Bourn & Koch, Inc. of Rockford, IL, is pleased to report that Ross Wegryn-Jones has recently joined the company as our National Sales Manager. Ross will be responsible for the sales of gear manufacturing machines, precision grinding machines, and specialty machine tools for unique manufacturing applications. This includes Bourn & Koch horizontal gear hobbers; Fellows gear shapers; Blanchard rotary surface grinders, and Bourn & Koch’s new MT3 vertical grinding machine.
Drawn to the rich history of machine tool manufacturing at Bourn & Koch, Ross looks forward to supporting their existing customer base and to growing Bourn & Koch’s presence across North America. Bourn & Koch is primarily known for supporting many familiar names in American machine tool manufacturing, such as Bullard, Blanchard, DeVlieg, and Fellows. Ross will work to increase awareness and further development of the custom solutions Bourn & Koch can provide from this legendary portfolio of machine tool technology.
“I’m truly honored to join the Bourn & Koch team - with their deep bench of engineering and technical knowledge,” Ross explains. “To say I am impressed with Bourn & Koch’s legacy machine tool designs would be an understatement, and this is NOT a company that is resting on its laurels. I’m quite eager to engage with our vast customer base and help spread the message of Bourn & Koch’s ingenious machine tool solutions for the modern era!”
Ross brings 30 years of experience in the manufacturing industry to this new role with his most recent posts as Regional Sales Manager at Jet Edge Waterjet Systems and previously with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, promoting their gear manufacturing solutions. Ross started in manufacturing sales for Aercology mist collectors, where he first became familiar with Blanchard grinders, working with customers to help better control the coolant mist that those machines produce. Ross will be looking to reconnect with the owners of those Blanchard machines.