United Grinding names new president, CEO

The new United Grinding building off Old Byers Road near the Austin Boulevard/Interstate 75 interchange. CONTRIBUTED

Markus Stolmar has been elected United Grinding North America’s president and chief executive by the company’s board of directors, the company announced Thursday. The appointment is effective immediately.

“I have always felt proud to work for United Grinding,” Stolmar said in a company release. “It is an incredible honor for me to lead and serve this great company of ours. United Grinding North America has a beautiful new home and has grown considerably thanks to new and existing customers, talented employees and our intense focus on helping our customers overcome some of their greatest manufacturing challenges.”

Stolmar was selected for the position after serving nearly 20 years in various leadership roles, starting as product manager for optical inspection equipment for the company’s Walter brand, then based in Fredericksburg, Va., the company said.

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Stolmar moved the company’s North American headquarters to 15 acres and a $13 million plant near the Austin Boulevard interchange with Interstate 75 in 2016 as vice president of tool division sales for the Walter and Ewag brands. In 2019, he was appointed executive vice president in charge of customer care, finance, human resources and operations.

Markus Stolmar. CONTRIBUTED

The new location consolidated operations in Fredericksburg and an old facility in Miamisburg.

“Stolmar’s appointment to this role follows several years of rapid growth for the Ohio-based company that’s home to nearly 200 employees,” the company’s announcement says.

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