Please join us in welcoming Charlie Novak Jr. to Arch Cutting Tools, as Arch Specials Business Development and Coordinator. He will be located at Arch-Mentor, report to Brent Sheerer, dotted line to Jeff Cederstrom. Charlie joined us on Nov. 11, Veterans Day, as we honored those who’ve served.
In this role, he will continue to develop the cooperative efforts of cutting tool business units supporting Arch Specials, and put to work his applications and sales skills filtering Arch Specials RFQ’s; as well as provide “gatekeeping” duties to internal quotation routings, and support our sales staff as needed. Our goal is to elevate the Arch Specials game for all our Business Units, working mainly with Arch external sales teams. In time, Arch Specials will be coordinated out of our Mentor facility, where 100% of their focus is Specials, made in a broad road range of cutting tool types.
Charlie has broad and varied experience in cutting tools, both internal-facing in design and production of tools, as well as customer-facing roles with applications and products. He comes to us from Fives Landis – Citgo Diamond, where he most recently spent seven years as Product Manager over PCD/CBN cutting tools and grinding wheel/dressing products, as well as overseeing R&D and new product development. He started at Fives as Technical Sales and Applications Engineer, managing specific accounts, solving problems with applications skills, and developing special custom tooling solutions.
Prior to Fives Landis, Charlie spent seven years with Competitive Carbide (Arch-Mentor) as a custom cutting tool CAD designer, and then in manufacturing in CAM -CNC Programming. He holds an associate degree from Lakeland Community College. His family has been by his side in Painesville, Ohio area, where Charlie and his wife Heather are raising Charlie Jr. (9) and Evan (7).
Stacey Eeman, Marketing and Business Development Manager