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As a visitor to machinesandtoolingintl .com many of you might have technology questions you need answered. Perhaps it’s about Angle Rolling, Machine Casting, Overseas Outsourcing, Product Design, Prototyping, Sheet Metal Stamping and more.
We are assembling a panel of industry experts who can assist with technology questions you might have.
Since it is a brand new section please check back often.
We hope this provides another valuable service to our visitors.
Our experts can help you by providing complete turn-key service from assisting with design or creating samples and prototypes, to delivering your completed product.



Ken Gehrke
National Sales Manager
Amera-Seiki Machine Tools
Bridge Mills, Boring Mills, Gantry Mills, Large CNC Lathes

Ken Gehrke brings many years of experience to the machine tool industry. If you have application questions on Bridge Mills, Heavy Duty Bridge Mills, Gantry Mills ask Ken.

Ken has also selected a distributor network with many years of knowledge and experience in the industry.

Click below to reach your distributor

Able Machine Tool – MA ,CT, ME, RI, VT, NH
Allegheny Machine Tools – W.PA, W.VA
C4 Machine – Tulsa & Oklahoma City
International Machine – MI
Quality Machine – IL
Cardinal Machinery – TN, AR, LA, MS, AL, E.FL

Amera-Seiki is direct in Texas.

2eae2e1Stuart Coutchie
Griffin Industries
Phone 417- 751-2034

Our experts can help you by providing complete turn-key service from assisting with design or creating samples and prototypes, to delivering your completed product


Sheet Metal Stamping


Ray Smith
Ilene Industries, Inc.
Phone – 931-684-8731


Mr. Ray Smith has been in the gasket industry since 1981.

His skills include quoting gaskets and gasket materials; since the time he came on board at Ilene Industries, Inc. Water jet cutting/Die cutting quotations. Small,Medium and Large volume quotes. He is familiar with Pressure Sensitive Applications.

He is familiar with most gasket materials, Rubber (all types commercial grade as well as MILITARY SPECIFICATIONS), Sponge blends(open cell and closed cell), Cork, Cork Rubber, Diaphragm sheets, SAE Felts, Graphite, Non-Asbestos, Fiber/paper, leather, Plastics, silicone, silicone sponge, extrusions, profiles, molded rubber.

Gasket and Gasket materials Applications


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Carmex Precision



Jeff Dei specializes in the production of threading tools for turning and milling.Solid Carbide tools for working small bores (from diameter 2.1mm ) for the high tech, medical and small components industry.


Jerry Hammerman
Vice President
PlastiMach Corp



CNC Routers

Jerry Hammerman has 21 years of hands on experience in sales and marketing in the plastics industry. as Vice President of PlastiMach Corp. His focus has been on thermoforming equipment both international and domestic with personal relationships with many major accounts in the thermoforming industry. His expertise in evaluating equipment is “true re-marketable value” comes from “hands on” sales of used thermoformers and related plastics equipment. As an active member of the Society of Plastic Engineers thermoforming Division since 1990 he continues to serve the plastic industry with new and innovative remarketing techniques utilizing PlastiMach’s extensive database of over 20,000 qualified users of plastics equipment.


Gary Treisman
President and CEO
Machinery Network


Mr. Treisman started Machinery Network in 1987 and managed, appraised, and sold over $1 billion worth of machinery and related industrial assets. As the machine sales industry has grown, Gary created Machinery Network Auctions to working with clients to auction or liquidate their surplus assets. Gary received his education at University of the Witwatersrand. He was a stock broker from 1982 to 1987. Gary sat on the board for Location Machinery and has held several leadership roles in multiple business organizations. He is an active member of MDNA (Machinery Dealers National Association) and AMEA (Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers).