The move means the impending opening of a new regional demonstration center and the scaling back of a key distributor agreement.
The organization has $500,000 available to support apprenticeships among underrepresented populations.
The event will include educational seminars and machine demonstrations.
The Kansas-based SMT Co. now serves four states.
Al Bohlen has been with the company since 2011.
The event will include sessions on coolant performance, the Industrial Internet of Things and more.
Christian Yehle will serve the South Central region, while Jim McCraw will coordinate between sales managers, customers and engineering.
Nicholas Casbar Jr. is a second-generation “EDMer,” according to the company.
The project will serve an as-yet-unnamed large automotive manufacturer in North America.
The training events focus on problem solving, with attendees invited to bring their own holemaking applications.