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MAPAL USA has new CEO and President

(PresseBox) (Aalen, ) Since the beginning of February, Torsten Buchwald (47) has been directing business operations of MAPAL Inc. in the USA – where it is represented by locations in Port Huron, Michigan, and Fountain Inn, South Carolina – as the new Chief Executive Officer and President. Production at the two branch offices with about 175 employees focuses on PCD and carbide tools. MAPAL tool solutions are especially in demand in the automotive and aerospace industries. "We would like to make use of the strong growth potential of these industries and further expand project business", says Buchwald. He also points to a clear goal he has set: "We intend to boost sales of MAPAL USA Inc. significantly in the coming years."

Buchwald comes from Germany, where he studied at the Stuttgart University of Cooperative Education in Mechanical Engineering. His career led him through assignments in filtration and air conditioning technology to automotive and marine technology. After positions in testing and predevelopment, he was finally named director of the US subsidiary of an international automotive supplier. He has also participated actively in committees such as the German-American chamber of commerce.

Torsten Buchwald is the new CEO and President of MAPAL Inc. in the USA.

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MAPAL Präzisionswerkzeuge Dr. Kress KG is one of the leading international suppliers of precision tools for the machining of practically all materials. The company founded in 1950 supplies leading customers from the automotive and aerospace industries and from machine and plant engineering. With its innovations the family-owned company sets trends and standards in production and machining technology. MAPAL sees itself as a technology partner, supporting its customers with the development of efficient and resource-conserving machining processes using individual tool concepts. The company is represented with production facilities, sales subsidiaries and representatives in 44 countries worldwide. In 2014 the MAPAL Group had 4,500 employees, generating sales of EUR 500 million.