Kapp Technologies has announced that Michael Ruppert has joined the company as manager of manufacturing. He will oversee a staff of over 25 shop technicians for the manufacturing of KAPP CBN plated tools and Coroning(R) Rings. Ruppert brings his experience working with Kapp Tools directly from Coburg, Germany, where he worked for several years before relocating to the United States. He graduated from the University of Applied Sciences, in Coburg, with a degree in mechanical engineering. He replaces longtime shop manager Erwin Stolz, who retired at the end of last year.