Seco Tools LLC (Troy, Michigan) has promoted Thomas Funke to Component Engineered Tooling (CET) Manager to drive the expansion and enhancement of this division. In this new position, he will oversee a team of engineers to deliver complete component tooling solutions to Seco customers. Under Seco’s Engineered Solutions umbrella, the CET group works with customers and develops complete and optimized processes for individual parts/components.
Mr. Funke has an extensive background in CAD/CAM and tool processing of complex components, mainly for the aerospace and automotive industries. Prior to his position as CET Manager, he led Seco’s Production CAM Program Department where he developed skills related to the improvement of machine programming techniques and machining processes.
“The goal of our department is to work closely with customers and help them improve their entire approach to part production,” he says. “Not only do we want to help them find or create the absolute best tooling solution, we want them to consider how this optimized solution will affect their overall production line and can positively influence their selection of machines, automation, fixturing, programming and more. A focus on cost per unit will ensure they make the right decisions for long-term success.”
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