the company forward and continue its growth.

Walter, a global leader in the metalworking industry for over 100 years, offers a wide range of precision tools for milling, turning, drilling and threading applications. The company helps customers in the aviation and aerospace industries, automotive, energy, and general industry improve process reliability and increase productivity. As an innovative partner capable of creating digital process solutions for optimal efficiency, Walter is pioneering Industry 4.0 throughout the machining industry. With Regional Headquarters in Waukesha, WI, Walter markets its competence brands Walter, Walter Titex, Walter Prototyp and Walter Multiply through a network of channel partners and field engineers across the USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

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