Continued Success for KOMET of America at IMTS 2012


As IMTS 2012 opens, KOMET of America demonstrates a strong presence with its live demonstrations and industry-focused tooling displays. The company also announces a renewed management structure for North America that will emphasize continuity in the market approach. 


Chicago, September 10, 2012 – As the doors to the trade fair opened, the KOMET booth got flocked with visitors eager to see its popular hourly live demonstrations and to meet the company’s knowledgeable staff in order to learn about its most recent tooling solutions.


The company emphasizes its TOOLS PLUS IDEAS approach with drilling, milling, boring, reaming and threading tools, as well as areas dedicated to its new KOMET SERVICE® offering, KOMET BRINKHAUS foray into process and machine tool monitoring, KOMET RHOBEST revolutionary nano crystalline diamond coating and a complete offering in threading solutions. 


KOMET also announced that after more than four years of very successful tenure at KOMET of America, Dr. F.- Hans Grandin will hand over his responsibilities to Jan Pflugfelder. Jan joined the company in 2008 and held important management positions in the company prior to his new assignment.


“Working with KOMET and its great people has been a tremendous experience for me. I’m leaving the company with good feelings about what we have accomplished and about how KOMET is prepared for future challenges”, says Hans Grandin, who also served on the executive committee of KOMET GROUP, the German-based parent company of KOMET of America. “Having Jan Pflugfelder succeeding me signals strong continuity along the path that we have carved for North America.”


Jan Pflugfelder commented on his new assignment: “I’m delighted to continue the strategic direction taken by Hans together with the exceptional management team that he has built over the last years, ensuring that KOMET of America will continue to thrive in the tooling market. Our presence at this year’s IMTS is strong proof for the leadership position that KOMET has attained over the recent years.” 


About KOMET of America, Inc.


KOMET of America, located in Schaumburg, Illinois, is the largest subsidiary of KOMET Group®, the global technology leader for metal cutting tools, tool concepts and complete solutions for hole making. With its KOMET®, DIHART® and JEL® brands, KOMET Group® is a leading global manufacturer of precision tools for bore machining, reaming, and threading. The Group has been at the forefront of innovation in the sector for over 90 years - a tradition that began with the early indexable insert borers and continues today with their mechatronic tool systems. The company currently employs approximately 1,600 staff in its 20 subsidiaries and is represented in more than 50 countries.