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Jim White, national sales manager of Carmex USA, has announced the opening of a new distribution center to serve the expanding west coast market. Located at 15571 Chemical Lane in Huntington Beach, California will carry the complete Carmex line.
Carmex manufactures a wide selection of high-precision cutting tools with emphasis on thread milling and Swiss-style machining.
In making the announcement, Jim White commented, “The west coast and adjoining areas have been especially receptive to the products we sell in terms of –both quality and function. The aerospace, defense, medical, energy, and communications sectors have created extremely heavy demand for our tools. As thread milling is rapidly replacing tapping in many areas and the machining of complex small-sized parts has become more prevalent, Carmex’s years of involvement in both areas have provided a source of tooling and assistance to both OEMs and job shops.”
Carmex has also recently added additional support staff to the west coast area.
Jim Casteen, recently appointed regional manager, is responsible for the western US-Denver west. Jim’s background includes assignments on both the customer side and with major tooling manufacturers, including Kennametal and Seco Tools/Sandvik Coromant. A member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, ASME, AMTDA, AMT, and ADS, Jim comments, “Thanks to my previous work assignments, I have been able to assist customers with challenging machining applications. I see a great potential for the thorough approach that Carmex brings to both engineering and customer service. In addition to an extensive product line, we have the capability to respond with highly specialized solutions for unique situations.”
Leonard Ahumada, recently appointed territory manager, is responsible for Southern California, Bakersfield south. Ahumada brings wide-ranging experience to the position, having worked on the customer side. He holds NIMS certification in areas including machining measurements, job planning, CNC operation, and CNC programming. Ahumada stated, “Coming from the customer side in the manufacture of high-precision parts, I can understand and anticipate the end-user perspective on tooling needs and systems.”