GWS Tool Group Announces Application Specialist Jack Crawford

Vast cutting tool knowledge base and CAM software programming skills will drive Crawford’s responsibilities for supporting GWS distributors and key metalworking customers.


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Jack Crawford, GWS Tool Group application specialist.

Photo Credit: GWS Tool Group

On April 19, GWS Tool Group (Tavares, Florida) announced its appointment of Jack Crawford as application specialist for the company. In this role, Jack will be responsible for supporting GWS distributors and key metalworking customers in the application of GWS high-performance cutting tool solutions. Cutting tools from GWS include both standard and purpose-built tooling such as end mills, form tools, step tools, drills, reamers, taps and PCD-tipped tooling along with countless variations of special turning inserts.

For several years he has been applying his knowledge at the spindle, helped to optimize production requirements and strengthen sales for his customers. He reportedly has a vast channel partner cutting tool knowledge base and has proven successes of bringing good solutions to the spindle. Jack started his career in Bozeman, Montana, as an engineering intern learning the technical skills for assembly, operation and maintenance of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), along with preparing detailed design packages for contract manufacturers utilizing SolidWorks. After honing his skills on the machine tool side, Jack moved into sharpening his skills in CAM software programming while using complex cutting tool solutions such as gear skiving, while working for a highly regarded global cutting tool manufacturer.

“Jack’s extensive metalworking and process improvement experience is an ideal fit for our organization,” says Scott Tiehen, director of sales – West. “His mechanical engineering background, coupled with aerospace experience and a successful track record working with key channel partners and end users will immediately add value to our customers.”

For GWS, Jack will be responsible for business development and application support for its channel partners and end users in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.

Contact Jack at (360) 506-9058 or jcrawford@gwstoolgroup.com.