Röhm Products of America (Suwanee, GA), a leading provider of high quality clamping and gripping technology for the metalworking industry, recently hired Mike Padilla as their national sales manager. With more than 18 years of industry-related experience and strong management skills, Padilla oversees sales in the U.S. and Canada of Röhm’s comprehensive offering of chucks, centers, vices, tool clamping and automation systems as well as customized solutions for turning, milling, drilling and grinding.
In his new position, Padilla is responsible for coaching and mentoring the company’s regional sales managers as they strengthen existing and develop new customer relationships. He also assists customers within the aerospace, automotive, energy, engineering, micro technology and rail vehicle manufacturing sectors to ensure trouble-free machining processes. He has a strong background in engineering and sales. Prior to joining the company he held several positions at Ellison Technologies, including accessory manager, sales training project manager, project manager and finally business development manager. Padilla’s career also includes engineering and sales positions at Techmatic Inc. and SMW Systems, Inc.
Padilla served in the U.S. Navy from 1987 to 1995 as a Gunner’s Mate Missiles First Class. He supervised a 12-man team that launched missiles in Operation Desert Storm, and his team had 100 percent launcher readiness during that campaign. For his exemplary service and accomplishments, he was honored with numerous awards, including a Combat Action Ribbon, Purple Heart, Navy Achievement Medal and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist.
“Mike has significant leadership, experience in the machine tool industry and in service to our country,” said Matthew Mayer, the chief executive officer of Röhm Products of America. “He is an ideal choice to lead our sales team as we grow our business and enhance support to our new and existing customers.”
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