Walter Friedrich, president of GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) recently announced the promotion of Scott Knoy to vice president for the company. Knoy joined GMTA on July 1st, 2005, back when the company was known as American Wera. Since then, Knoy has played a large role in the growth of the organization. Knoy was particularly instrumental in helping GMTA secure a "Global Purchase Agreement" with General Motors, according to Friedrich, who made the announcement from the company headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
"Scott has also played a key role in keeping the business running smoothly, especially during the last several years, as we've opened our facility in Mexico and I've been working in Mexico to support this effort," Friedrich observed. The GMTA Mexican facility in Queretaro is now fully functional, with plans for expansion already in the works.
As a sign of appreciation and a move for the future, Friedrich spoke with the GMTA board of directors at this year's IMTS and they agreed to offer Knoy the position of vice president at GMTA.
Speaking about the promotion, Friedrich said, "Between myself as the president and Scott as our vice president, we will continue to expand our market share, our products and technologies, plus our great customer relationships and service offerings."
Knoy comments, "I'm honored to accept the new responsibilities and to continue contributing to the growth of our company. Gears and the auto industry are in my blood, as my dad was in the business and I literally grew up around gear machines."
Knoy will continue to oversee the sales and marketing of the company, in addition to other administrative duties at the Ann Arbor headquarters. Knoy is also very active with AGMA, the gear association. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and also holds an MBA.