Star SU has appointed Thomas Bell as vice president of sales for its Cutting Tool division. Bell earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Ferris State University and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School. He has extensive experience in sales, marketing and product management within the metalworking and steel industry. Bell joins Star SU as formerly the director of sales for Schmiedewerke Groditz’s USA sales office. Groditz, located in Germany, is a large open-die forging company. Prior to his Groditz experience, he spent 19 years with specialty steelmaker BOHLER UDDEHOLM where he served as vice president of Cold Work Application & International Account Management. During his tenure, he gained experience in all facets of tool and die applications as well as concentration on specifier selling strategies, field sales management and distribution channel management. Bell has held various trade association committee positions within Precision Metalworking Association as well as membership to APMI, SME and MSCI.