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September 12, 2022

Star SU Announces New President

Andreas Blind New President

Hoffman Estates, Ill. Sept. 12, 2022  — Star SU, part of the Star Cutter family of companies, has announced Andreas Blind will take on the role of president of Star SU, reporting to Star Cutter President and COO Jeff Lawton and replacing David Goodfellow, who is transitioning to an advisory role with the company. Blind’s responsibilities are to facilitate and guide the sales operations of the organization, as well as serving as the Chief Commercial Officer on the Star Cutter Company Board of Directors.

“We are extremely pleased to have Andy join our organization,” said Lawton, “His sales experience and understanding of international markets makes him a great fit and asset to the company, bringing unique strengths and capability that can lead our organization to increased sales growth.”

Blind’s experience encompasses product engineering as well as sales within the metrology and machine tool market inclusive of Smart technologies that support Industry 4.0. Most recently, he served as head of sales, marketing and applications at WENZEL Group GmbH, with global responsibility for a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, aviation, defense and medical, which parallels the markets that Star SU serves. Prior to WENZEL, he spent 17 years in variety of positions at Jenoptik Smart Manufacturing, last serving as VP of Metrology, Light & Production North America.

He is a graduate of the Hochschule Furtwangen University with a Diploma in Engineering.  Blind will work out of the Star Cutter Farmington Hills, Michigan office.


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Headquartered in Farmington Hills, MI, and originally founded in 1927, the Star Cutter Company is global leader in the cutting tool industry with over 700 employees working in 14 manufacturing facilities. Each facility specializes in producing a specific type of product or service: carbide blanks and preforms, solid carbide cutting tools, gundrills, PCD tooling, gear cutting tools, and 5-axis CNC tool and cutter grinding machines.

Star SU LLC is the marketing, sales, and service partner in North America, South America, Europe and the Far East.

Contact information
Agency:  Industry-Scope
Nancy Lesinski

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Phone: 248-442-3137Mobile: 248-595-6320

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