SOURCE: Worldwide Superabrasives, LLC

Worldwide Superabrasives, LLC

February 13, 2012 15:50 ET

David Simpson, Formerly of Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Joins WWSA

BOYNTON BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2012) - Worldwide Superabrasives, LLC (WWSA), a global leader in the manufacture and supply of industrial diamonds and CBN (cubic boron nitride) products, is pleased to announce the hiring of David Simpson, formerly of Sumitomo Electric Carbide.

Dave joins WWSA's world-class sales team of Chris Winkel, Dan Herzog and John Chalvadakis to add his +15 years of experience of providing the highest quality superabrasive materials to a technologically diverse customer base.

Prior to joining WWSA, Dave was the sales manager for Sumitomo Electric Carbide Materials Group, responsible for PCD/PCBN cutting tool/wire die blanks, specialty carbide blanks, ZnSe crystal lenses, single crystal diamond blanks for North America and South America while also overseeing key accounts. In addition, Dave has spent 10 years on the IDA Board of Directors, serving as president in 2008 along with the Wire Associations Ohio Valley Chapter Board of Directors. Prior to Sumitomo, Dave spent several years in law enforcement. Dave earned his BS in Business Systems and Economics Management at Michigan State University.

Dave's vast knowledge of the global superabrasive marketplace along with selling the highest quality superabrasive products will increase WWSA's ability to continue our strong expansion into key international markets, such as Europe, India and Brazil as well as supporting our current customer base of over 100 customers in 16 countries.

WWSA, along with our joint venture partner located in Kaifeng, China, BESCO Superabrasives, produced and sold over 140,000,000 carats of superabrasive products in 2011.

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