New CEO of Five Machining Systems, Inc - Cincinnati, Harold Schoch

April 6, 2022 8:14 am

It is with much pleasure that we announce the new CEO of Five Machining Systems, Inc, – Cincinnati, Harold Schoch.

Harold comes from a long line of machine tool builders that spans five generations. He began his apprenticeship with the American Tool Works Company in 1979. After leaving American Tool, he followed in his Great Grandfather George Schoch’s steps and joined the LeBlond Machine Tool Company, where he continued to sharpen his craft and become more rounded in multiple facets of the machine tool industry.

During Harold’s career, his talents were crafted on the production floor, in field service, and in various management roles, eventually leading to the position of Vice President of Re-Machine & Retrofit Company for 16 years. Harold’s experience at Re-Machine & Retrofit Company prepared him for senior leadership and eventually led to the start of his family business – Machine Tool Solutions Unlimited. In 2009, Harold was sought out by National Technologies Transfer to co-author the training manual that is being used by the Boeing Corporation at the Boeing Craft College in Auburn Washington. Harold understands that the development and training of our team are directly proportionate to our long-term success and he is committed to having the best-trained technicians on our team serving our customers.

Harold is blessed to be one of five Business Leaders to set on Fanuc’s Inaugural “Authorized System Integrators Leadership Council” and has used his relationships with Siemens to help Fives Machining Systems Inc. (Cincinnati, Giddings & Lewis, and Machine Tool Services & Solutions) become a participant in the “Siemens Solutions Partner” program.

When asked about where he sees the future of our company, Harold’s response was:

“I see us as the partner of choice in the manufacturing industry when it comes to increasing productivity through our high-quality metal cutting machines, industry-leading fiber placement machines, innovative robotic solutions, and out ability to rebuild & retrofit multiple brands of machine tools. Simply stated, we want to be viewed as an indispensable partner to our customer’s success and I believe the team that we have will make this goal achievable!” 

We are excited to be led by a leader who is customer-centric, has touched every aspect of the machine tool industry, and is passionate about the legacy of our company and the bright future that is ahead.

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