Machine Tool Builders, Inc. appoints Hans Grass as new CEO

Hans Grass

Machine Tool Builders, Inc. (MTB) recently appointed Hans Grass as the company’s CEO. Grass brings a wealth of knowledge and experience backed by 48 years in the machine tool industry, including 44 years in management roles — most recently as vice president for the Star SU machine tool group and 10 years as vice president of engineering (managing both engineering and product development) for Bourn & Koch in Rockford. Prior positions included various management and sales/service positions with Pfauter, Gleason, and Index Corporation.

Grass has gained in-depth expertise of gear manufacturing machine tools as well as milling, turning, grinding, and other machine tools. He was educated in Germany with a Pfauter machine tool apprenticeship program, complemented by three years of engineering studies.

MTB is a customized machine tool solutions provider specializing in gear cutting and grinding technologies. That includes rebuilding, retrofitting, CNC re-controls, repairs, and software development as well as new and used machine tool sales.