GF Machining Solutions Adds Sales Support in Western Region

Stephan Haight and Matthew Wicks now handle sales, respectively, for milling machines and EDM systems.

GF Machining Solutions (Lincolnshire, IL) has appointed two new regional managers in the Western Region to support growing sales of their machines, automation solutions and services, especially for the tool and mold making industries in that area. Stephan Haight and Matthew Wicks fill these critical roles, respectively, for milling and electrical discharge machining (EDM) solutions.

Based in the greater San Diego area, Haight joins the company with more than 16 years of sales, engineering and management experience in industrial and metal cutting manufacturing. In his new position he is responsible for sales support for 5-axis and high speed milling solutions that includes direct support of existing customers, as well as assisting their distributor network to develop milling solutions to meet user needs and cultivate new business opportunities. Prior to joining GF Machining Solutions, Haight served as a manager of key accounts with Ellison Technologies. His career also includes sales positions with Gosiger West and Autosplice. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University.

Wicks is based in Long Beach, CA, and provides sales and service support for EDM technologies to their distributors Ellison Technologies and Hartwig, Inc. His focus is to ensure that these distributors and their customers in the aerospace, energy, automotive, medical, ICT, oil/gas and other industries receive top-notch technical training, applications engineering support and assistance with turnkey solutions. Wicks joined GF Machining Solutions in 2011 as an application engineer. His career also includes 20 years as a silicon injection mold maker and several years as a service technician for a leading manufacturer of metal cutting industrial saws.

“We made these strategic personnel moves because we are raising the bar in terms of technology, service and support we provide our clients,” explained Don McMillan, the company’s director of sales. “Both Stephan and Matt have a great deal of experience and are well-equipped to help strengthen our presence and capacity in the Western part of the United States, where demand is rapidly growing.”