GF Machining Solutions (Lincolnshire, IL) appointed several new members to their sales and marketing team: Dante Payva, Sammy Shabib, Heather Natal and Jon Carlson all fill key roles that will enable them to continue their focus on enhancing the sales, service and support for their milling, EDM and laser texturing systems.
Dante Payva is now product manager for their portfolio of milling machines. He brings more than 18 years of experience in technical and manufacturing fields to his new position, including 17 as a technical service specialist and a technical support engineer with GF Machining Solutions. Throughout his tenure with the company, Payva has been highly focused on delivering superior customer support that results in high customer satisfaction.
Sammy Shabib has joined as their sales manager for milling products. Previously, he was district sales manager for JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation, where he managed the southern California distribution team. Shabib earned Associate of Science degrees in physics, mathematics and natural sciences from Cosumnes River College and Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering from University of California Irvine.
Heather Natal has joined as their marketing manager. She will draw upon more than 15 years of marketing communications experience with global organizations DSM Functional Materials and DMG America to drive the company’s internal and external communication efforts to support their overall marketing and sales objectives. Natal earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Illinois at Chicago and holds Communication Management Professional (CMP) certification from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
Jon Carlson, who previously served as GF Machining Solutions’ marketing coordinator, has been named product manager for their range of advanced manufacturing systems. In his new position, he will be responsible for delivering on the growth objectives for additive manufacturing, laser texturing and micro-machining products. Carlson has a Business Administration degree in marketing and finance from Augustana College, where he was a four-year varsity letter winner in baseball.
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