Platinum Tooling hires new regional sales manager

Chris Blaine

Platinum Tooling Technologies, Inc., the exclusive North American importer of Heimatec live tools and angle heads, Tecnicrafts Swiss collets and guide bushings, Henninger speeders, and AMF cleaning and marking tools, hired a new regional sales manager.

Chris Blaine will oversee all sales activities related to four Platinum Tooling rep groups across the country. This includes Machine Tool Accessory Sales, which covers Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Additionally, the territory includes Evergreen Tool Group Tool in Michigan; McGill Sales in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania; and lastly, CMI, covering the states of Indiana and Kentucky.

Blaine has strong technical knowledge of machine tools and machine tool accessories. Before joining Platinum Tooling, he worked for three years at Morris Group, Inc./Velocity Products headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut. As sales manager, he was responsible for managing their live tool sales for many states in the Midwest. In addition to his vast knowledge of live tools, Blaine also held the position of project manager for machining center products, including rotary tables. He also has experience with new product development and all levels of product and sales management. 

Blaine has gained experience through working with complex parts used in the aerospace, medical, defense, diesel fuel systems, automotive, oil and gas, and down hole industries. He understands metals, which allows him to make recommendations for the appropriate tooling given a specific application.    

Blaine studied manufacturing technologies at Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

“I am excited to apply and expand my technical expertise and sales ability as a member of Platinum Tooling,” Blaine said.

Platinum Tooling Technologies, Inc., is located in Prospect Heights, Illinois (just outside of Chicago). They recently expanded their facility to provide increased inventory to better serve the marketplace.