August 25, 2020- Doug Willis has filled the position of Application Specialist at GWS Tool Group. 

In this role, Doug will be responsible for supporting GWS distributors and key metalworking customers in the application of GWS high-performance cutting tool solutions. Cutting tools from GWS include both standard and purpose-built tooling, such as end mills, form tools, step tools, drills reamers, and turning inserts. 

“Doug’s experience in sales and engineering across multiple levels of the supply chain throughout his career brings yet another invaluable resource to the Midwest market for GWS Tool Group.”  said Adam Lafferty, Executive Vice President of Sales “ We are really excited for our partners in distribution to utilize his expertise to bring needed cost savings to their end-users in this current environment.”

Doug started his career as a machinist and programmer in Michigan. As he worked his way up and sharpened his skills, Doug moved into roles such as Cutting Tool Design Engineering and Application Specialist for globally recognized cutting tool and carbide blank manufacturers. For almost 30 years, he has been applying his knowledge at the spindle to help U.S. manufacturers thrive. Doug will be responsible for supporting GWS customers in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota.




Doug’s Contact information:

Mobile: (989) 350-5883