KITCHENER, ON - Leitz Tooling Systems, a manufacturer and distributor of cutting tools for the secondary wood and advanced material processing industries, recently announced a pair of appointments to its staff in Canada.

Leitz Tooling Systems Canada Adds StaffChris Veilleux, left, was named shop supervisor for Leitz's Kitchener facility. A 20-year veteran of the cutting tool industry, Veilleux oversees the daily service and sharpening of all cutting tools.

Leitz Tooling Systems Canada Adds StaffJim Drummond was appointed regional sales manager, overseeing the province of Ontario and Western Canada. He brings 25 years of cutting tool experience to Leitz.

Leitz Tooling Systems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leitz GmbH & Co. KG, which has been headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany for 136 years, and employs 3,500 worldwide. Leitz Tooling Systems North America is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, with a manufacturing facility in Jasper, IN, as well as 10 service centers across the United States and Canada. Leitz Tooling Systems Canada is headquartered in Drummondville, QC.

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