Schaumburg, IL – November 15, 2017 – Kitagawa North-Tech, Inc., announced Shawn Luschei has rejoined the company in the capacity of Senior Manager of Sales for North America. Shawn has over 23 years of Workholding industry experience and will be responsible for managing regional sales managers, supporting OEMs and channel partners and further developing the engineered rotational and prismatic workholding business for the company.
Mr. Luschei began his career in Workholding with Kitagawa NorthTech in 1994, at the present corporate and manufacturing facility located in Schaumburg, Illinois. He joined the company as an inside sales representative and was then promoted to various sales management positions through his 17-year tenure at the company. In 2011, Mr. Luschei left Kitagawa NorthTech to launch Toolmex’s new workholding and power chucks division and spent 5 years there in that capacity.
In his new role at Kitagawa NorthTech, Shawn’s primary focus will be to support the custom engineered solutions business sales efforts. In addition, he will work with regional sales management. channel partners and to further refine the inside engineered sales group at the company. Kitagawa NorthTech’s engineered workholding solutions capability is managed by their Productivity (P) Team. The P Team consists of an in-house applications engineering team committed to developing custom workholding for turning and prismatic applications. In addition to designing and engineering custom solutions, Kitagawa NorthTech utilizes their in-house design, manufacturing, inspection and testing facility to manufacturer, modify and test components and Workholding systems for their customers.
Working out of the North American headquarters location in Schaumburg, IL, Mr. Luschei will be reporting to Kevin Bennett, VP of Sales & Marketing. Mr. Bennett adds, “We are excited to have Shawn Luschei back as he has extensive Workholding industry expertise and knowledge and he will be a great asset to our sales management team. This demonstrates our commitment to customers that we recruit only quality talent to help us in our quest to deliver to them “the best” standard chucks, advanced and engineered workholding products and services available.”