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GMTA Names Knoy President

Scott Knoy

Walter Friedrich

After 27 years as President of German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), formerly American Wera, Walter Friedrich has appointed Scott Knoy as his successor, to the presidency of GMTA.

Friedrich was one of the first three employees when the company started in January 1991. Previously, he worked as a project manager for Liebherr Machine Tool for four years and completed vocational training in toolmaking and NC programming while working for 12 years at PITTLER (now DVS Group) in Germany, with whom he moved to the USA in 1983.

"Since joining GMTA in July 2005, Knoy has contributed greatly to the growth of the organization," said a company spokesperson. GMTA is a supplier of machine tools, laser welding systems and parts washers to the automotive power transmission, gear and other markets in North America.

Friedrich said, "I am confident that Knoy is fully prepared to handle all his new responsibilities. From day one, he has proven his commitment, determination and knowledge of the automotive and gear industries. I am sure he will continue the company's expansion."

Knoy said, "I am honored and excited to begin this new chapter. My objective is to make sure that GMTA continues to serve our customers' needs, while looking for new opportunities."

Knoy is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has a master's degree from Lawrence Technological University.

Walter Friedrich will maintain an active role in the company as Senior Advisor and board member.

For more information contact:

Scott Knoy, President

German Machine Tools of America

4630 Freedom Drive

Ann Arbor, MI 48108


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