QC American Welcomes Division Manager
December 10, 2009—Ross Wegryn-Jones was appointed vice president and division manager for QC American, a division of American Broach and Machine Company based in Ypsilanti, MI. He has over 17 years of experience in the machine tool, tooling and workholding fields in sales, marketing and project management capacities.
Wegryn-Jones previously was the owner of RJR Machine Tools, LLC, which served as a machine tool dealer, agent and cutting tool distributor in Michigan, primarily in the high production automotive and truck components manufacturing industry.
Starting in 2004, he maintained his position with RJR Machine Tools while simultaneously serving as national sales and marketing manager of Advent Tool and Manufacturing of Lake Bluff, IL. "I was integral to the formation of a new division wholly owned by Advent Tool named TMFM, LLC, which earned a patent and essentially created a process of spline milling on a vertical machining center," Wegryn-Jones says. "I quite literally wrote the book (as prescribed by engineers of course)."
December 1, 2009, he left both RJR Machine Tools and Advent Tool to work with QC American.
Prior to 2001, he worked for two other companies since 1991. These were in the independent industrial manufacturer's representative field, handling multiple product lines, including machine tools, workholding, cutting tools, metrology and toolholders.
Wegryn-Jones has a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a master's in business administration from Western Michigan University.