Simonds International announced that David Miles was named president of Simonds Saw L.L.C. effective Jan. 1.
Simonds Saw was formed by Simonds International in 2014 as a separate company under the same management team. Miles succeeds Ray Martino as president. Martino will continue to serve as CEO of Simonds Saw and as president and CEO of Simonds International. Martino has been president and CEO of Simonds International since 1999.
Miles was vice president of sales and marketing for Simonds International since 2011. He has 27 years of experience in sales and marketing and experience in global business development and knowledge of the industrial markets in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Prior to joining Simonds, he was the commercial director of the Americas for Bellota Tools of Spain, the business development manager for Latin America at Stanley Bostitch (now Stanley Black and Decker) and held various global sales, marketing, and product management roles at Cooper Industries Hand Tools Division (now Apex Tool Group).
Miles studied at the University of Missouri, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Finance at the Trulaske School of Business. He is an active participant in several Industrial trade associations and currently serves on the Supplier Advisory Council for the Industrial Division of Affiliated Distributors.
“The appointment of the role of president-Simonds Saw represents the final phase in the separation of the two distinct businesses operated by the Simonds Group. The full separation will enable a sharper focus for each business and we are excited to have David in this role,” said Martino.