Manufacturing industry promotions, company sales
United Grinding North America's US headquarters
United Grinding North America

Manufacturing industry promotions, company sales

Markus Stolmar is United Grinding North America’s president/CEO; Romi names Clayton Andrello direct sales manager; NSL Analytical Services acquired by May River Capital; Rego-Fix names William Obras as GM Americas.


United Grinding North America names new president/CEO

Markus Stolmar is the new president and chief executive officer (CEO) for United Grinding North America.

Stolmar was selected for this position after serving nearly 20 years in various leadership capacities within the company, starting as the product manager for the optical inspection equipment for Walter, then based in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Stolmar relocated to the North American headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio, in 2016 as vice president of tool division sales for the Walter and Ewag brands before being appointed as executive vice president in charge of customer care, finance, human resources, and operations in 2019.

Markus Stolmarm
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Markus Stolmar, President & CEO, United Grinding North 

Stolmar’s appointment to this role follows several years of rapid growth for the Ohio-based company that’s home to nearly 200 employees.

“I have always felt proud to work for United Grinding. It is an incredible honor for me to lead and serve this great company of ours. United Grinding North America has a beautiful new home [referring to the 110,000ft2 facility opened in 2017] and has grown considerably thanks to new and existing customers, talented employees, and our intense focus on helping our customers overcome some of their greatest manufacturing challenges,” Stolmar says.



Romi appoints Clayton Andrello as direct sales manager

Romi USA has appointed Clayton Andrello to direct sales manager. Based out of the company’s U.S. headquarters in Erlanger, Kentucky, Andrello is responsible for managing all of Romi’s direct sales efforts in the U.S. and Canada, with a focus on Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. His duties include developing sales and marketing strategies as well as customer development and support.

Clayton Andrello tRomi USA Direct Sales Manager
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Clayton Andrello Romi USA Direct Sales Manager

According to Rafael Boldorini, general manager at Romi USA, “Clayton is a dedicated and talented manager here at Romi and we’re excited about his new position. He has worked as both a service engineer and service manager, so he knows what it takes to help our customers succeed. While we continue to sell through distribution in the majority of the country, we are selling direct to customers here in the Tri-State area close to our headquarters, with Clayton leading the team.”

Andrello started with Romi in 2008 as a service engineer, then was promoted to service manager in 2014. As direct sales manager, he will now work more closely with Romi’s customers in the Tri-State area to help them solve their machining challenges.

“I hope to share with our U.S. customers, the Romi Difference,” Andrello says. “We have enormous resources and extensive experience around the world and we are solving our customer’s challenges with proven and reliable solutions. I’m working hard to raise awareness of the Romi brand and show the industry how unique and effective our machine tools are.” 


NSL Analytical Services acquired by May River Capital

NSL Analytical Services has been acquired by May River Capital, a Midwestern investment firm with a unique approach to building businesses through partnership and collaboration.

NSL Analytical first opened its doors in 1945. Under the more recent leadership of Larry Somrack, the company has grown to approximately 75 employees serving more than 1,700 customers globally from two locations in Warrensville Heights, a Cleveland, Ohio suburb. Today, NSL’s chemists, metallurgists, and technicians help customers achieve the highest standards of product quality from the design phase to product launch; testing metals, alloys, plastics, composites, and ceramic materials in powdered, solid, and liquid form.

“The board and I carefully evaluated the next phase of development for NSL, our employees and our customers. We are pleased to be partnering with a group in May River that is like-minded and aligned with us on both the cultural values and the strategic path necessary to meet our collective goals,” Somrack says.

Somrack will continue with NSL Analytical as president emeritus. Joining the leadership team with Somrack will be Ron Wesel, Carey Lewis, and Andy Housley. Wesel, who will serve as chief executive, is a seasoned general management and commercial leader with a career built on leading global teams through transformational growth in small and large businesses alike. Lewis, who will serve in growth and development, brings significant experience guiding strategic vision in the testing, inspection, certification, and compliance industry, including with Eurofins Scientific, EAG Laboratories, and Underwriters Laboratories. Housley, who will lead finance and administration, began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP prior to leading global financial operations within Eurofins Scientific and EAG Laboratories.


Rego-Fix names William Obras as general manager Americas

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Bill Obras, GM Americas, Rego-Fix USA
Manufacturer of Swiss precision toolholding technologies Rego-Fix AG has named William Obras as the company’s General Manager Americas in charge of Rego-Fix USA, Rego-Fix Brazilm and Rego-Fix Mexico. In his new position, Obras will play a key role in the implementation of the company’s regional management business concept, which will further strengthen sales and service support as well as customer responsiveness.

The new Rego-Fix strategy, together with the company’s various facilities, will foster more of a regional culture. This will intensify the company’s localized market support and ability to tailor its services and technological developments to meet the specific needs of manufacturers within these individual areas, while also being geographically close to those manufacturers for more collaborations.

Obras will oversee sales, marketing, and technical operations of the Rego-Fix North and South American facilities. In response to its increasingly global market, the company initiated a rebranding of its facilities within each region, incorporating the regional management concept. Obras’s responsibilities will also include financial and strategic considerations as they pertain to various American markets.

“The regional management business concept is an exciting new focus for us at Rego-Fix,” Obras says. “We continue to expand our localized presence in not only North and South America, but also throughout Asia and other key markets for Rego-Fix to provide customers with fast, localized service and support in addition to precision toolholding technology geared toward their individual manufacturing applications.”

During his 23-year career at Rego-Fix, Obras worked closely with President Andreas Weber, who now serves as the executive chairman of the company.

“Bill has been a cornerstone in our efforts to build Rego-Fix USA’s strong North and South America market presence. We now look to him as a catalyst for continued growth and market leadership,” Weber says. “Bill is an extremely driven executive with a proven track record, and all of us at Rego-Fix have the utmost confidence in his ability to lead our American efforts and contribute to the company’s success around the globe.”