Starrett names new North America strategic accounts manager

Seth Downing

The L.S. Starrett Company, a leading global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, metrology systems, saw blades, power tool accessories, and more, has recently appointed Seth Downing as its new strategic accounts manager North America, industrial products. The role was previously held by Michael Connor who was recently promoted to sales and marketing director North America, Starrett industrial products.

“We are very pleased to welcome Seth to Starrett,” said Connor. “He brings successful industry sales and marketing experience to his new role, along with proven results when managing and growing large industrial national accounts such as MSC, Grainger, and Fastenal.”

Downing has more than 10 years of experience in tool manufacturing focusing on the industrial, retail, and automotive channels. His background spans roles such as industrial national account manager and channel marketing manager, and includes experience in business development and sales management.

Downing has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He resides in Tennessee and will be based out of the company’s headquarters in Athol, Massachusetts.

Founded in 1880 and headquartered in Athol, Massachusetts, The L.S. Starrett Company is a leading global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, optical comparators and vision systems and force and hardness testing solutions.