GRAND RAPIDS, MI —Leitz Tooling Systems

, a world-wide manufacturer of machine tools for processing wood and advanced materials, announced the appointment of Bill Cariano to the position of president, overseeing all North American operations for the company. Cariano was formerly with Stiles Machinery.

Leitz Tooling is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leitz GmbH & Co. KG, which is headquartered in Oberkochen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and employs 4,700 worldwide. Leitz Tooling Systems is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, and has a manufacturing facility in Jasper, IN, as well as 11 service centers across the United States and Canada.

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