CIMtek LLC Staff

Wayne Riekkoff – President

Wayne Riekkoff is a 40+ year veteran of the cutting tool industry. Wayne comes to Cimtek LLC with a 40 year background in tooling distribution as President and former owner of KM Tool Supply Ltd. and 20 years of experience in special tool manufacturing at Carbide Tools Mfg. Inc.

Brian Nowicki – Vice President Sales & Marketing, IL, IN, Lower MI.

Brian Nowicki is a 23+ year Cutting Tool veteran and former Sr. Turning Specialist for Sandvik Coromant’s Corporate Headquarters in Fair Lawn, NJ. Brian was the President at LMT-Fette Inc. in the U.S., a company whose focus is heavily related to Cutting Tools. Additionally, in another previous capacity as General Manager of Yamazen’s Tooling Division, Brian was responsible for bringing Hitachi Tool and high feed milling technology to the North American market. During his 23+ years in the Cutting Tool industry, Brian has held just about every position possible, at every level, giving him a unique, “well rounded” understanding of how the Cutting Tool industry works.

Scott Shippell – Regional Manager, CIMtek’s North Central Region, WI, MN, UP of MI.

Scott Shippell is a 20 year cutting tool veteran that recently held the position as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for LMT USA in Waukegan, IL. Scott has spent the last 12 years with the LMT organization, as the Vice President of both LMT USA and Onsrud Cutter, where he has been highly instrumental in LMT’s and Onsrud’s penetration in the Automotive, Aerospace, Gear Cutting, and the Mold & Die Industries. Prior to his time with LMT, Scott spent 6 years as the Technical Sales & Service Representative for Cline Tool & Service from Newton, IA. During his time with Cline Tool, Scott serviced end users and OEM’s in the Midwest, supporting Cline Tool’s Special Solid Carbide and Indexable Tool capability. Earlier in his career, Scott also served in both an Inside Sales and Outside Sales role with Best Engineering, a Milwaukee-based Cutting Tool Distributor. We are confident that the knowledge, industry credibility, and contacts that Scott bring’s to CIMtek LLC will be a huge asset for not only CIMtek, but also our Distributor and Supplier partners.