Schunk Announces New Vice President of Toolholding and Workholding Sales
August 9, 2021
Schunk is proud to announce the promotion of Michael Gaunce to vice president of sales, toolholding and workholding.
Gaunce joined Schunk in 2012 as a sales support engineer with a background in the specialized industry or magnetic workholding and material handling. In his time at Schunk, he has broadened his knowledge and skill set to include all forms of workholding devices in the manufacturing industry.
The opportunity to travel the country and visit various manufacturing facilities in all sectors of industry provided Gaunce with a unique insight into the true value of good workholding and efficient change-over between tooling. In his time at Schunk, he moved from sales support engineer to group manager of stationary workholding, where he had led a team of application engineers, and worked on broader market initiatives that have given him deeper insights into general market trends in manufacturing.
In recent years, Gaunce has focused on helping his customers with the automation of machine tools, as the practice becomes more widely adopted by all industries and a wide variety of companies, large and small.
“Michael has shown tremendous growth and has developed strong leadership skills in his time here at Schunk. With his focus on customer success, his dedication to the manufacturing industry, and his passion for driving company and team culture, Michael is a natural fit to lead our tooling and workholding teams,” said Milton Guerry, president Schunk USA.
"The innovation in the toolholding and workholding world is exciting, and I am proud to work closely with my colleagues to help our customers find success and grow the Schunk brand in this space. I look forward to this next step and contributing to the continued effort of developing close relationships with our channel and distribution partners," said Gaunce.
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