Mundelein, Illinois—The Rollomatic Group has appointed Joe Kane COO for Rollomatic Inc. and Strausak Inc. Kane will continue to hold his position as president of Strausak Inc. The combined companies will further fill out their global presence in providing solutions for precision tool grinding.
Kane will continue to be based in the company’s North America office located in Mundelein, Illinois. In this position, he will oversee all areas related to the operation of the two companies. He will personally manage the combined team of applications engineers and he will provide leadership and training to the field service manager, parts & logistics manager and the customer solutions manager and their respective teams. He will also be responsible for day‐to‐day operations of the company, IT/IS and the facility.
“Joe’s impressive track record working as president of Strausak Inc. and his ability to communicate and relate to people make him the ideal leader,” said Eric Schwarzenbach, president of Rollomatic Inc. “Such qualities are key to expanding the brand name and drive the ever‐evolving new technologies of the companies. We fully expect that his talents will support the profitable growth of the Rollomatic and Strausak business.”
Kane has been president of Strausak Inc. for 2½ years and has successfully focused on accelerating Strausak's innovation and customer-focused applications in the precision grinding space for the cutting tool industry.
Prior to joining Strausak Inc., Kane spent over 14 years in the manufacturing and quality industry and began as a metrology technician with the United States Marine Corps. He later translated these skills and expanded his career into product and sales manager positions where he set up distribution and service channels throughout North America for CNC machine tool companies specializing in automated, turnkey solutions for production machining.