ANCA recently announced new appointments in Europe. Edmund Boland takes the role of general manager in Europe; Martin Winterstein - an external appointment - will take the position of sales manager in Europe and Jan Langfelder moves to global key accounts manager. ANCA Europe has been operating for over thirty years and the new appointments mark an ever-expanding local footprint.
The company has a purpose-built technology center in Weinheim, Germany; a UK facility and local sales and technical support in most European countries. The almost 70 strong European team provide a premium customer experience with expertise covering sales, customer training, application support, service, operations, engineering, finance and administration. Customers can visit the state-of-the-art machine demonstration area to experience ANCA’s latest products and see first-hand the technology in action.
Boland moves into his role having led global operations from ANCA’s headquarters in Melbourne.
“I am very excited to join the team in such an important market. ANCA is in my blood and years of experience in our Australian headquarters has built a deep understanding of the business to help me further develop the European team’s capabilities to better listen to and service our customers," Boland said.
“Much of ANCA Europe’s success has been due to the deep market knowledge, technical acumen, strong customer relationships and leadership of Jan Langfelder. Taking on the new role of global key accounts manager is another exciting development for ANCA with Jan focusing on strengthening our customer relationships in a critical time,” said Boland.
Winterstein, sales manager Europe said: “It is a pleasure to join ANCA, a leader in the cutting tool industry with a strong reputation for accuracy and performance. Having worked in the European manufacturing market for many years at Gehring Technologies and more recently at Liebherr Verzahntechnik – I see many opportunities for ANCA to grow. Europe is a unique region with unique needs and ANCA offers the solutions and the expertise to provide a premium local experience.”
ANCA invites all our European customers to visit their facility for product demonstrations. Later this year ANCA’s newest product, the AutoMarkX will be shown in Europe for the first time. The laser marking station is an automatic stand-alone laser marking station, replacing manual and labor-intensive processes. Visitors can also see the new GCX Linear for skiving cutters, CPX blank preparation machine, MX7, FX7 and complementary product – the Mitsubishi Wire EDM in the Weinheim office.
Boland has worked at ANCA for 15 years across several roles. He brings a broad range of expertise having worked in ANCA’s finance, operational and application teams. He has most recently led the global supply chain including successfully bringing ANCA through the COVID pandemic - the most disruptive supply chain event in living memory.
Winterstein has led global, multi-national teams in a number of successful machining businesses. Most recently he worked as the chief sales officer, managing director at Gehring Technologies GmbH in Ostfildern. Prior to that he was the director global market sales and market service at Liebherr Verzahntechnik GmbH in Kempten. He has also worked for MAG Europe GmbH in a number of roles and at ThyssenKrupp MetalCutting, Hüller Hille GmbH in Ludwigsburg.