Charlie Novak Jr. has joined Arch Cutting Tools as Arch Specials Business Development and Coordinator. He will be located at Arch-Mentor, Mentor, Ohio, and report to Brent Sheerer, with a dotted line to Jeff Cederstrom.
In this role, Novak will continue to develop the cooperative efforts of cutting tool business units supporting Arch Specials, and use his applications and sales skills filtering Arch Specials RFQ’s; as well as provide “gatekeeping” duties to internal quotation routings, and support the sales staff as needed. Over time, Arch Specials will be coordinated out of the Mentor facility, where 100 percent of the focus is on specials, made in a broad road range of cutting tool types.
Novak has broad and varied experience in cutting tools, both internal-facing in design and production of tools, as well as customer-facing roles with applications and products. He joins Arch from Fives Landis – Citgo Diamond, where he most recently spent seven years as product manager over PCD/CBN cutting tools and grinding wheel/dressing products, as well as overseeing R&D and new product development. Novak started at Fives as technical sales and applications engineer, managing specific accounts, solving problems with applications skills, and developing special custom tooling solutions.
Prior to Fives Landis, Novak spent seven years with Competitive Carbide (Arch-Mentor) as a custom cutting tool CAD designer, and then in manufacturing in CAM -CNC Programming. He holds an associate degree from Lakeland Community College.