Grinding Technology LLC signed on as a KOMET SERVICE Partner in the KOMET GROUP booth at IMTS 2014. Pictured here are Ron Rygiel, Vice President, Sales & Marketing for KOMET of America, Inc; Tom Whennen, Manager, KOMET SERVICE North America; Adolfo Perez, President and CEO of Grinding Technology; Christof Bönsch, PhD, Managing Director, KOMET GROUP; and Jan Pflugfelder, President & CEO of KOMET of America, Inc.

KOMET of America announces newest KOMET SERVICE® Partner at IMTS 2014



KOMET of America proudly announced their newest KOMET SERVICE® Partner at IMTS 2014, where Grinding Technology LLC of Houston, TX officially joined the network. The signing took place live in Booth W-2400 on September 9, marking the expansion of KOMET SERVICE into the Gulf region of the United States.

CHICAGO (September 18, 2014) – KOMET of America signed their seventh North American KOMET SERVICE Partner on September 9, 2014 at IMTS in Chicago. The addition of Grinding Technology LLC of Houston marks an exciting chapter in the growth of KOMET SERVICE in North America, as they are the first Partner in the Gulf of Mexico region.

“We are so pleased to add Grinding Technology to our network of authorized KOMET SERVICE Partners,” says Tom Whennen, Manager, KOMET SERVICE North America. “They will not only be our seventh Partner, but they will also be our first Partner in the Gulf region and in the Southern United States. As our network grows, it will be increasingly local and convenient for our customers, ensuring faster service and turnaround. IMTS is an exciting venue to mark this big news.” KOMET SERVICE, which began in Europe in 2009, now has 28 partners globally, seven of which are in North America.

Grinding technology LLC and KOMET of America will celebrate with a grand opening ceremony at Grinding Technology’s Houston facility on November 6. Guests will be treated to a cocktail reception, live demonstrations, and tours, while staff from both companies will be available to answer any questions about the KOMET SERVICE partnership. KOMET and Grinding Technology invite those interested in attending this event to indicate their intention to join us by emailing or by calling (713) 910-7719.

About KOMET of America, Inc.
KOMET of America, based in Schaumburg, Ill., is the largest subsidiary of the German KOMET GROUP®, a global leader in metal-cutting and boring technology and tools. Its KOMET®, DIHART®, JEL®, RHOBEST®, BRINKHAUS, and KOMET SERVICE® brands make KOMET a renowned and trusted leader in the metalworking industry, especially for drilling, boring, milling, and threading operations. KOMET has been an innovator in this industry for over 90 years – beginning with their indexable drilling tools and continuing today with innovations such as their mechatronic tool systems. The company proudly employs over 1,600 staff throughout its 20 subsidiaries, and today maintains a presence in more than 50 countries.

About Grinding Technology LLC

Grinding Technology LLC, based in Houston, Texas, is a round carbide cutting tool manufacturing and regrinding company, whose mission is to be successful by effectively utilizing the philosophies of innovative technologies, unsurpassed quality, customer service, and added value. Grinding Technology LLC is led by a senior management team who have a proven record of quality and customer satisfaction along with over 50 years of combined experience in manufacturing and engineering. Grinding Technology is best positioned to be your partner in productivity.

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For further information, contact:   

    Tom Whennen
    Manager, KOMET SERVICE® North America

    Stéphanie Goudreau
    Director, Marketing and Business Development

    Nate Butala
    Marketing Coordinator


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