Sandvik Coromant has announced Sean Holt as the new President of the Americas market area, effective January 1, 2016. An experienced executive in the manufacturing industry, Holt was a key member of the Americas Management team as the Vice President of Engineering. He is now part of the Global Sales Management team reporting to Eduardo Martin, global vice president of sales, whom he succeeds as the head of the Americas organization.
About Sean Holt, Martin states, "Sean brings in-depth knowledge to all facets of our industry. From business development and sales to engineering and R&D, I believe that his experience and skillset will be significant in delivering high-value solutions to our customers."
Reflecting on his new appointment, Holt said, "I am excited for this new challenge. Sandvik Coromant is in a good place with a strong market position and we will continue to build on that. Drawing inspiration from the talented people throughout the company and our network of partners, we will focus on our customers' needs and ensure that we consistently exceed their expectations. In an increasingly globalized market, I will utilize my international experience to broaden our business by reducing operational costs for our customers while continuing to develop a strong organization suited for the future of manufacturing."
Holt (45) has more than 20 years of engineering, business development, sales and executive management experience. He joined Sandvik Coromant in 2000 as a sales engineer in Birmingham (United Kingdom). Since then, he has held several positions such as Application Development Specialist and Aerospace Manager of Market Area Americas before taking on the position as Vice President, Engineering, Market Area Americas in 2014.
Prior to joining Sandvik Coromant, Sean Holt was a successful entrepreneur. He was Chairman of the Industrial Operations Board and is now a member of the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). Holt earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham.