Platinum Tooling Technologies Hires New Sales Manager
Chris Blaine will oversee sales activity for four Platinum Tooling rep groups across the Southeast and Midwest.
Platinum Tooling Technologies Inc. has hired a new regional sales manager. Effective immediately, Chris Blaine will oversee all sales activities related to four Platinum Tooling rep groups across the country. This includes Machine Tool Accessory Sales, which covers the states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The territory also covers Evergreen Tool Group Tool in Michigan, McGill Sales in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, and CMI in Indiana and Kentucky.
Blaine has strong technical knowledge of machine tools and machine tool accessories. Before joining Platinum Tooling, Blaine worked for three years at Morris Group Inc./Velocity Products, headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut. As sales manager, he was responsible for managing their Live Tool sales for many states in the Midwest. In addition, he held the position of project manager for machining center products including rotary tables. He also has experience with new product development and all levels of product and sales management.
Blaine has gained experience through working with complex parts used in the aerospace, medical, defense, diesel fuel systems, automotive, oil and gas, and down hole industries. His vast understanding of metals helps him to make recommendations for the appropriate tooling given a specific application.
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