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3/22/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

TDM Systems Launches Team Focused on Smart Manufacturing

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The move is one of several initiatives that have been made to improve the company’s operations in North America as part of the Sandvik Digital Solutions Growth Strategy.


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A team of TDM experts is spearheading a reorganization initiative intended to bolster the growth of the company and improve North American operation in sales, service and marketing. The new team will focus on so-called smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and emerging technologies. 

Robert Auer has been appointed as the new Global Business Development Manager and will lead the team. In this position, Auer will be responsible for leading and managing TDM Systems including service, administration and management in North America, with emphasis on the United States, and coordinate the company’s growth strategy with the headquarters in Germany. He has more than 20 years of experience in industrial automation and tool management solutions, most of them in international business.

TDM Systems has also appointed Dan Speidel and Dave Morley Senior Account Executives. Mr. Speidel, who has been with TDM Systems for more than 10 years, is a digital manufacturing “change expert” and will serve customers primarily in the Northeast, Midwest and Canada. Mr. Morley, a specialist in the Internet of Things and having more than 22 years of experience in manufacturing focusing on software solutions. He will focus on the Southeast, South, West Coast and Mexico.

Gerhard Buk will lead the company’s consulting, service and support team, which includes specialists Eric Graber and Henry Miller. As service manager, Mr. Buk heads up the training and support side for TDM. Mr. Graber is a product specialist and has been with TDM Systems for several years. Mr. Miller is the newest member of the team, specializing in tool data management and in particular the TDM System.

TDM Systems has started several initiatives to improve its operations in North America as part of the Sandvik Digital Solutions Growth Strategy. The focus will be growing and improving its U.S. operation as well as working on close partnerships with companies such as presetter, machine tool and CAD/CAM manufacturers.
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