Cline Tool has appointed Mark Ritchie to the newly created position of executive vice president of national sales.  Ritchie will be responsible for the national sales team, new business development and expansion of existing markets.

Cline Tool President Jim Long said, “We are excited to welcome Mark Ritchie to Cline Tool. He will be responsible for expansion and continued growth as we look to further diversify and grow our business. Mark’s leadership and extensive industry experience in previous roles at Gleason, Star-SU and SL Munson have given him a strong foundation. He brings a wealth of knowledge to all areas of our business, including design and manufacturing of custom cutting tools, engineering services, distribution, integrated supply programs and project management.”

Ritchie holds both a Master of Science Degree in Project and Strategic Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology from Northern Illinois University.

Founded in Newton, IA, in 1948, Cline Tool designs and manufactures custom metalcutting tools, in addition to being a provider of integrated supply programs and an industrial tool distributor. Cline Tool has locations in Newton, IA, Rockford, IL, Fletcher, NC and Houston, TX.  They serve manufacturing leaders in a variety of industries, including agriculture, oil and gas, construction equipment, automotive, appliances, medical and hydraulic valve controls.